RTS North West Awards 2018

RTS North West Awards 2018

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The hugely popular BBC One sitcom Peter Kay’s Car Share picked up two top prizes for its last-ever outing on television at the RTS North West Awards in Manchester.

Peter Kay’s Car Share: The Finale won the Best Comedy Programme award, while Kay’s co-star, Sian Gibson, was named Best Comedy Performer for her appearance in the Goodnight Vienna Productions’ show.

The other acting awards on the night went to: Jack P Shepherd (Best Performance in a Continuing Drama), who plays David Platt in ITV soap Coronation Street; Rob Edwards for his performance in BBC Four’s Men Who Sleep in Cars, a single drama, written entirely in verse by Michael Symmons Roberts; and Jodhi May, who starred in an episode of the long-running anthology drama series, created by Jimmy McGovern.

May also wrote the episode, Invisible, about a mother confronting the teacher who abused her many years before. Moving On, made by LA Productions for BBC One, was named Best Daytime Series.

Big Talk Productions’ drama Cold Feet, which returned to ITV in 2016 after a gap of 13 years, received the award for Best Drama.

Topical Television’s The £1 Houses: Britain’s Cheapest Street for Channel 4 was named Best Factual Series, while BBC Two’s long-running business show Dragons’ Den picked up the Best Factual Entertainment Programme award.

The Best Single Documentary award went to Blakeway North for BBC One film Manchester Bomb: Our Story, which was directed by Lizzie Kempton. The attack on the Manchester Arena in May 2017, following a concert by Ariana Grande, was also the subject of Title Role Productions’ Manchester Terror Attack: In Their Own Words for Channel 5, which won the Best Regional Story award.

Former managing director of ITV Granada Susan Woodward received the RTS Judges Award for founding the Sharp Project, which is home to 60 creative digital businesses in Newton Heath, and Space Studios, Manchester’s facility for high-end television and film production in West Gorton.

“Sue hugely deserves this recognition. She’s a dynamic, inspiring and visionary leader who has transformed the television industry in the North West,” said RTS North West Chair Cat Lewis.

Cold Feet actor John Thomson hosted the RTS North West Awards at the Hilton Deansgate in November, in front of a star-studded audience that included Shayne Ward, Fay Ripley and Johnny Vegas.


RTS North West winners

Judges Awards

Sue Woodward

 

Single Drama or Drama Series

Cold Feet

Big Talk Productions for ITV

 

Performance in a Single Drama or Drama Series – Male

Rob Edwards: Men Who Sleep In Cars

BBC Studios for BBC Four

 

Performance in a Single Drama or Drama Series – Female

Jodhi May: Moving On

LA Productions for BBC One

 

Scriptwriter

Danny Brocklehurst: Come Home

Red Production Company for BBC One

 

Performance in a Continuing Drama

Jack P. Shepherd: Coronation Street

ITV Studios for ITV

 

Continuing Drama Storyline

Coronation Street: The Rape of David Platt

ITV Studios for ITV

 

Comedy Programme

Peter Kay’s Car Share: The Finale

Goodnight Vienna Productions for BBC One

 

Performance in a Comedy

Sian Gibson: Peter Kay’s Car Share: The Finale

Goodnight Vienna Productions for BBC One

 

Entertainment Programme

Jane McDonald and Friends

Elephant House Studios for Channel Five

 

Single Documentary

Manchester Bomb: Our Story

Blakeway North for BBC One

 

Factual Series

The £1 Houses: Britain's Cheapest Street

Topical Television for Channel 4

 

Factual Entertainment Programme

Dragons’ Den

BBC Studios for BBC Two

 

Regional News Journalist

Daniel Hewitt

ITV News Granada Reports for ITV

 

Regional News Programme

ITV News Granada Reports compilation

ITV

 

Regional Story

Manchester Terror Attack: In Their Own Words

Title Role Productions for Channel Five

 

Current Affairs Programme

Judge Rinder’s Crime Stories

ITV Studios for ITV

 

Daytime Series

Moving On

LA Productions for BBC One

 

Sports Programme

Alan Shearer: Dementia, Football and Me

BBC Sport for BBC One

 

Breakthrough Talent

Chloe Lea: Katy

CBBC Production for CBBC

 

Animation/Puppetry

Go Jetters: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

CBeebies Production for CBeebies

 

Children’s Programme – Pre-School

Raa Raa the Noisy Lion: Raa Raa and the Funniest Laugh

Mackinnon and Saunders for CBeebies

 

Children’s Programme – School Age

My Life: Hike to Happiness

Nine Lives Media for CBBC

 

Digital Content

Hollyoaks #DontFilterFeelings

Lime Pictures for Channel 4

 

Production – Craft

Twirlywoos: More about Cleaning

Mackinnon and Saunders/ Ragdoll Productions for CBeebies

 

Best Post-production – Craft

Safe (audio)

Porcupine Media Services for Netflix

All photography by Andrew Farrington

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The hugely popular BBC One sitcom Peter Kay’s Car Share picked up two top prizes for its last-ever outing on television at the RTS North West Awards in Manchester.