RTS Scotland celebrates television talent at 2019 awards

RTS Scotland celebrates television talent at 2019 awards

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Tuesday, 18th June 2019
On-screen Personality winner Sabrina Grant (Credit: Harrison Reid)
On-screen Personality winner Sabrina Grant (Credit: Harrison Reid)

More than 400 guests attended the RTS Scotland Awards 2019, which saw the broadcaster and television executive Stuart Cosgrove recognised for his work for Scotland’s TV industry.

Cosgrove, who led the Scotland team that campaigned successfully to bring one of the Channel 4 hubs to Glasgow, is the latest recipient of the prestigious RTS Scotland Award.

The inaugural Writer award went to Lorna Martin, who adapted her best-selling book, Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, for television. Women on the Verge, a Merman/House Productions series, aired on UKTV channel W and RTÉ2.

Synchronicity Films series The Cry, which secured six nominations in total, won the Drama prize. The BBC One thriller starred Jenna Coleman as a teacher whose life collapses after her baby son disappears.

Scotland’s new Gaelic TV channel BBC ALBA/MG ALBA took home four awards: Buidheagain (Children’s); FUNC (Comedy); Tommy Burns (Sport: Programme); and the Camera craft award for Daibhidh Martin who shot a two-part documentary about the traditional annual hunt for young gannets, Sùlaisgeir An t-Sealg.

“We’ve had more Gaelic entries than ever before, plus a number of independent companies submitting entries for the first time,” said RTS Scotland Chair April Chamberlain.

The Young Journalist Award went to Ceri Isfryn who produced Firecrest Films’ documentary for Channel 4’s Dispatches current affairs strand, Inside Facebook: Secrets of the Social Network. She received a prize of £1,000 in memory of former BBC Scotland news and current affairs editor George Sinclair.

Glasgow indie Firecrest Films also makes Supershoppers, whose presenter, Sabrina Grant, won the On-screen Personality award.

BBC Studios’ film for the long-running imagine… programme, Rupert Everett: Born to be Wilde, scooped the Documentary and Specialist Factual: Arts prize and the Editing craft award for Berny McGurk.

What Separates Us From the Beasts, a drama made by students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, won the overall Student Award, holding off the winners of the Animation, Comedy and Entertainment, Short Form and Factual categories from the RTS Scotland Student Awards in April. The student films can be viewed on the STV Player.

The ceremony was held at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow and hosted by STV presenter Jennifer Reoch, and stand-up comedian and Heart radio presenter Des Clarke. A record number of entries were received for awards across 24 categories.

“What a great year it has been for the creative industries in Scotland,” said Lisa Hazlehurst, head of Lion Television and Chair of the RTS Scotland Awards. “Scotland’s television industry continues to expand and the high standard of submissions demonstrate what brilliant programmes are being produced here.”

  • News won by STV, John Mason Linda Grimes Gordon Chree Steve Ladurantaye
  • Sound Award received by Micheal MacKinnon from Savalas
  • Tern Television win Documentary ans Specialist Factual: Science and Natural History
  • Ceri Isfryn Young Journalist recipient with Celia Sinclair
  • Young Journalist 2019 - Ceri Isfryn
  • Synchronicity FIlms win Drama, Mark Leese, Claire Mundell, Jacquelin Perske, Helen FItzgerald and Brian Kaczynski (Photo Harrison Reid)

 

Photography by Éva Ibolya Sibinszki & Harrison Reid


RTS Scotland Award winners

The RTS Scotland Award

Stuart Cosgrove

 

Drama

The Cry

Synchronicity Films for BBC One

 

Writer

Lorna Martin

Women on the Verge

Merman/House Productions for RTÉ2 and W

 

Director

Simon Hynd

There She Goes

Merman for BBC Four

 

Comedy

FUNC

The Woven Thread for BBC ALBA

 

Factual and Entertainment Features

Class of Mum and Dad

Firecracker Scotland for Channel 4

 

Documentary and Specialist Factual

Fashion's Dirty Secrets – Stacey Dooley Investigates

Hello Halo Productions and Oak Island Films for BBC One

 

Documentary and Specialist Factual: Arts

imagine… Rupert Everett: Born to be Wilde

BBC Studios for BBC One

Edward Kondracki, Sedona Tubbs and Team

 

Documentary and Specialist Factual: History

The Flu That Killed 50 Million

BBC Studios for BBC Two

 

Documentary and Specialist Factual: Science and Natural History

The Secret Life of Landfill: A Rubbish History

 Tern Television Productions for BBC Four

 

On-screen Personality

Sabrina Grant

Supershoppers

Firecrest Films for Channel 4

 

News

STV News

STV

 

Current Affairs

Disclosure: Suffer the Children

BBC Scotland

 

Young Journalist

Ceri Isfryn​​

Firecrest Films for Channel 4

 

Daytime

Antiques Road Trip

STV Productions for BBC One

 

Children’s

Buidheagain

Sorbier Productions for BBC ALBA

 

Sport: Programme

Tommy Burns

purpleTV for BBC ALBA

 

Sport: Live Event

The Betfred League Cup Final 2018

Sunset + Vine for BT Sport

 

Short Form

Time for Love

BBC Scotland for BBC The Social

 

Craft Awards: Animation and VFX

The Great War: An Orkney Memorial Experience

Playdead for Kirkwall Townscape Heritage Initiative

 

Craft Awards: Camera

Daibhidh Martin

Sùlaisgeir An t-Sealg

MacTV for BBC ALBA

 

Craft Awards: Editing

Berny McGurk

Imagine… Rupert Everett: Born to be Wilde

BBC Studios for BBC One

 

Craft Awards: Graphics and Titling

Peepshow

Angela Carter: Of Wolves & Women

BBC Studios for BBC Two

 

Craft Awards: Sound

Micheal MacKinnon/Savalas

Make Me Up

Hopscotch Films for BBC Four

 

Student Award

What Separates Us From the Beasts

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

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More than 400 guests attended the RTS Scotland Awards 2019, which saw the broadcaster and television executive Stuart Cosgrove recognised for his work for Scotland’s TV industry.