The RTS Programme Awards, which are chaired by The Foundry CEO, Alex Mahon, honour excellence across all genres of television programming and recognise exceptional actors, presenters, writers and production teams as well as the programmes themselves.
“We all knew the gravity of what we were taking on,” says Jack Thorne, the screenwriter of Channel 4’s powerful drama National Treasure.
The show follows fictional light entertainment star Paul Finchley (RTS Award nominee Robbie Coltrane), who is accused of raping a 15-year-old girl many years earlier.
The show, coming from Finchley’s perspective, looks at the impact of the accusation, not only on the victim, but also on the accused and their family.
So before the sun miraculously parts the clouds, the daffodils thrust their heads through the earth and the rain stops, there is just time to catch up on all top TV that you may have missed.
The show follows the career of some of our best loved celebrities from the world of comedy and showbiz.
Narrated by Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Friday Night Dinner), this series will look at the lives of comic actor Peter Sellers, the incorrigible Frankie Howerd, Barry Humphries and his larger-than-life alter ego Dame Edna Everage, king of Saturday night Sir Bruce Forsyth, comedy great Kenny Everett, and much loved national treasure Julie Walters.