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TV production outside the M25 is alive and well

C+I’s most popular original show, Murdertown featuring Hull (Credit: A&E Networks)

In recent years, Channel 4’s new national HQ in Leeds and the BBC’s relocation of 2,300 posts to Salford have dominated our perception of out-of-London programme production.

This is perhaps not surprising: the corporation has the largest Ofcom quota for UK production outside the M25 – 50% – followed by Channel 4 and ITV, who both have 35%, and Channel 5, with 10%.

RTS North West Awards 2015 shortlist announced

The launch party held at the Lowry in Salford was a roaring success.

After a short introductory speech by RTS North West chair Alex Connock, CBBC presenters Lindsey Russell and Lauren Layfield took to the stage to announce this year's shortlist.

It was also revealed that the Learning and Education category will from now on be held in memory of Katy Jones.

The shortlist for this year is:

 

1. Best Animation/ Puppetry