RTS awards

ITV2 orders more Don’t Hate the Playaz and The Stand Up Sketch Show

Don't Hate The Playaz at the Royal Television Society Awards (Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

The first series proved a hit with viewers and was nominated for a Royal Television Society Programme Award earlier this year. 

The show, which is filmed in a gig environment, sees two teams made up of comedians, hip hop legends and celebrity hip hop lovers battle it out in front of a live audience.

Hosted by Rizzle Kicks' Jordan Stephens, the two teams will once again be led by TV presenter Maya Jama and rapper Lady Leshurr, with new guests joining the trio each week.

Dorothy Byrne: Wickedness that’s been going on for decades is still wickedness, and we should expose it

Dorothy Byrne (Credit: Channel 4)

At her very first World in Action meeting as a young researcher, Dorothy Byrne experienced a feeling she couldn’t quite put her finger on. Until she realised that it was “the feeling I got if I accidentally wandered into the gents’ toilets – I shouldn’t be here!”

Being a rare woman in a man’s world in the early 1980s didn’t deter her, however, and Byrne has now worked in investigative broadcast journalism for nigh on four decades.

RTS Yorkshire announce nominations for 2019 Awards

Steve (Jack Dee) and Nicky (Kerry Godliman) in Bad Move (Credit: ITV)

Just under 100 industry professionals gathered at Prime’s new events space, Archive, to discover whether their work had made it on to the awards shortlist. Larry and Paul, a comedy act who have built up a strong local following on BBC Radio Leeds, hosted the launch.

Nominations for the 18 awards categories reflected the healthy level of production in the Yorkshire region. The hotly contested factual awards earned multiple nominations for Daisybeck Studios, Air TV, True North and True Vision Yorkshire.

RTS Scotland Student Television Awards 2019

The Royal Television Society’s Scotland Centre, honored the winners of its 2019 Student Awards, sponsored by STV, at a glittering ceremony held at The Argyle Street Arches, Glasgow. The event was hosted by STV News entertainment reporter Laura Boyd and comedic double act Link & Lorne. As part of a new partnership we are delighted to have STV support the Scotland Student Awards by filming the event to broadcast edited highlights on the STV Player after the event.

The Interrogation of Tony Martin wins big at West of England Awards 2019

RTS Award Winner David Nath (Credit: Jon Craig/@JonCraig_Photos)

David Nath – the co-founder of Story Films – picked up the Director award, while Joe Carey won the Editing prize. Nath’s script for the programme was taken verbatim from the police interview recordings of Tony Martin, the Norfolk farmer who shot a fleeing burglar dead in 1999. The judges described it as a “truly exciting piece of television, so well done technically and very well cast”.