RTS awards

Winners of the 2018 RTS Southern Awards announced

ITV Winners (left to right) Daniel Skipp, Jessica Savage and Kenny Fillingham

At a ceremony hosted by TV presenters Sally Taylor and Fred Dinenage, Ricochet took home the Factual Entertainment award for ITV’s Britain’s Favourite Dogs and the Factual Series – Small Scale award for BBC Two’s The Repair Shop.

Neil Kent, who has worked on both Ricochet series, won the Camerawork award.

The Factual Series – Small Scale award went to Lambent Productions for BBC Two’s Addicted Parents: Last Chance to Keep my Children, which the judges said took a “heartfelt, considered and respectful approach to very challenging subject matter”.

RTS Scotland Student Television Awards 2018

On the last evening in January, nominees, lecturers and various professionals from across the industry met in Cottiers theatre in Glasgow's West End to celebrate Scotland’s burgeoning talent and congratulate the winners of the 2018 RTS Scotland Student Television Awards.

The ceremony was hosted by Glasgow’s very own queen of comedy Karen Dunbar, who kept the crowd roaring with laughter from beginning to end - pausing only to applaud each of the winners and nominees for their outstanding entries.

RTS Scotland Student Awards 2018

RTS Scotland welcomes you to join us in celebrating the finest student television in Scotland across genres of animation, factual, comedy & entertainment, short feature and drama, with students from Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, University of Stirling, Fife College, North East Scotland College, Glasgow Clyde College, Edinburgh Napier University, Glasgow Caledonian University and The University of the West of Scotland.


This year will mark the fifth anniversary of our awards, and we are very pleased to be celebrating the best from a year in television and congratulating Scotland's burgeoning talent. Our entry numbers have increased and so has the number of awards we present; the awards ceremony has now become a popular industry event and is well established in the television calendar.

The Crown and Sherlock among RTS Craft & Design Awards nominations

The awards recognise the huge variety of skills involved in programme production from editing to lighting, and costume design to digital effects. 

BBC dramas lead the way in nominations. Taboo, which stars Tom Hardy is up for six awards, whilst Broken and Three Girls received four nominations each. 

Three Girls director Philippa Lowthorpe received a nomination in the Director - Drama category alongside Euros Lyn for Damilola, Our Loved Boy and Julian Jarrold for The Witnesses for the Prosecution, all for BBC One. 

RTS winners unite for new Channel 4 crime drama Kiri

Sarah Lancashire RTS Programme Awards 2013-14

Happy Valley actor Sarah Lancashire stars as social worker Miriam who is thrust into the spotlight when a child in her care, Kiri, is abducted and killed after an unsupervised visit to her biological family. The no-nonsense social worker loves and believes in her job, but has a maverick and instinctive approach to dealing with the children she looks after, which draws attention as the media buzz intensifies.

Miriam (Lancashire) and the families at the centre of the storm are forced to ask tough questions, not just of themselves, but of those they love the most.  

RTS Young Technologist 2017

The Award recognises excellence in broadcast technology and is intended to advance education in the science, practice, technology and art of television and its allied fields. As part of the award, Gray receives an all-expenses paid trip to the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam.

Gray was chosen to receive the award from among some of the best young engineers and technologists working in the UK today by a panel of experts, chaired by Digital Media Consultant Terry Marsh.

RTS Programme Awards 2017

The awards recognise programmes which have made a positive contribution to their genre through their originality, innovation or supremely high standard, and from which other programme makers can learn and develop. These criteria of originality, creative risk-taking and standard setting quality apply to the performance as well. 

This year sees some significant changes following discussions with judges and entering companies:

Grierson Trust unveils 2016 nominees

Phillip Wood for Chasing Dad: A Lifelong Addiction

The annual awards recognise innovation and quality in documentary films across a number of categories, from student and international productions, to arts to current affairs documentaries.

Many of this year’s shortlisted award nominees have received RTS awards or nominations in the past year.

Among the nominees is RTS Student Awards winner Phillip Wood for Chasing Dad: A Lifelong Addiction. He is nominated in the Best Newcomer Documentary category.