RTS Craft & Design Awards

RTS Craft & Design Awards 2021


The awards celebrate excellence in broadcast television and aim to recognise the huge variety of skills and processes involved in programme making.

Entries are now open across all 29 competitive categories ranging from the Casting Award, now in its second year, to Production Design – Drama and Lighting for Multicamera. There are also two additional awards presented at the discretion of the RTS, the prestigious RTS Special Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

RTS London: It’s All About the Sound

Since starting at the BBC in 1961, he has worked on some of the UK’s most loved shows, including Dad’s Army and Morecambe and Wise.

In a new RTS London film, It’s All About the Sound, McCarthy discusses his career at the BBC and as a freelancer with Strictly Come Dancing sound supervisor Richard Sillitto, a colleague over many years.

Working Lives: Meet TV composer Samuel Sim

The Bay (Credit: ITV)

Samuel Sim won two RTS Craft & Design Awards in 2015 for his original score and title music for ITV period drama Home Fires, and another last year for the title music of The Bay. The judges described Sim’s theme as “haunting and atmospheric”, giving “a Nordic noir feel to Morecambe”, the setting of the ITV crime drama.

How would you describe your music?