The inimitable Tony Wilson always sought to champion North West talent, and this year's lecture features the Salford born star of The Fast Show, Men Behaving Badly and Cold Feet, John Thomson.
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RTS NW are delighted to announce our next fantastic event, a screening of Trust Me, the brand new drama thriller made by Red Production Company for BBC One. Plus an exclusive panel discussion about ‘women in television’. Are we doing enough to bring more women into the industry? Why are drama directors predominantly male? Is there a fundamental flaw in how we are hiring our crews?
Following the screening of episode one, executive producer Catherine Oldfield, co-creator and writer Daragh Carville, and actors Morven Christie and Daniel Ryan were on hand to discuss the show with ITV Granada Reports presenter Ann O’Connor.
Christie plays a detective sergeant and family liaison officer, who is embedded to offer support to the family of missing teenage twins, which allows her to investigate their disappearance from within.
Manchester Metropolitan University students won the Drama and Camera awards, while the Factual award went to the University of Bolton. Manchester School of Art’s Chelsea June Hicks won the Production Design award.
“It is so important to recognise the emerging talent in the industry,” said Richard Frediani, Chair of the RTS North West Student Television Awards. “The winners and nominees this year demonstrated the exceptionally high standard of work which continues to be produced across the North West.”
The three-part drama, which is full of warmth and humour, tells the story of an ordinary family faced with an extraordinary situation.
Eleven-year-old Max identifies as a girl, and as the ticking clock of puberty begins and Max’s belief that he’s in the wrong body intensifies, the fractured family – mum, played by Anna Friel and dad, Emmett J Scanlan – must unite to help Max find a way forward.
“RTS North West awards are getting bigger and better every year and this years’ nominations are another truly amazing line-up of great programmes, ground-breaking journalism and incredible creative talent,” said North West Tonight presenter Roger Johnson, who revealed the names of the contenders at the party.
Audio Network sponsored the RTS North West Awards Launch Party 2018. The awards ceremony will be held on 10 November at the Hilton Deansgate, Manchester.