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?
The Liverpool-born author took the Script Writer award for his BBC One prison drama Time while its star, Sean Bean, picked up the Performance in a Drama prize.
McGovern’s drama Anthony, made by LA Productions for BBC One, which tells the story of a racist murder of a teenager and the life he could have lived, secured the Single Drama award.
Channel 4 Aids drama It’s a Sin, written by Russell T Davies and made by Red Production Company, took the Drama Series prize.
‘I’m incredibly honoured,’ said Roach. ‘The North West has a long history of exceptional programme-making
and enabling the next generation of talent – and the RTS has always celebrated and supported both.’
Theresa Wise, CEO of the RTS, said: ‘As the UK production sector returns to full swing, the work of our regional centres is central to supporting the work of our wonderful television community.’
It felt good to be in a room full of people at the RTS Cambridge Convention last month: great sessions and speakers, brilliantly curated by Ben McOwen Wilson of YouTube. Of course, there was much drama when John Whittingdale stepped in for outgoing culture secretary Oliver Dowden, but this was a great way of demonstrating to the UK broadcasting industry that the Government knows better than most what constitutes great drama.
RTS NW regret to announce that due to COVID -19 and the current social distancing guidelines we have had to cancel the RTS NW Awards 2020.
We look forward to seeing you and receiving all your amazing entries in 2021.