The announcement via Twitter teased the bumper upcoming series, with Martin Compston’s character DS Steve Arnott asking his gaffer, Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar), for an extra episode.
Set in contemporary London, the six-part series portrays the death-defying and life-saving work of the Metropolitan Police Bomb Disposal Squad, also known as “Expo”.
A summer terrorist campaign wreaks havoc on the capital, and it’s up to Expo to defuse a series of improvised explosive devices.
Vicky McClure (Line of Duty) plays the experienced but reckless operative Lana Washington. As Lana begins to suspect her unit is the bomber’s true target, she sets out on a desperate search for proof and the bomber’s identity.
Coventry’s Guz Khan took home the Best Male Actor award for his performance in Tiger Aspect’s BBC Three comedy series Man Like Mobeen and the Best Writer prize, jointly with co-writer Andy Milligan. The two prizes, presented at the late-November ceremony, brought Khan’s tally to five RTS Midlands Awards in just two years.
Exodus: Our Journey to Europe
This three-part documentary series offers a unique insight into the intense and dangerous journeys made by migrants at the peak of the 2015 refugee crisis.
Migrants who were fleeing war, poverty or political upheaval were given camera phones to capture their journey to the relative safety of European shores.
They filmed where regular TV crews could not: on inflatable dinghies bobbing across the Mediterranean or in the backs of trucks as they were smuggled across the Sahara.
The award recognises Graham’s distinguished career in programme making and on behalf of programme makers in his former role as CEO of Pact.
Previous recipients of the award include Sir Trevor McDonald, David Liddiment and Coronation Street.
Presenting the award, RTS Chair and Chief Executive of ITN, John Hardie said, “It is my pleasure tonight to award the highest honour of the Society – its Gold Medal. Those who hold it are few – but distinguished.”