Royal Television Society 2018 - What an impact!

Royal Television Society 2018 - What an impact!

12th March 2018

On a rainy Sunday night in the heart of Bristol's old town, the great and the good of television production, replaced boots for bow-ties and bodices to convene at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre. The big event was the Royal Television Society's West of England Awards, and the Old Vic's backstage bar was one bubbling mass of creative talent!

Producers, Directors, Composers, Editors, Graphic Designers, Presenters....there wasn't a talent box left unticked. And it's hardly surprising, because, as Lynn Barlow ( Chair of RTS-West ) explained, Bristol has recently been made UNESCO's city of Film in global recognition of the city’s outstanding contribution to film culture and creativity ! 

It goes without saying that the natural history crowd were there in force! Most notable amongst them were the BBC Studios NHU Blue Planet II team who's brilliantly talented camera men and women bagged the Cinematography Award. But surprisingly, they lost out to Keo's 'Rise of the Warrior Ape' directed by James Reed, for the Best Natural History film award.

The wonderful thing about these awards is that they bring the whole of Bristol's broadcasting community together. It is inclusive and inspiring to be rubbing shoulders with colleagues who through their work, have had a real impact on our local communities, and the wider world. In the documentary category it was 'Drugsland' that stole the show. In Drama it was 'Three Girls' that wiped the floor. And Natural History it was 'Blue Planet II' that shone.

Each of these shows has played an important part, in it's own specific genre, to push the bar, to turn heads, to make people and politicians think, consider and exact change. Now that is something to be very proud of.

We'd like to thank the Royal Television Society West for hosting such a glittering event, and to Evolutions for being the principal sponsors. We had a blast ! 



Lizzie Green ( NHN) Julian Hector ( Head BBC Studios NHU) Vicky Halliwell ( NHN) 

 

The Winners in Summary

BBC Studios The Natural History Unit received three awards for landmark series Blue Planet II and an award for Children’s for its CBBC series e Zoo, but it was Keo West who triumphed in the Natural History category for its lm, Rise of the Warrior Apes, directed by NHN members James Reed about an extraordinary troop of chimpanzees in Ngogo,Uganda. 

BBC Studios Unscripted Productions had a successful evening, scooping seven awards for a range of its shows including Extreme Wives with Kate Humble for Documentary, Nadiya’s British Food Adventure for Factual Entertainment and Steve Brown from Country le for New On Screen Talent, plus a few craft awards for Drugsland, a gritty documentary shot on the streets of Bristol.

The drama categories were dominated by ree Girls (BBC Studios in association with Studio Lambert), based on the Rochdale child sexual abuse scandal, which took home ve awards including Best Drama, Editor, Cinematography, Director and Composer.  

Royal Television Society West of England Awards Ceremony 2018 - Full List of Winners

 



Natural History supported by Evolutions Bristol
Rise of the Warrior Apes
Keo West


Children’s
The Zoo
BBC Studios The Natural History Unit


Factual Entertainment
Nadiya’s British Food Adventure
BBC Studios Unscripted Productions
                                              
On Screen Talent supported by Hotel du Vin & Bistro
Steve Le Febre
Crunch the Week, Made in Bristol TV

Design - Programme Content and VFX
The Secrets of Your Food
BDH Creative

Factual 
Without Limits: Vietnam
BBC Studios Unscripted Productions

Flying Futures Talent Award supports by the BBC Studios The Natural History Unit
Hugo Pettitt
Drugsland BBC Studios Unscripted Productions

Film supported by AXISVFX
Access All Areas
Camden Film Company

Cinematography supported by Films@59
Blue Planet II Camera Team, Blue Planet II: One Ocean
BBC Studios The Natural History Unit, The Open University, BBC Worldwide, Tencent, BBC America, France Televisions and CCTV9


Short Form
Check the Label
Calling the Shots

Animation
My Genome Sequence for Great Ormond Street Hospital
Wonky

Craft - Director supported by Icon Films
Sacha Mirzoeff, Drugsland
BBC Studios Unscripted Productions

Sir Ambrose Fleming Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to television in the West of England
Sherrie Eugene-Hart

Television Drama supported by The Bottleyard
Three Girls
BBC Studios in association with Studio Lambert

Editing - Drama
Úna Ní Dhonghaíle
Three Girls, BBC Studios in association with Studio Lambert

Cinematography - Drama supported by Films@59
Matt Gray
Three Girls, BBC Studios in association with Studio Lambert

Sound - Drama
Owen Shirley, Andrew Wilson, Scott Hazell, Dave Mackie
Breakdown, Dave Mackie Films

Director - Drama
Philippa Lowthorpe
Three Girls, BBC Studios in association with Studio Lambert

Sound
Graham Wild, Kate Hopkins, Tim Owen Blue Planet II
Wounded Buffalo for BBC Studios the Natural History Unit, The Open University, BBC Worldwide, Tencent, BBC America, France Televisions and CCTV9


Editing supported by Doghouse
Colette Hodges, Angele Maddick, Rupert Troskie, Darren Flaxstone, Drugsland
BBC Studios Unscripted Productions

Grading
Adam Inglis, Blue Planet II
BBC Studios the Natural History Unit, The Open University, BBC Worldwide, Tencent, BBC America, France Televisions and CCTV9


News Coverage
Inside Out West

News Reporter supported by UWE Bristol
Fiona Lamdin
BBC Points West

Digital Creativity supported by BBC Studios Unscripted 
Wonderful You VR
BDH Immersive

Composer
Natalie Hold, Three Girls
BBC Studios in association with Studio Lambert

New On Screen Talent
Steve Brown
Countryfile, BBC Studios Unscripted Productions

Documentary
Extreme Wives with Kate Humble
BBC Studios Unscripted Productions

 

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