RTS West - The Natural History winners !

RTS West - The Natural History winners !

20th March 2017

Planet Earth II and Jago a Life Underwater win big at the RTS Bristol Awards 2017

This year, the BBC Natural History Unit will celebrate its 60th anniversary, and so it's only fitting that this world class production house was recognised on Sunday nights Royal Television Society West of England Awards. 

The RTS West Awards ceremony in partnership with Evolutions, was held in the Old Vic Theatre Bristol and celebated achievements in television and film production in the region over the past 12 months. Filmakers from across the television and film genres; Drama, Documentary, Animation Childrens, and News  joined many of our own natural history colleagues in a glittering gala evening.

 " 1000's of people know that the NHU is the beating heart of the wildlife film industry,but its body is Bristol" said Mike Gunton Executive Producer of Planet Earth II, which scooped a string of awards including Best Series and Best Editing for Dave Pearce's.

Mike went on to thank the RTS for recognising the role of natural history directors when he accepted the Award for Best Director on behalf of Fredi Devas who directed Planet Earth II stunning 'Cities' episode . 


The BBC's Natural World team also picked up award for Best On Screen Talent - Unscripted.

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