Success for Red, BBC and ITV at regional RTS awards

Red Productions Company claimed a hat-trick of gongs at the Royal Television Society North West Awards for its hit drama Last Tango in Halifax.

The BBC One series, which returned for a second series last week, picked up the best scriptwriter prize for Sally Wainwright, best performance for Anne Reid and best drama series for Red.

Other strong performances for MediaCityUK-based companies included Granada Reports, which was recognised for Hillsborough the Truth at Last in both the best regional news programme and best regional story categories.

Granada Reports won two awards

Granada Reports won two awards

For the BBC, North West Tonight reporter and presenter Jayne McCubbin took home the best regional onscreen talent prize, while the BBC also won awards for CBeebies’ Old Jack’s Boat, Sports Personality of the Year 2012, Blue Peter live in Leeds, BBC One’s Citizen Khan, BBC2′s Racing Legends: Stirling Moss and BBC Three’s Licence to Kill.

The broadcaster was also acknowledged for its own Hillsborough coverage, for its BBC2 documentary Never Forgotten.

Julie Hesmondhalgh, for ITV, won in the best performance category for Coronation Street and ITV Studios’ Emmerdale was named best entertainment programme, while Timeline Television North triumphed in the best post production (craft) category for Sports Personality of the Year.

The full list of RTS North West Awards winners is below:

Best Learning & Education Programme – Lion Eyes Television: You Too Can Be An Absolute Genius

Best Children’s Programme (Pre-School) – CBeebies : Old Jack’s Boat

Best Children’s Programme (School Age) – LA Productions: Stepping Up

Best Current Affairs Programme – BBC: Licence to Kill

Best Production (Craft) BBC Drama Production North – DOP In the Flesh: Tony Slater-Ling

Best Post Production (Craft) – Timeline Television North: Sports Personality of the Year 2012

Award for Innovation in Multiplatform – Lime Pictures: Doc You

Best Regional Onscreen Talent – North West Tonight : Jayne McCubbin

Best Regional News Programme – Granada Reports : Hillsborough the Truth at Last

Best Regional Story – Granada Reports : Hillsborough the Truth at Last

Best Sports Programme – BBC Sport : Sports Personality of the Year 2012

Best Live Event – Blue Peter live in Leeds

Best Low Budget Programme – Title Role Productions: Crimes that Shook Britain 20th Anniversary Stephen Lawrence

Best Script Writer – Red Production Company, Sally Wainwright – Last Tango in Halifax

Best Performance in a Comedy – Adil Ray Citizen Khan

Best Performance in a Continuing Drama – ITV Studios – Julie Hesmondhalgh Coronation Street

Best Single Doc – BBC Religion & Ethics : Hillsborough: Never Forgotten

Best Performance in a Single Drama or drama Series – Red Production Company – Anne Reid: Last Tango in Halifax

Best Factual Series - Platform Productions: Don’t Call me Crazy

Best Factual Ents Programme – BBC Entertainment Production North : Racing Legends: Stirling Moss

Best Entertainment Programme – ITV – Emmerdale live: The Fall Out

Best Comedy Programme – BBC Comedy North: Citizen Khan

Best Single Drama or Drama Series – Red Production Company: Last Tango in Halifax

Best Continuing Drama – Company Pictures North: Shameless: Series 11

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