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.
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