The Royal Television Society presented Danny Boyle with the Judges’ award last night (19th March), in honour of his work on creating the Olympics opening ceremony. The RTS described the show as “the most surprising, dazzling, original night of television of the year".
Elsewhere, Good Cop, directed by Sam Miller and Susan Tully, took the Drama Serial award, with directors Paul McGuigan and Toby Haynes celebrating Sherlock’s triumph in the Drama Series category. The Single Drama prize went to Richard II, directed by Rupert Goold as part of The Hollow Crown series.
Meanwhile, in documentary, Sacha Mirzeoff and Emma Burman’s Protecting Our Children was named best series, whilst Ben Anthony’s 7/7: One Day in London won the Single Documentary award. Long Lost Family took the trophy for Popular Factual and Features.
In Arts, Randall Wright’s Lucian Freud: Painted Life was selected for the award, and in Science and Natural History, Operation Iceberg’s triumph meant directors Matt Barrett and Louise Ferguson were celebrating. The Secret History of Our Streets, directed by Brian Hill, Joe Bullman, Chris Durlacher, Mary Cranitch and Paul Berczeller, won in the History category.
The Scripted Comedy award went to the Dave Lambert-directed Alan Partridge: Welcome To The Places Of My Life, whilst Celebrity Juice, directed by Toby Baker, won the Entertainment prize. Andrew Gunn’s Wolfblood took home the Children’s Drama award, with Max Lang’s Room on the Broom winning the Children’s Programme category.
Caroline Matthews’ Remembrance Week won the Daytime Programme award, The Bank of Dave (directed by Ian Lilley) scooped the Nations and Regions Programme prize, and Coronation Street won Soap of the year.
For the full list of winners, click here.