The Royal Television Society (RTS) Programme Awards have honoured the top drama, documentary, entertainment programmes of 2019.
Sky Atlantic’s Save Me took home the award for Best Drama Series, beating BBC America’s Killing Eve and BBC Two’s Peaky Blinders. The drama’s scribe Lennie James was honoured as Best Writer – Drama.
The show was praised by judges for: “its authenticity as a series, and captivating performances throughout”.
Killing’s Eve’s Jodie Comer was honoured as Best Actor (Female), while Kiri’s Lucian Msamati took the prize of Best Actor (Male).
The Breakthrough Award went to Informer’s Nabhaan Rizwan, who beat Mo Gilligan from The Big Narstie Show and Alice Feetham from Save Me to the top prize.
Channel 4’s Prison took the prize for Best Documentary Series, while Best Single Documentary went to Channel 5’s Raped: My Story. Best Entertainment went to C4’s The Last Leg.
A full list of winners can be found below:
WINNER – Jodie Comer Killing Eve (Sid Gentle Films for BBC One)
WINNER – Lucian Msamati Kiri (The Forge Entertainment for Channel 4)
WINNER – The Art of Drumming (Wall to Wall Media for Sky Arts)
WINNER – Nabhaan Rizwan Informer (Neal Street Productions for BBC One)
WINNER – Prosiect Z (Boom Cymru for S4C
Comedy Performance (Female)
WINNER – Lesley Manville Mum (Big Talk Productions in association with The Money Men for BBC Two)
Comedy Performance (Male)
WINNER – Steve Pemberton & Reece Shearsmith Inside No. 9 (BBC Studios for BBC Two)
WINNER – The Repair Shop (Ricochet for BBC Two)
WINNER – Prison (Spring Films for Channel 4)
WINNER – Save Me (World Productions for Sky Atlantic)
WINNER – The Last Leg (Open Mike for Channel 4)
WINNER – Big Narstie and Mo Gilligan The Big Narstie Show (Expectation / Dice Productions for Channel 4)
Formatted Popular Factual
WINNER – The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night (Spun Gold TV for ITV)
WINNER – A Dangerous Dynasty: The House of Assad (72 Films for BBC Two)
WINNER – The Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (BBC Studios for BBC One)
WINNER – A Very English Scandal (Blueprint Pictures for BBC One)
WINNER – Romesh Ranganathan The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan (Rumpus Media for BBC Two)
RTS Channel of the Year
WINNER – Cbeebies
Science and Natural History
WINNER – Drowning in Plastic (Raw TV for BBC One)
WINNER – Derry Girls (Hat Trick Productions for Channel 4)
WINNER – Raped: My Story (Lambent Productions for Channel 5)
WINNER – Killed By My Debt (BBC Studios: The Documentary Unit for BBC Three)
Soap and Continuing Drama
WINNER – Hollyoaks (Lime Pictures for Channel 4)
Sports Presenter, Commentator or Pundit
WINNER – Osi Umenyiora NFL This Week and The NFL Show (Whisper Films for BBC Two)
WINNER – MOTD 2018 World Cup: Quarter Final – England v Sweden (BBC Sport for BBC One)
WINNER – Stefan Golaszewski Mum (Big Talk Productions in association with The Money Men for BBC Two)
WINNER – Lennie James Save Me (World Productions for Sky Atlantic)
WINNER – Ben Frow (Director of Programmes, Channel 5)
Outstanding Contribution to British Television
WINNER – Lorraine Kelly