2009 RTS Midlands Awards Winners
The cream of the Midlands media gathered at the beautiful Town Hall in Birmingham last night to celebrate the 2009 Royal Television Society Midlands Centre Awards. The event, in partnership with regional screen agency Screen West Midlands, was hosted by news presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy and co-hosted by telly personality Myleene Klass.
More than 300 people were present and applauded the stars of the region, who continue to make an impact in the Midlands’ thriving media community.
The recipient of this year’s prestigious Baird Medal is Robert Lindsay.
Best Promotional Programme – ‘Making A Difference to Children in Care’, Iceni Productions
Best Fictional Programme – ‘Caterpillar’, Infinite Wisdom and Angelfish Productions for Screen WM and the UK Film Council
Best On Screen Personality – Des Coleman, BBC East Midlands Today
Best Acting Performance – Selina Chilton, ‘Doctors’, BBC 1 Television Drama
Best Digital Innovation – ‘Speed Dating’, ST16 for Anderson PR and the UK Road Safety Organisations
Best Entertainment – ‘Embarrassing Bodies’, Maverick Television for Channel 4
Best News Programme – ‘Armistice’, ITV Central Tonight
Best New Talent – Katy Fawcett, ITV Central
Best Production Craft Skills – Rachel Carter, Producer, ‘Caterpillar’ for Infinite Wisdom and Angelfish Productions
Best Current Affairs Feature – ‘Suffolk Strangler’. Hanrahan Media for Sky Crime
Best Documentary – ‘The Satanic Verses Affair’, BBC Vision Production Birmingham for BBC2
Best Independent Programme – ‘Embarrassing Bodies’, Maverick Television for Channel 4
Best Regional Programme – ‘Armistice’, ITV Central Tonight
Winners of the Student Awards:
Best Animation – ‘Eden’, University of Lincoln
Best Entertainment – ‘Best Friends That Love Each Other’, University of Lincoln
Best Factual Programme – ‘Flashmobs’, University of Lincoln
Best Fictional Programme – ‘Olivia’, Staffordshire University
Midlands Centre Best Student Production – ‘Flashmobs’, University of Lincoln