The BBC won 13 awards last night at the RTS Programme Awards, including the Channel of the Year Award for BBC Three.

Channel 4 also performed strongly, picking up nine awards at the annual event, held at Grosvenor House Hotel.

BBC’s Three’s Channel of the Year Award was a vindication for the corporation’s decision to move the channel online last year.

Several BBC Three shows won prizes last night. Fleabag writer and star, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, received the Breakthrough Award and also picked up the prize in the Writer – Comedy category.

Asim Chaudhry won the Comedy Performance Award for his role in People Just Do Nothing and the series also won for Scripted Comedy; while the Single Drama award went to BBC Three’s Murdered By My Father.
Meanwhile, BBC1’s Happy Valley picked up the Drama Series award while the show’s writer Sally Wainwright collected the Writer – Drama award. Wainwright also received the Judges’ Award.
For Channel 4, National Treasure won two prizes: Robbie Coltrane received the Actor (Male) award and the drama also won in the Mini-Series category.

Grayson Perry received two awards for C4’s Grayson Perry All Man series, in the Presenter and Arts categories.

The Daytime Programme Award was also won by a C4 show, the well received new format Find It, Fix It, Flog It, produced by HCA Entertainment and Yeti Media, and presented by Henry Cole and Simon O’Brien.

ITV’s Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway won in the Entertainment category; while Emmerdale triumphed for the second year in a row in the competitive Soap and Continuing Drama category.
The Lifetime Achievement Award went to actress Julie Walters.
The Winners in full:

Actor – Female
Sophie Okonedo Undercover BBC Studios in co-production with BBC America for BBC One

Actor – Male
Robbie ColtraneNational Treasure The Forge for Channel 4

Grayson Perry All Man Swan Films for Channel 4

Phoebe Waller-Bridge Fleabag Two Brothers Pictures for BBC Three
Children’s Programme
CBeebies A Midsummer Night’s Dream CBeebies Production for CBeebies
“Setting new standards in television for young viewers. Hugely ambitious but with plenty of fun.”
Comedy Performance
Asim Chaudhry – People Just Do Nothing Roughcut Television for BBC Three
“Contemporary and relevant, with beautiful layers of detail.”

Daytime Programme
Find it, Fix it, Flog it HCA Entertainment and Yeti Media for Channel 4

Documentary Series
Exodus: Our Journey to Europe KEO Films for BBC Two
Drama Series
Happy Valley Red Production Company for BBC One
Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway ITV Studios and Mitre Television for ITV

Entertainment Performance
Adam Hills, Alex Brooker & Josh WiddicombeThe Last Leg Open Mike Productions for Channel 4

The Aberfan Young Wives’ Club Shiver Cymru for ITV

Live Event
Stand Up to Cancer Princess Productions for Channel 4
National Treasure The Forge for Channel 4

Popular Factual and Features
Employable Me Optomen for BBC Two
Grayson PerryGrayson Perry All Man Swan Films for Channel 4

RTS Channel of the Year
BBC Three

Science and Natural History
First Contact: Lost Tribe of the Amazon Ronachan Films and Pacha Films for Channel 4
Scripted Comedy
People Just Do Nothing Roughcut Television for BBC Three
Single Documentary
The Murder of Sadie Hartley Raw Cut TV for ITV

Single Drama
Murdered By My Father BBC Studios for BBC Three

Soap and Continuing Drama
Emmerdale ITV Studios for ITV

Sports Presenter, Commentator or Pundit
Osi UmenyioraRace to Super Bowl 50, NFL This Week, The NFL Show Whisper Films for BBC Two

Sports Programme
Rio Paralympics Sunset + Vine for Channel 4

Writer – Comedy
Phoebe Waller-BridgeFleabag Two Brothers Pictures for BBC Three
Writer – Drama
Sally Wainwright Happy Valley Red Production Company for BBC One
Judges’ Award
Sally Wainwright
Lifetime Achievement Award
Julie Walters

Staff Reporter

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