RTS Awards

Mother’s Day – RTS Awards Nomination

The Royal Television Society (RTS) announced their 2019 programme awards today. Great news that BBC Two’s critically acclaimed Mother’s Day starring Daniel Mays was nominated for Single Drama!

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This factual drama Written by Nick Leather (Murdered For Being Different, Broken)  and directed By Fergus O’Brien (Against the Law) Mother’s Day focuses on two ordinary women living either side of the Irish Sea, brought together in the wake of the tragedy:

On the day before Mother’s Day 1993, Colin and Wendy Parry’s lives are torn apart when their youngest son Tim is killed in a terrorist attack by the IRA in Warrington’s town centre. The attack shocks ordinary people on both sides of the Irish Sea.

Sue McHugh, an unassuming and normally shy Dublin housewife, is deeply affected by the tragedy. Spurred into action by the events in Warrington and the hope that she can make a difference, Sue urges people across Ireland to demonstrate that the killings on all sides must stop. But has Sue underestimated the challenge of brokering peace in a community that has known only conflict?

As the grieving Parrys search desperately for answers to their son’s senseless killing, they form an alliance with Sue, her husband Arthur, and her Peace ’93 movement, travelling to Dublin in a bid to bring about peace and ensure Tim’s enduring legacy is one of hope and tolerance.

Daniel Mays (Against The Law, Rogue One) will play Tim’s father Colin Parry, Anna Maxwell Martin plays Wendy Parry, with Vicky McClure and David Wilmot (The Alienist, Black Sails) as Susan and Arthur McHugh.

Congratulations and good luck to all involved in the making of this important and emotional factual drama.

The 2019 RTS Awards will be held on Tuesday, 19 March in London.

Mother’s Day is also available once again on BBC iPlayer for the next 6 months.

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Born to Kill – Royal Television Society Awards Nomination

It was announced earlier today that Born to Kill has been nominated for two Royal Television Society (RTS) Awards. Best Mini-Series and Best Actor for Jack Rowan.

Born To Kill aired  on Channel 4 in April 2017 and was a haunting four-part drama exploring the mind of Sam, a teenager on the verge of acting out suppressed psychopathic desires. As this chilling coming of age drama unfolds, decades of deceit are revealed and Sam’s family’s long buried past returns with a vengeance.

Starring Romola Garai (The Hour, Suffragette) and Daniel Mays (Made in Dagenham, Line of Duty, Rogue One: A Star Wars story,) as the single parents of two out-of-control teens, Born to Kill is the first commission for female writing duo Tracey Malone (Rillington Place) and first time TV writer and BIFA-nominated actress Kate Ashfield.

Born To Kill was directed by Bruce Goodison (Murdered By My Father, Doctor Foster).

It is executive produced by Jake Lushington (The Devil’s Whore) for World Productions (Line of Duty) and commissioned for Channel 4 by Head of Drama Beth Willis and Head of International Drama Simon Maxwell.

 

The RTS Awards ceremony is held Tuesday 20 March at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Congratulations on the two RTS nominations and best of luck to everyone involved with Born to Kill!

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Royal Television Society Awards

The Royal Television Society (RTS) Awards ceremony was held last evening 21 March at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Line of Duty series 3 was nominated for two awards:

  • Drama Series
  • Writer Drama – Jed Mercurio

Commiserations were in order for Line of Duty as Happy Valley won both of those categories.

Photos from the evening:

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Line of Duty – Royal Television Society Awards Nominations

Congratulations to BBC Two, Line of Duty and Jed Mercurio for their two Royal Television Society (RTS) Awards nominations for Drama Series and Writer – Drama Series for the critically acclaimed series 3 that starred Daniel Mays.

The awards ceremony is held Tuesday, 21 March at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The RTS Awards  recognise programmes which have made a positive contribution to their genre through their originality, innovation or supremely high standard, and from which other programme makers can learn and develop. These criteria of originality, creative risk-taking and standard setting quality apply to the performance as well.

Best of luck to our Line of Duty friends!

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