Red Productions Company drama Last Tango in Halifax won three awards at the Royal Television Society North West Awards, held this weekend in Manchester.
The BBC One drama, which is filmed in the North and attracted over 7million viewers for its first series, picked up the best scriptwriter prize for Sally Wainwright, best performance for Anne Reid and best drama series for Red.
Granada Reports’ coverage of the Hillsborough panel report was recognised twice, winning it best regional news programme and best regional story for Hillsborough the Truth at Last. The BBC also won an award for its Hillsbrough coverage, picking up best single documentary for Hillsborough: Never Forgotten.
Other winners at the event, which was hosted by BBC Sport’s Dan Walker, included Lion Eyes Television, Timeline Television North, Platform Productions and Company Pictures North.
The full list of RTS North West Awards winners is below:
Best Learning & Education Programme – Lion Eyes Television: You Too Can Be An Absolute Genius
Best Children’s Programme (Pre-School) – CBeebies : Old Jack’s Boat
Best Children’s Programme (School Age) – LA Productions: Stepping Up
Best Current Affairs Programme – BBC: Licence to Kill
Best Production (Craft) BBC Drama Production North – DOP In the Flesh: Tony Slater-Ling
Best Post Production (Craft) – Timeline Television North: Sports Personality of the Year 2012
Award for Innovation in Multiplatform – Lime Pictures: Doc You
Best Regional Onscreen Talent – North West Tonight : Jayne McCubbin
Best Regional News Programme – Granada Reports : Hillsborough the Truth at Last
Best Regional Story – Granada Reports : Hillsborough the Truth at Last
Best Sports Programme – BBC Sport : Sports Personality of the Year 2012
Best Live Event – Blue Peter live in Leeds
Best Low Budget Programme – Title Role Productions: Crimes that Shook Britain 20th Anniversary Stephen Lawrence
Best Script Writer – Red Production Company, Sally Wainwright – Last Tango in Halifax
Best Performance in a Comedy – Adil Ray Citizen Khan
Best Performance in a Continuing Drama – ITV Studios – Julie Hesmondhalgh Coronation Street
Best Single Doc – BBC Religion & Ethics : Hillsborough: Never Forgotten
Best Performance in a Single Drama or drama Series – Red Production Company – Anne Reid: Last Tango in Halifax
Best Factual Series – Platform Productions: Don’t Call me Crazy
Best Factual Ents Programme – BBC Entertainment Production North : Racing Legends: Stirling Moss
Best Entertainment Programme – ITV – Emmerdale live: The Fall Out
Best Comedy Programme – BBC Comedy North: Citizen Khan
Best Single Drama or Drama Series – Red Production Company: Last Tango in Halifax
Best Continuing Drama – Company Pictures North: Shameless: Series 11