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Red wins three RTS North West awards for Last Tango in Halifax


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 won two awards Granada Reports won two awards

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

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