Wins for Fund contributors at the RTS awards

Image: Black Ops (c) BBC, Gary Moyes

Congratulations to our Skills Fund contributors for their wins at the 2024 Royal Television Society Awards.

At a ceremony hosted by comedian Tom Allen at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, ten productions that contributed to the High-end TV Skills Fund received awards across 14 categories. The night’s big winner was BBC drama The Sixth Commandment, receiving awards for Limited Series, Supporting Actor – Male for Eanna Hardwicke and Writer – Drama for Sarah Phelps.

The Leading Actor categories went to performers in two other contributing productions with wins for Tamara Lawrence for her role in Time, and Kane Robinson for Netflix’s Top Boy. BBC Comedy Black Ops picked up wins for its leads, with Hammed Animashaun and Gbemisola Ikumelo collecting the male and female Comedy Performance prizes.

Further comedy prizes were awarded to Channel 4’s Big Boys for Comedy Writing, Extraordinary for Scripted Comedy and Juice for Comedy Drama while Chimp Empire collected the award for Science & the Natural World.

The final series of Sally Wainwright’s police drama Happy Valley was rewarded in the Drama Series category while the Judges’ Award went to ITV drama Mr Bates vs The Post Office for the incredible audience reaction to the series which provoked the government to take action.

A Kind of Spark, a contributor to the Children’s TV Skills Fund won the Children’s Programme award and there were wins across a range of unscripted categories for BBC, Sky, Channel 5 and Netflix contributing broadcasters to the Unscripted TV Skills Fund.

We wish all winners congratulations and thank each of them for their contributions that go on to help further support and develop the screen workforce across the UK.


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