This year’s snappily-titled Royal Television Society Annual Programme Awards For Devon, Cornwall And The Channel Islands was held at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel in Plymouth last month. The glamorous event saw ITV Westcountry picking up three awards – aw, Gus Honeybun would’ve been so proud (yes yes, we know that was TSW).
Westcountry Live’s coverage of job losses at Imerys Minerals UK in St Austell was praised highly by the judges and won the much-coveted (it says here) Single Item News Coverage.
The Regional Documentary award was presented to ITV Westcountry for 50 Years Of ITV, a one-off nostalgic look back at ITV in the region, from the very first station to hold the licence, Westward TV, through to Television South West, Westcountry Television, Carlton Westcountry and finally ITV Westcountry. However, the programme was criticised for making no mention of Ian Calvert’s Freeze Frame (not strictly true).
In the Craft Camera category, ITV Westcountry cameraman Matt Mulcrone picked up the winning award.
Managing director of ITV Westcountry Mark Haskell said: “I’m delighted that the quality of our productions and the talent behind them have been recognised by the RTS. It’s a great result.” Well, obviously.
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