The glittering Royal Television Society Midland Awards 2019 took place last night, celebrating the television and broadcasting industry across the region.
The event was hosted by popular radio and television presenter Trish Adudu and featured an array of stars and personalities from the industry.
Nottingham born actor Vicky McClure was presented with the Best Female Actor award for her performance as DCI Kate Fleming in the fifth series of Line Of Duty.
There were also huge celebrations for Coventry’s Guz Khan as he claimed two trophies for Best Male Actor for the BBC Three comedy series, Man Like Mobeen and for Best Writer, which he jointly won with his co-writer Andy Milligan.
ITV News Central’s Matt Teale scooped the award for best on screen personality, whilst BBC Midlands journalist Jonathan Gibson took home the award in the best journalist category.
Sue Brown, presenter of BBC Four’s First Black Brummies documentary won the Outstanding New Talent category.
The key winners at the event, which was attended by over 300 guests, was as follows:
Acting Performance – Female: Vicky McClure – Line of Duty-Series 5
Single Documentary/Documentary Feature: Gemma: My Murder
Outstanding New Talent: Sue Brown
Acting Performance – Male: Guz Khan – Man Like Mobeen
Single Television Drama or Drama Series: Doctors (BBC)
Journalist of the Year: Jonathan Gibson (BBC)
Current Affairs Programme of the Year: The Pub Bombings (BBC)
On Screen Personality: Matt Teale (ITV)
Writer: Guz Khan and Andy Milligan, Man Like Mobeen
Caren Davies, Chair, RTS Midlands says: “This year has been an outstanding year for the Midlands in terms of TV and digital production. The breadth and diversity of the content is a true reflection of the talent and creativity of the region.”
“It was great to see the Midlands television industry out in force alongside many familiar faces from our TV screens. It was a truly exciting evening of celebration.”