The Royal Television Society West of England Awards in association with Evolutions Bristol took place on Sunday 21st April at Bristol Old Vic with a gala ceremony hosted by actor and comedian Jayde Adams. The television community of the West of England turned out in force to celebrate their work over the last year.

The Bottle Yard Studios and Bristol Film Office were proud to once again sponsor the Scripted category, which was presented by Deputy Mayor of Bristol Craig Cheney to Rain Dogs, produced for BBC One and HBO Max by Sid Gentle, whose Bristol development and production arm Sid Wild is based at The Bottle Yard.

The dark comedy drama also took home a second accolade, with Daisy May Cooper winning the On Screen Performance Award for her role as working class single mum Costello Jones. Judges commended Daisy for an “engaging and surprising performance”, describing her as “an unconventional leading lady.”

Guests on the night included the cast of ITV2 sitcom Ruby Speaking including Joe Sims and Sam Swainsbury, Bristol based contestants from The Traitors, Mollie Pearce and Charlie Bees, TV presenter, author and historian David Olusoga, property expert and TV presenter Sarah Beeny, explorer and presenter Bertie Gregory and TV chef Nadiya Hussain.

In other categories, Silverback Films won five awards for its natural history content including a win in Natural History for Netflix’s Life on our Planet narrated by Morgan Freeman. The BBC’s Natural History Unit won three awards, including the landmark Planet Earth 111 taking home the Cinematography and Production Management awards. David Olusoga impressed the judges to win On Screen Talent for his work on BBC Two’s Union with David Olusoga (Uplands TV/Wall to Wall Media) and the show also won in Factual. The Dog Academy (Five Mile Films) won in Factual Entertainment and Features and Humza: Forgiving the Unforgivable (Drummer Television) championed in Documentary.

View the full list of winners here and a gallery of photos from the evening here.

Photographer @JonCraig_Photos