The comedy-related wins in full are as follows, with the judges comments included:
The awards jury said of the show: “Authentic, clever and with characters and a setting that felt completely fresh.”
Writer – Comedy
The comment from the judges room, talking about the script: “Was both warm and poignant in a world rarely represented… a brilliantly funny piece”.
The judges said of their acting: “Charming, endearing and warm…giving this funny show genuine heart.”
“The genuine warmth, imagination and sense of fun just shines through”, said the judges of the trio’s presenting.
The judges commented: “Creating a world that didn’t exist before – original, clever and insightful. Clearly we’ll see much more of this talent in the future.”
Talking about the comedy drama, which was first shown on Channel 4 before becoming a much talked about programme on Netflix, the Royal Television Society commented: “Beautifully written and directed, with performances that were through the roof…taking huge creative risks.”
Also nominated: Ackley Bridge; The Crown.
The RTS Programme Awards “honour excellence across all genres of television programming and recognise exceptional actors, presenters, writers and production teams, as well as the programmes themselves.” The winners were announced at a ceremony tonight (Tuesday 20th March) at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Elsewhere in the awards, Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones picked up the Judges’ Award for Black Mirror; Royal drama The Crown was handed the RTS Award of Special Recognition; and BBC One was named Channel Of The Year. For a full list of results visit rts.org.uk
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