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10 March 2017

Numerous RTS Programme Award nominations to celebrate

  
We’re thrilled to see that 2016 WFTV Mentee Rachel Heywood and WFTV member Nainita Desai (both pictured above) are amongst the nominees at this year’s Royal Television Society Programme Awards. The two combined their skills on The Murder of Sadie Hartley, which is nominated in the Single Documentary category. Rachel produced the programme for Raw Cut TV, Nainita composed the music.

Also amongst the nominees are a number of previous WFTV Award winners. Sharon Horgan has picked up three nominations, for Comedy Performance and Scripted Comedy along with Catastophe collaborator Rob Delaney, and for Writer – Comedy for Motherland along with Graham Linehan, Helen Linehan and Holly Walsh. Julie Walters is nominated in the Actor- Female category for her role in National Treasure; Sally Wainwright in the Writer – Drama category for Happy Valley; and Clare Balding in the Sports Presenter, Commentator or Pundit category for her work on the Rio Paralympics.

Huge congratulations to them and to all the nominees.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on Tuesday 21 March. We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed!

 

More news from Nainita

And if one nomination wasn’t enough, composer Nainita Desai is also celebrating a nomination for Tribes, Predators & Me, the 3-part BBC Natural History Unit programme which she composed for has been nominated in the Best Natural History Programme or Series category at the RTS West Awards. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Bristol on Sunday 19 March.

And catch her work on Steve Backshall – Down the Mighty River, a 2 x 60 minute programme which begins on BB2 at 9:00pm on Sunday 12 March.