True North swept the board at the RTS Yorkshire Awards last week picking up three awards at a ceremony hosted by Director of BBC North – Peter Salmon.
True North’s first win of the night was for Best Indie – the third year running it’s taken this title.
True North was up against stiff competition in this category – with This is England ’86 producer Warp Films and Kay Mellor’s Rollem also shortlisted.
Next up was Britain’s Underworld – True North’s groundbreaking crime series for Nat Geo which lifts the lid on the Crime Lords who ruled some of Britain’s toughest cities from the 1950s to the 1990s. Britain’s Underworld won the award for Best Programme (Non Terrestrial) with the judges commending it as a ‘hard –hitting film with extraordinary access.’
The final award came in the Best Programme (Terrestrial) category with Stealing Shakespeare for BBC1. This extraordinary documentary about an eccentric playboy, one of the world’s most famous books, the FBI, an exotic dancer from Cuba and two detectives from Cleveland was made by first time Director Christian Hills. The judges praised its compelling and unusual narrative and strong visuals – describing it as a ‘totally fascinating documentary’
True North Creative Director Jess Fowle said: “What a fantastic night. It would have been a real honour to win one award but three is amazing. It’s True North’s tenth birthday this year and we’re so grateful to all the talented and creative people who’ve worked with us and helped make True North into such a success story.”
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