Channel 4 wins nine RTS awards


Cheer up, Colers, you've just won another award, you clever old stick, you!

Remarkably Tedious Smugness

The good ship Channel 4 was adrift on an ocean of self-congratulatory goo today, its crew all below decks enjoying extra rum rations in celebration of the fact that the broadcaster won nine Royal Television Society Programme Awards last night.

Rivals Trounced Soundly

At what we are duty-bound to call a ‘star-studded bash’ at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, Channel 4 won more awards than any other single channel, in categories ranging from history to entertainment, drama to documentary. (Wait… there are other channels???)

Run’s Twin Swoop

The drama Run won two awards, for Best Writer (Drama) (Marlon Smith and Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan) and Best Actor (Female) (Olivia Colman, though this was awarded both for Run and some show called Broadchurch which NOBODY we spoke to had even HEARD OF!)

Read These Successes

The full list of winners is as follows (apart from a couple won by other channels, I mean what are we, a newswire service?)

Actor – Female: Olivia Colman - Broadchurch/Run

Daytime: Four Rooms Boundless

Documentary Series: Educating Yorkshire

Entertainment: The Last Leg

Entertainment performance: Alan Carr - Alan Carr: Chatty Man

History: Richard III: King In The Car Park

Popular, Factual and Features: Gogglebox

Single Documentary: The Murder Trial

Writer – drama: Marlon Smith and Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan – Run

Rather Tipsy, Surprisingly

Unfortunately, nobody at Channel 4 was available for comment, as they were all sipping champagne from crystal slippers. Oh no, hang on, austerity era: They were all necking tinnies from paper bags.

Rewatch These Shows

If you missed any of these exercises in televisual brilliance (er, hello? What were you DOING?) you can catch them here.

Right. Time to Stop.

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