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BBC One named RTS Channel of the Year

Broadcaster dominates winners at RTS Programme Awards

The Royal Television Society has named BBC One its Channel of the Year at the annual Programme Awards.

The BBC dominated the awards, picking up 17 gongs.

This Country (BBC Three) won three awards: including Writer – Comedy, Comedy Performance and Scripted Comedy award. Drama Three Girls collecting two awards: Mini-Series and Writer – Drama.

Planet Earth II was presented with the Science & Natural History award, while Paula Rego: Secrets and Stories took the Arts award. Hospital, won the Documentary Series prize, and the Single Documentary accolade went to Rio Ferdinand Being Mum and Dad.

The RTS also presented three special awards: the RTS Award of Special Recognition was presented to The Crown. The Judges’ Award went to Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones for Black Mirror, while Jimmy McGovern was recognised for his body of work with the Lifetime Achievement award.

The full list of winners can be found on the RTS’ website.