NBCUniversal International Studios’ Shows And Talent Were Among The Winners At Royal Television Society’s Programme Awards, That Took Place Last Week, Hosted By Writer And Comedian Paul Merton.
NBCUniversal International Studios and Heyday Television’s poignant drama The Long Song won the award for Mini-Series and lead actress Tamara Lawrance won the Actor (Female) award for her outstanding performance in the show. The three-part TV adaptation of the award-winning, critically acclaimed bestselling novel by Andrea Levy, is a bold new look at the final days of slavery in Jamaica and tells a story about love, hope, and defiance. It aired on BBC One in 2018 and ranked as the number one show among key demos and the number one mini-series of the year among BAME audiences.
Comedian London Hughes scooped the award for Best Entertainment Performance for her unique style, energy and infectious personality in Monkey’s anarchic hip hop comedy show, Don’t Hate The Playaz. London has been a regular panelist on the ITV2 series since the beginning and was part of the first all-black, all-female panel to be featured on a UK TV show.
NBCUniversal International Studios and Heyday Television’s The Capture was also nominated for Best Drama; the show was a rating success last year on BBC One and became BBC iPlayer’s biggest new title of 2019.