Wise Owl Films picked up two wins at the RTS Yorkshire Awards held in Leeds on Friday October 20th.

BBC Two’s When Tina Turner Came To Britain came out on top in the Factual Entertainment category.

The judges said: “The programme combined great insight with powerful storytelling. With access to a great set of contributors plus excellent use of archive footage, this programme was ‘Simply the Best’.

The documentary was produced and directed by Dhivya Kate Chetty, edited by James Alcock and production managed by Charlotte Topliss with Michelle Turner as archive producer, Gurbir Dhillon as talent producer and Kay Beaumont as production executive. Dawn Payne and Michael Gray were the commissioning editors for the BBC.

More4’s Amanda Owen’s Farming Lives came up trumps in the Features category, with the judges commenting: “This is a well-paced and warm programme with good editing and storytelling. There was a really natural connection between the presenter and the contributors. Plus it was great seeing the presenter pushed out of their comfort zone”.

The series was produced by James Knight, directed by Tom Kent, series edit produced by Rachel Porter and edited by Alison Wood, Julian Coleman and Riaz Meer. Anna Selby, Katie Neilan and Lisa Clarke were the production managers and Kay Beaumont the production executive. The series was commissioned by Jayne Stanger.

We would like to thank the many, many people who made both productions possible – both on screen as contributors, and behind the camera and in post production.

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