Miranda, Sherlock and Horrible Histories win RTS Awards

Miranda Hart

March 16, 2011

The Royal Television Society Awards were announced on 15th March 2011.

Miranda Hart won Best Comedy Performance and Best Scripted Comedy for BBC Comedy Miranda. Sherlock, directed by Paul McGuigan, won Best Drama Series, Horrible Histories written by Ben Ward, Gez Foster and Fay Rusling & Oriane Messina won Best Children's Programme while Pineapple Dance Studios directed by Hannah Springham won Best Features and Lifestyle series at the ceremony.

Miranda won the awards for her hit comedy series Miranda which has run for two series on BBC2 and is currently in development for series three to transmit on BBC1. The RTS said: 'an original, clever and immensely enjoyable and laugh out loud comedy that lifted the spirits of its audience.'

Sherlock, a reworking of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic, directed by Paul McGuigan won Best Drama Series the judges said 'Updating a classic was a daunting task but the bravura of this production's writing and directing successfully made it feel new and modern. This was one of the most original and entertaining new series for years.'

Hannah Springham directed the hughly popular Pineapple Dance Studios which won Best Features and Lifestyle Series for her 'innovative and entertaining' show.

Horrible Histories won Best Children's Programme and was singled out as 'Innovative, challenging, brave, bold and clever' and is written by Ben Ward, Gez Foster and Fay Rusling & Oriane Messina.