Our esteemed editor Dave Hindmarsh was a winner at this year’s Royal Television Society Awards held at The Sage in Gateshead. The ht media team were unfortunately unable to attend as we were up to our eyes in mud filming a bootcamp so here’s Dave belatedly with the prize.
Dave was part of the production team last summer as Mark and Judith from Northern Upstart wanted his editing expertise in their production about disability in television for BBC2 called ‘Are You Having A Laugh?’. The programme came up trumps in the Best Drama Or Entertainment category.
The Society had this to say:
“a BBC2 commission for new North East indie Northern Upstart, co-producing with Mark Three Media, was original and courageous — incisive research, clever use of archive, comments from some brilliant (and for once, relevant!) celebs, and the ability to make us laugh (out loud at times) at a subject that has many taboos. The judges applaud a production company which has a genuine commitment to building a strong production base in the region, and which has brought an important issue into the mainstream in a bold and truly engaging way.”
It was a cracking production and it’s great to see Dave’s work get the credit it deserves. Well done everyone!