We are absolutely thrilled to learn that two of our Channel 5 programmes have been nominated for awards in this year’s Royal Television Society Awards!!!! The awards will take place in November at a glitzy red carpet event and our team will be there in their posh frocks, eagerly waiting to hear who wins, but to even receive a nomination within such prestigious categories means the world to us!
First up is ‘British Airways: 100 years in the sky‘ – Best Factual Series Nominee
A two part series that charts the history of one of the World’s most iconic airlines. The series features nostalgic archive and interviews with ex-cabin crew, pilots and travel experts. Stories includes the advent of the luxury flight, the world’s most expensive advertising campaign, getting caught up in the Gulf War, and the aborted take-off of Heathrow T5.
The series has been nominated within ‘Best Factual‘ category and stands against tough competition such as BBC’s ‘Watchdog Live’ and Channel 4’s ‘The £1 Houses’
The idea was first conceived by our Head of Development, David Kavanagh and commissioned by Greg Barnett at Channel 5. The series itself was a particularly fast turnaround production, with both episodes delivered within just 8 short weeks, showing the talent and dedicated nature of our brilliant team.
Nick Broughall, Series Producer said: “British Airways were fantastic to work with. They provided access to their incredible archive and the footage that we’ve included really makes the programmes feel special.
“People were really happy to be involved in the programmes which I think is testament to how they feel about such an iconic British brand.”
Executive producer Helen Tonge added: “This was a great documentary series to produce. Not only were we delighted to secure the commission, it was a real honour to be able to tell the story of such a prestigious and well-loved company.”
Executive Producer: Helen Tonge | Head of Development: David Kavanagh | Series Producer: Nick Broughall | Producer/Directors: Gareth Williams / Andrea Parr | Asst. Producers: Naomi Bridges | Editors: Paul McIntrye + Eleanor McPhail | Technical Director: Ian Bradshaw |Camera Operator: Andrew O’Donnell | Production Manager: Kirsty Higginbottom | Production Coordinator: Daisy Brown | Production Asst: Lauren Johnstone
And finally, ‘Manchester Terror Attack – In their own words‘ – Best Regional Story Nominee
We were honoured to work with the victims and their families and give them a platform to tell their story on the events that unfolded at the Ariana Grande concert at The Manchester Evening News Arena in May 2017. The documentary is one of Title Role’s proudest pieces of work, a powerful and emotional watch, told as a timeline by the victims and emergency services in the lead up and aftermath of the terror attack.
Nick Broughall, Series Producer comments “The Manchester terror attack was a defining moment for the city as a whole but also a deeply personal tragedy for so many individually. Absolute sensitivity was key for the production and the fact that so many people were happy to involved is testament to the team’s integrity and professionalism.
What we produced was an affecting and moving documentary depicting one of Manchester darkest moments as well as capturing the spirit of the city in the aftermath”.
Executive producer Helen Tonge added: “This was certainly one of the hardest productions our teams have ever made. To tell a story on the events that unfolded within our home town, made producing this documentary all the more important. This documentary stands for itself as a compelling piece of television and we are thankful to those who came on camera and to the talented teams who worked tirelessly to deliver a difficult subject with sensitivity and compassion”.
Executive Producer: Helen Tonge | Head of Development: David Kavanagh | Series Producer: Nick Broughall | Written and Produced by: Jayne Hancock | Asst. Producers: Anthony McNally | Editor: Eleanor McPhail | Technical Director: Ian Bradshaw |Camera Operator: Andrew O’Donnell | Production Manager: Lindsey Taylor | Production Co-ordinators: Dorothy Urban / Rachel Bradley
Best of luck to everyone who has been nominated