RTS Award Nominations: 'Appropriate Adult' Starring Dominic West & 'Eric & Ernie' Lead Nods

Appropriate Adult

The Huffington Post UK   First Posted: 28/02/2012 14:44 Updated: 28/02/2012 14:52

Appropriate Adult, ITV1's dramatisation of the arrest of serial killer Fred West, has scooped three nominations for the RTS Programme Awards 2011.

The Wire actor Dominic West starred in the two-parter as Fred, who killed himself in prison in 1995 after being arrested and charged with eleven murders.

Dominic has been nominated for the Best Actor gong, up against Daniel Rigby for Eric and Ernie and John Simm for Exile.

His Appropriate Adult co-star Emily Watson, who played Janet Leach - West's confidante and the woman appointed to sit in on police interviews with him - has been nominated for Best Actress.

The show's writer Neil McKay has also been nominated for an award.

The drama caused complaints to ITV from some of the families of the victims but proved a hit with critics.

Eric and Ernie, which told the story of Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise's formative years from child stars to national treasures, is also up for three awards, including Best Actor, Best Writer and Best Single Drama.

Also up for multiple awards from the Royal Television Society's annual ceremony is Ricky Gervais's comedy An Idiot Abroad 2, which is nominated for Popular Factual And Features, and its star Karl Pilkington is up for Best Presenter.

See the full nominations below:

Actor (Female)

Vicky McClure – This Is England '88 – Warp Films for Channel 4
Ruth Negga – Shirley – Prospect Cymru for BBC Two
Emily Watson – Appropriate Adult – ITV Studios for ITV1

Actor (Male)

Daniel Rigby – Eric & Ernie – Blue Door Adventures/BBC Wales for BBC Two
John Simm – Exile – Abbott Vision/Red Production Company for BBC One
Dominic West – Appropriate Adult – ITV Studios for ITV1

Arts

Arena: Produced By George Martin – BBC/Grounded Productions for BBC Two
Graffiti Wars – TwoFour for Channel 4
The Impressionists – ZCZ Films for BBC Two

Children's Drama

Sarah Jane Adventures (Series 5) – BBC Wales for CBBC
Tracy Beaker – BBC Productions for CBBC

Children's Programme

Horrible Histories (Series 3) – Lion Television for CBBC
Newsround – My Autism & Me – BBC Productions for CBBC
The Amazing World Of Gumball – The Quest – Dandelion Studios, Boulder Media
& Studio Soi for Cartoon Network Europe

Comedy Performance

Darren Boyd – Spy – Hat Trick Productions for Sky 1 HD
Tom Hollander – Rev. – Big Talk Productions for BBC Two
Russell Tovey & Sarah Solemani – Him & Her – Big Talk Productions for BBC Three

Daytime Programme

Antiques Road Trip – STV Productions for BBC Two
Deal Or No Deal Live – Endemol Productions for Channel 4
Operation Hospital Food With James Martin – Splash Media for BBC One

Documentary Series


24 Hours In A&E – The Garden Productions for Channel 4
Educating Essex – Twofour for Channel 4
Fighting On The Frontline – Minnow Films for Channel 4

Drama Serial

The Crimson Petal & The White – Origin Pictures/Cité Amérique for BBC Two
The Promise – Daybreak Pictures for Channel 4
Top Boy – A Cowboy Films/Easter Partisan Production for Channel 4

Drama Series

Luther 2 – BBC Productions/BBC America for BBC One
Scott And Bailey – Red Production Company for ITV1
The Fades – BBC Productions/BBC America for BBC Three

Entertainment

Derren Brown – The Experiments – Objective Productions for Channel 4
Million Pound Drop – Endemol Productions for Channel 4
The Graham Norton Show – SO Television for BBC One

Entertainment Performance

James Corden – A League Of Their Own – CPL Productions for Sky 1 HD
Keith Lemon – Celebrity Juice – Talkback for ITV2
Anthony McPartlin & Declan Donnelly – I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here; Red Or Black; Push The Button; Britain’s Got Talent
ITV Studios/Syco TV/Thames/Gallowgate Studios for ITV1

History

The Life Of Muhammad – Crescent Films for BBC Two
If Walls Could Talk – The History Of The Home – Silver River Productions
for BBC Four
Dambusters: Building The Bouncing Bomb – Windfall Films for Channel 4

International Award

Modern Family – Twentieth Century Fox Television/Levitan-Lloyd Productions
acquired by Sky 1 HD
The Killing – Series 1 – DR/ZDF Enterprises for BBC Four
The Slap – Matchbox Pictures for BBC Four

Nations And Regions Programme

Frankenstein's Wedding…Live in Leeds – BBC Cymru Wales/BBC North
for BBC Three
The Scheme – Friel Kean Films for BBC One
Wil a Cêt – Cwmni Da for S4C

Popular Factual And Features

An Idiot Abroad 2 – Risk Productions for Sky 1 HD
Hugh's Big Fish Fight – Keo Films for Channel 4
The Great British Bake Off – Love Productions for BBC Two

Presenter

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall – Hugh's Big Fish Fight – Keo Films for Channel 4
Gareth Malone – The Choir: Military Wives – Twenty Twenty for BBC Two
Karl Pilkington – An Idiot Abroad 2 – Risk Productions for Sky 1 HD

Science & Natural History

Frozen Planet – A BBC/Discovery Channel/Antena 3 Television S.A./ZDF/Skai/
Open University Co-Production in association with Discovery Canada for BBC One
Mummifying Alan: Eygpt's Last Secret – Blink Film & Television for Channel 4
Stargazing Live – BBC Productions for BBC Two

Scripted Comedy

Fresh Meat – Objective Productions/Lime Pictures for Channel 4
Phoneshop – Retort for E4
Rev. – Big Talk Productions for BBC Two

Single Documentary

Terry Pratchett: Choosing To Die – BBC Productions for BBC Two
The Life And Loss Of Karen Woo – Century Films for ITV1
True Stories: Hell And Back Again – Roast Beef Productions for More4

Single Drama

Eric & Ernie – Blue Door Adventures/BBC Wales for BBC Two
Random – Hillbilly Films for Channel 4
United – World Productions for BBC Two

Soap And Continuing Drama

Coronation Street – ITV Studios for ITV1
EastEnders – BBC Productions for BBC One
Emmerdale – ITV Studios for ITV1

Writer - Comedy

Sam Bain & Jesse Armstrong – Fresh Meat – Objective Productions/Lime Pictures
for Channel 4
Robert Popper – Friday Night Dinner – Popper Pictures/Big Talk Productions
for Channel 4
James Wood & Tom Hollander – Rev. – Big Talk Productions for BBC One

Writer - Drama

Peter Bowker – Eric & Ernie – Blue Door Adventures/BBC Wales for BBC Two
Neil McKay – Appropriate Adult – ITV Studios for ITV1
Steven Moffat – Doctor Who (Series 6) – BBC Wales for BBC One

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