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BBC sweeps board at awards; MEDIA & MARKETING.

BBC Birmingham took top honours in seven categories at the Royal Television Society (Midlands) Awards.

The event, staged at Birmingham's Hyatt Regency Hotel, saw BBC Birmingham scooping wins including: "Best Actor, "Best Actress", "Best Specialist Factual Programme" and "Best Popular Factual Programme".

BBC Birmingham's Drama Village was also celebrating another success as Martha Howe-Douglas, from BBC ONE's Doctors, scooped the 'Best New Talent' award for her role in the daytime drama.

Regional successes included Inside Out (West Midlands) picking up the accolade for 'Best Regional Programme' and BBC Midlands Today anchor, Nick Owen, was awarded the prestigious Baird Medal to honour his outstanding contribution to television.

Andy Griffee, Controller, BBC English Regions and Head of Centre, says: "I'm absolutely delighted that BBC Birmingham has claimed seven awards at this prestigious ceremony. Once again BBC Birmingham has performed brilliantly over the past year, producing great content across network and regional programming." Flying the flag for ITV Central was Central News at Six presenter Joanne Malin who landed the Best on Screen Personality award.
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