A little-known October Films documentary for Channel 4 focusing on the prickly issue of asylum-seeking took all the plaudits at this week's RTS Craft and Design awards, writes Will Strauss.
The Last Peasants , which tackles asylum-seeking from the immigrants' perspective, snatched three awards at the lavish industry event, including two awards in the documentary/factual categories for photography and editing and the prestigious team award.
Cameraman Roger Chapman scooped the lighting, photography and camera-photography award, while Ollie Huddleston won the tape and film editing award. The production team shook off a stiff challenge from the Channel 4 News team and Talkback's crew on BBC1's The Lost Princeto take the team award.
Also on the night, lighting director Brian Pearce was presented with the lifetime achievement award for his work on shows such as Who Wants to be a Millionaire?and The Royal Variety Performance. Soho's Framestore CFC won yet another special effects award, this time picking up best visual effects - digital effects for its Walking withDinosaursspecials. Molinare dubbing mixer George Foulgham was rewarded as part of the sound team on BBC2's Fighting the Warand picked up best sound in an entertainment or non-drama production.
The full list of winners is available on broadcastnow.co.uk
The RTS Craft and Design Awards 2002-2003 took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Monday (17 November).