ITV1 animated satirical series Headcases was handed the coveted Innovation award at the RTS Craft and Design Awards on Monday night.

The team working on the ITV Productions and Red Vision produced series were praised for their ability to produce an inventive show in a short space of time.

The judges said: “The winning programme set a new standard for originality and risk-taking. In addition to the overall quality of the technical and design teams there was a high degree of innovation involved in the speed of the process which meant the items could be written and recorded just 36 hours before transmission.”

Headcases is a satirical sketch show starring a cast of entirely computer-generated characters. Described as a Spitting Image for the 21st century, the series poked fun at celebrities, politicians and sports stars.

The only show to pick up more than one RTS gong on Monday was BBC crime drama Criminal Justice.

The BBC produced show got the Tape & Film Editing (Drama) award for Sarah Brewerton's “truly stunning piece of editing”.

It also picked up best original score, an award handed to John Lunn. The judges said that the music “complemented the tone of the piece perfectly; potent and powerful, without ever being intrusive.”

ITV's Dancing on Ice was unlucky not to pick up any awards having been nominated in three categories.

The Judges Award went to the City of Vice Production Team. The lifetime achievement award went to Mike Milne, one of the driving forces behind Walking with Dinosaurs.

Overall, BBC1 shows were the clear winner picking up eight prizes from a possible 22.

Download a full list of winners. (Word)

The RTS Craft and Design Awards 2007/2008 were presented on Monday 24 November 2008 at the Intercontinental hotel in Park Lane, London.