London's Grosvenor House Hotel was the venue last night (March 15) of Britain's Royal Television Society (RTS) Programme Awards 2004. The event was hosted by TV presenter Kate Thornton and awards were presented in a total of 28 categories, plus the prestigious Judge's Award.
Of course, the beauty of an awards event in the media industry is that the publicity is generated for free. The BBC, for instance, has reported widely on the awards, not least because BBC programmes won 11 awards at the event. Rival broadcaster Channel 4 won nine awards, ITV won six and Channel 5 received one award.