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Stirling media students win national TV prize

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Students from the University of Stirling have won a major award for a TV programme they made.
The Scottish branch of the Royal Television Society awarded the Stirling students the prize for Best Factual Programme, as well as commendations for other programmes.

The awards ceremony at BBC Scotland's Pacific Quay HQ in Glasgow attracted almost 100 students, academics and industry professionals.

The Best Factual Programme winner, 'Upon the Green', was made by the Stirling team of Woodruff Laputka, Maggie Whyte, Stephen Sirinides, Andrew Cameron, Kirsty Black and Cheryl Judge.

The RTS judging panel said it was "an outstanding piece of work" and described it as "a moving observational documentary ... which focused on the personalities involved in running an outdoor bowling club".

'Upon the Green' now goes forward in the spring to challenge for the RTS UK award and wins an automatic place in the Celtic Media Festival.

Also nominated in the Factual category was 'A New Beginning', produced by the University of Stirling team of Claire Robiche, Menglei Zhang, Ellie Reinbrecht, Fraser Mackie and Ross Cunningham.

Their counterparts from RSAMD were winners of the Best Fiction title but there was a nomination for 'Liam', produced by Stirling's Edward Grotlin, Rosalie Nish, Mia O'Neill, Fraser Stark, Amy-Dee Tighe and Natasha Triay. One other Stirling film, 'Ties', was highly commended by the judges, and that was produced by Elizabeth Edgar, Ross Thomson, Graham Reid, Matthew Sawyer, Carla Veitch, Michael Walsh and Christina Wilson.

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