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Wednesday 18 March 2020, 11:07am

The Royal Television Society (RTS) announced the winners of their Programme Awards in an online live-streamed ceremony this week - and we're thrilled to see several RADA graduates announced as winners.

Tamara Lawrance won the award for Actor (Female) for her lead role in the BBC's adaptation of The Long Song,, in a performance that was described by the judges as “captivating, full of warmth and wit fused with the unimaginable strength needed to survive the darkest of times”. Since graduating in 2015, Tamara's other television credits include Undercover, King Charles III and No Offence.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge continues her run of success, winning the Writer (Comedy) Award for Fleabag, which also won Scripted Comedy. This follows her two RTS awards in 2017 for the first series of Fleabag. Phoebe was also nominated for Comedy Performance (Female).

Finally, Tanya Moodie has won the Breakthrough Award for her appearance in the second series of BBC comedy Motherland, described by the judges as an " absolutely brilliant" performance.

Other nominees at the awards included graduate Chris Walley, shortlisted along with his co-star Alex Murphy for Comedy Performance (Male) for The Young Offenders, following their nominations for the same roles in 2019. David Harewood was also nominated for Single Documentary for Psychosis and Me, in which he retraced his own experiences and met young people living with psychosis now, and the NHS professionals who treat them.

See the full list of winners on the RTS website. Congratulations to all our graduates!