We've heard a lot about former show runner RTD over the previous few months amidst all of the Jodie Whittaker announcement press, but now he has received a wonderful award for his contributions to the world, including his run as show runner from 2005's Rose to 2010's the end of time.
It’s been announced that the man responsible for the revival of Doctor Who back in 2005 – Mr Russell T Davies – is to be this year’s recipient of the Edinburgh Television Festival’s 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award.
The presentation will be made to Davies on Friday 25th August 2017, and he’ll be getting his brand new gong from Nicola Shindler. Shindler – of Red Productions – oversaw Davies’ breakthrough television drama, Queer As Folk.
Last year’s winner of the award was Happy Valley creator Sally Wainwright, someone whose work that Davies has constantly championed.
In the words of Diedrick Santer, the advisory chair of the Edinburgh TV Festival, “I am delighted that Russell is returning to the TV Festival to receive our Outstanding Achievement Award”.
“He’s the man behind some of the nation’s favourite dramas, and his career continues to be incredibly successful and remarkably varied. I am very excited to hear what will no doubt be an insightful and funny look back over 30 years of great work. And with his long-term collaborator Nicola Shindler of Red asking the questions, we can be sure there’ll be no holds barred”.
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