BBC One's Doctors and Father Brown sweep the boards at RTS Midlands Awards

I felt shocked and extremely honoured to be able to stand up and represent all the people that work really hard on Doctors. As an actor it is lovely to get recognition from the Royal Television Society and their great heritage."Ian Midlane
Date: 18.10.2013     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.15
Category: BBC One; Daytime
BBC Birmingham’s Drama Village was celebrating today after winning three awards at last night’s RTS Midlands Awards. Stars of BBC One’s daytime drama serial Doctors, Ian Midlane and Dido Miles, won the coveted awards for Best Acting Performance (Male) and Best Acting Performance (Female) in a ceremony held at The Holiday Inn Birmingham last night.

Ian Midlane who plays Dr Al Haskey said: "I felt shocked and extremely honoured to be able to stand up and represent all the people that work really hard on Doctors. As an actor it is lovely to get recognition from the Royal Television Society and their great heritage. The only award I have ever won is best footballer of the year in 1983 for my scout group!"

Dido Miles, who portrays Dr Emma Reid, said: "It feels fantastic because it is recognition for the programme and everybody who works on it. It truly is a team effort. Although I went up and accepted it, the award is on behalf of everyone at Doctors."

Father Brown won the award for Best Drama/Fictional Programme. Its star, Mark Williams and Executive Producer, Will Trotter were delighted to collect the trophy.

Will said: “I am hugely honoured to accept this award for Father Brown. Particularly delighted for the lead actor Mark Williams, who is a native Brummie and proud of it. But also delighted on behalf of the team, working out of the Drama Village in Birmingham who not only make Father Brown, but also WPC 56, a 1950’s cop drama set in Birmingham and the much-loved daytime drama Doctors, in its 13th year and approaching its 3000th episode.

“Many people don’t realise that we make 130 hours of television drama in Birmingham and employ 220 people a day, which we are very proud of.”

Multi-award-winning Doctors has been broadcast on BBC One since 2000 and is currently in its 15th series. The lunch-time weekday drama centres round staff and patients at The Mill and Campus Surgeries in Letherbridge. It is produced at the BBC Drama Village in Birmingham and is commissioned by BBC Daytime.

The second series of Father Brown will air on BBC One early next year.

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