Rangers documentary wins RTS award

Mark Daly presenting Rangers - The Men Who Sold the Jerseys The documentary was praised for telling a complex story in a compelling manner

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BBC Scotland's investigation into the financial collapse of Rangers has been honoured at the Royal Television Society's (RTS) Journalism Awards.

Its documentary, Rangers - The Men Who Sold The Jerseys, was named as the best Nations and Regions Current Affairs and News Event.

Judges said the programme, presented by reporter Mark Daly, was "a superb piece of investigative reporting".

The awards ceremony was held in London on Wednesday evening.

The jury praised the programme for "presenting a complex story of financial chicanery, personal ambition and sporting hubris in a compelling and dramatic manner."

And it said the story "captured the sense of loss and betrayal felt by Rangers fans and set the news agenda in the Scottish media for weeks".

The documentary, which was first broadcast last May, had been nominated for the award alongside ITV Granada's Hillsborough - The Truth At Last and BBC Northern Ireland's Spotlight: Sean Quinn's Missing Millions.

It was also a winner at last year's Foreign Press Association Media Awards and the Scottish Baftas.

John Boothman, head of news and current affairs at BBC Scotland, said: "I'm delighted the team has won this prestigious award for their compelling investigation.

"The revelations made a big impact, casting fresh light on one of the most significant sports stories in recent years."

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