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Awards, Certifications and Sponsored by Ray Russell

Rock Follies -

  • Royal Television Society winner 1977 for Most Original Programme.

  • BAFTA - Best Drama Series 

  • British Phonographic Industry Golden Disc Award - For Rock Follies 1976 Soundtrack Album and again for the" Rock Follies of 77' 1977 Soundtrack. 

Royal Television Society -

The RTS Awards are the gold standard of achievement in the television community. -RTS  

The society seeks to recognise programmes or individuals who have made a positive and material contribution to their genre: either because their content or originality in form has in some way moved the genre forward, or perhaps even created a new genre; or because their quality has set standards which other programme-makers can emulate and learn from. In addition to the national awards and the craft & design awards, the Royal Television Society also hosts a number of regional award ceremonies throughout the UK and Ireland


In 2006 Ray Russell was awarded Yorkshire regions "Best Music and Use Of Music" in television for his compositions on 'A Touch of Frost'.  He was nominated for the same award again in 2008. Read more on the RTS Website

BAFTA (British Academy Film and Television Awards) Lew Grade Award ( Best Entertainment Programme)-Awarded to the production of "A Touch of Frost'  for Most Popular Television Series -  Winner 1998, Winner 2000 

OFTA (Online Film and Television Association) TV Hall of Fame - 2018 Winner : The production team of 'A Touch of Frost'.

National Television Award of Most Popular Drama - Winner 'A Touch of Frost'

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) - Awarded to Ray Russell for 'The Most Used Music in an American Television series' 2010 for his composition 'New Blood' for TV series 'Hard Copy'. 

MIP Award for Most Original Theme Tune. 

Oxford International Film Festival Award - Best Film Score - for 'One Note At A Time' 

Contributions : - Contributed to Tina Turner 5x platinum album 'Private Dancer' which has sold over 12,000,000 copies worldwide. 

Ray Russell is also a sponsor of the BFE cut above awards from 2020 - present. 

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