Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"Luther" wins Best Drama at Royal TV Society Awards!

I'm very pleased to share the news that in the past couple of hours the second series of "Luther", a riveting police drama written by Wellington-based novelist and screenwriter Neil Cross, has won "Best Drama" at the Royal Television Society (RTS) Awards in the UK.

"Luther" has divided some critics, although increasingly it is being widely recognised as a standout example of top notch British television. The first series won the prestigious Edgar Award in the US, and titular star Idris Elba has won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in Drama for the lead role, amongst other accolades.

You can read my review of Season One here.

"Luther" will return for a third series.

The RTS Awards honour excellence in key genres of television programming, from children's fiction to comedy performance, history to soaps, covering both national and regional output. Held annually, the RTS Programme Awards aim to recognise the work of exceptional actors, presenters, writers and production teams, as well as celebrating the programmes themselves. The 2011 Award winners were announced and presented at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, today (NZT).

Have you watched "Luther"? What is your favourite television detective show?


  1. Kudos to Neil Cross. Sounds like great series. I'll have to look for it over here in the States.

  2. Yes, I watched _Luther_ and agree with the accolades--cast, plot, dialogue, etc are superb. However, it isn't my cup of tea--too much time spent on domestic issues for me. I prefer mysteries or crime fiction that focuses on solving crimes.

    Favorites? more on the lighter side, Inspector Morse, Midsomer Murders, PD James Inspector Dalgliesh, Gently, Wycliffe . . .