Casualty wins Best Soap prize at RTS Awards again – beating Coronation Street and Holby City

Susannah Alexander
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Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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Casualty has once again scooped the Best Soap prize at the Royal Television Society's RTS Programme Awards.

The BBC drama beat fellow medical soap Holby City and ITV's Coronation Street to the crown tonight (March 16), giving the show its second win in a row after it also won the award in 2020.

EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks all missed out after failing to secure a nomination earlier this month.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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The RTS tweeted the news about Casualty's win, writing: "@BBCCasualty wins the Soap and Continuing Drama award for 'still innovating, still pioneering in using new technology, and still pushing forward what this type of show can do and say' - well done to the team!"

Charlotte Moore, the BBC's chief content officer, said: "I'm so proud to see the BBC has been recognised by the RTS in every genre, the sweep of award wins is a clear signal that the BBC is on top form creatively and I would like to congratulate all the winners for the sheer quality of their work."

There is still plenty to come from Casualty this year, with long-standing cast member Amanda Mealing set to bow out as Connie Beauchamp during the next few weeks and Faith Cadogan (Kirsty Mitchell) due to make a huge personal decision.

Paramedic Iain Dean (Michael Stevenson) will be making a comeback to the ED, while there are also big stories in the pipeline for Jacob Masters (Charles Venn) and Marty Kirkby (Shaheen Jafargholi)

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The 2021 RTS Programme Awards were hosted by Jonathan Ross.

Awards chair Kenton Allen said of this year's nominees: "The standard of entries has been outstanding and demonstrated the breadth of high-quality content that has informed, entertained and kept audiences going through what has been such a uniquely difficult time."

You can see the full list of winners here.

Casualty airs on Saturdays on BBC One.

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