Channel 4’s Derry Girls was named best comedy at the Broadcasting Press Guild (BPG) Awards on Friday.
Killing Eve and A Very English Scandal were the big winners, picking up three gongs each, with Killing Eve’s breakout star Jodie Comer being named best actress.
The BBC series, penned by Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge and based on Luke Jennings’s Codename Villanelle novella series, was voted best drama series and also won the best online first/streaming prize.
It was made available as a BBC Three box set on iPlayer before it was aired on BBC One.
A Very English Scandal was named best single drama/mini series and Hugh Grant, who played former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe, was named best actor.
Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing, which aired on BBC Two, was hailed as best entertainment programme.
Russell T Davies, who penned the script from the book by John Preston, won the best writer award.
The awards, held at Banking Hall in London, are given only for work commissioned or produced in the UK.
The Netflix choose-your-own-adventure drama Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, created by Charlie Brooker, won the BPG award for innovation.
The best documentary series prize was given to Stephen: The Murder That Changed A Nation, and Stephen Lawrence’s mother Baroness Doreen Lawrence collected the prize alongside the filmmakers.Tags: