Parade’s End led the way at this week’s Broadcasting Press Guild Awards (15th March), taking four prizes in total at this year’s ceremony.
Susannah White’s drama won for Best Drama Series, with Tom Stoppard winning the Writer’s Award, Rebecca Hall chosen as Best Actress, and Benedict Cumberbatch taking Best Actor for his performance both here and in Sherlock.
Best Single Drama went to Rupert Goold’s take on Shakespeare’s Richard II, as part of the Hollow Crown series (members can watch our interview with Henry IV director Richard Eyre here).
Away from drama, the Best Documentary Award went to the Exposure episode "The Other Side of Jimmy Savile" (directed by Leslie Gardiner), a piece of television that had far-reaching consequences for the medium itself (including the resignation of BBC D-G George Entwistle) and beyond.
Elsewhere, Inside Claridge’s, directed by Jane Treays, was selected as Best Documentary Series, whilst John Morton’s mockumentary Twenty Twelve took home Best Comedy/Entertainment. Best Factual Series went to Great British Bake-Off, directed by Andy Devonshire and Scott Tankard, with Dynamo: Magician Impossible (directed by Mark McQueen) scooping the Best Multichannel Award.