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Sarah Lancashire leads RTS Programme Awards winners

Find out who all the winners were from last night’s awards.

Happy Valley

Sarah Lancashire picked up top honours at last night’s RTS Programme Awards 2013-2014 for her role in BBC One drama series Happy Valley.

The winners were announced at a ceremony hosted by John Sergeant on Tuesday 17 March at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Lancashire picked up Female Actor and Tom Hollander won Male Actor or his portrayal of Dylan Thomas in BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Two’s A Poet in New York.

Other winners on the night included Line of Duty for Drama Series, The Honourable Woman for Drama Serial and Murdered By My Boyfriend for Single Drama. Strictly Come Dancing’s Claudia Winkleman picked up the award for Entertainment Performance.

Chaired by David Liddiment, the RTS Programme Awards honour excellence across all genres of television programming, from soaps to history, children’s fiction to comedy performance and sports, and recognise exceptional actors, presenters, writers and production teams as well as the programmes themselves.

The full list of winners is:

Actor – Female
Sarah Lancashire – Happy Valley Red Production Company for BBC One

Actor – Male
Tom Hollander – A Poet In New York Modern Television for BBC Cymru Wales & BBC Two

Grayson Perry: Who Are You? Swan Films for Channel 4

Children’s Fiction
4 O’Clock Club – Christmas CBBC Productions for CBBC

Children’s Programme
The Big Performance 3: Finale Twenty Twenty Productions for CBBC

Comedy Performance
Reece Shearsmith & Steve Pemberton – Inside No. 9 BBC Comedy Production London for BBC Two

Daytime Programme
Couples Come Dine With Me ITV Studios for Channel 4

Documentary Series
Life & Death Row BBC Documentaries Production for BBC Three

Drama Serial
The Honourable Woman Drama Republic and Eight Rooks for BBC Two

Drama Series
Line of Duty – Series 2 World Productions for BBC Two

The Graham Norton Show So Television for BBC One

Entertainment Performance
Claudia Winkleman – Strictly Come Dancing BBC Productions for BBC One

Our World War BBC Documentaries Production for BBC Three

Fargo MGM/FX Productions for Channel 4

Live Event
D-Day: The Heroes Return BBC Event Productions for BBC One

Popular, Factual and Features
The Island With Bear Grylls Shine TV/Bear Grylls Ventures Co-Production for Channel 4

Billy Connolly – Billy Connolly’s Big Send Off Burning Bright Productions for ITV

Science and Natural History
Live From Space: Lap of the Planet Arrow Media for Channel 4

Scripted Comedy
Harry and Paul’s Story of the Twos Balloon Entertainment for BBC Two

Single Documentary
The Paedophile Hunter Amos Pictures for Channel 4

Single Drama
Murdered By My Boyfriend BBC Productions for BBC Three

Soap and Continuing Drama
Casualty BBC Drama Production Wales for BBC One

Sports Presenter, Commentator or Pundit
Gary Neville Sky Sports

Sports Programme
The 2014 Ryder Cup Sky Sports/European Tour Productions for Sky Sports

Writer – Comedy
Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse & Charlie Higson – Harry and Paul’s Story of the Twos Balloon Entertainment for BBC Two

Writer – Drama
Peter Bowker – Marvellous Fifty Fathoms Productions and Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC Two

Judges’ Award
Ben Stephenson, Controller Drama Commissioning, BBC Television

Lifetime Achievement Award
Melvyn Bragg


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