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Wednesday 13 November 2019

Derry Girls voted best comedy at UK awards

Derry Girls’ Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Jamie-Lee O’Donnell
Derry Girls’ Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Jamie-Lee O’Donnell

Derry Girls has been named best comedy at the Broadcasting Press Guild (BPG) Awards.

Killing Eve and A Very English Scandal were the other big winners at the awards, which are given only for work commissioned or produced in the UK.

Both shows picked up three gongs each at the event, held at Banking Hall in London, with Killing Eve's breakout star Jodie Comer being named best actress.

Hailed

The BBC series, written by Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, was voted best drama series and also won the best online first/streaming prize.

A Very English Scandal was named best single drama/mini-series and Hugh Grant was named best actor.

Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing, which aired on BBC Two, was hailed as best entertainment show, while the Netflix choose-your-own-adventure drama Black Mirror: Bandersnatch won the BPG award for innovation.

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