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Saturday 16 December 2017

Sheridan wins for award for Cilla movie

It was a case of keeping up with the Joneses for Sheridan Smith as she shared the plaudits with fellow actor Toby Jones at an industry awards.

She picked up the best actress prize at the Broadcasting Press Guild's (BPG) awards for her performance in the title role of Cilla, while Jones was named best actor.

Performance

His performance as the irrepressible Neil Baldwin in the biopic about his life, BBC2's Marvellous, was also recognised when the one-off show was named best single drama.

The awards, voted for by journalists who wrote about TV and radio, also saw wins for political drama The Honourable Woman which was named best drama series.

Women's Hour host Jane Garvey was named radio broadcaster of the year, while Radio 4's Germany: Memories of a Nation was named best radio programme.

Channel 4's Benefits Street was named best documentary series and Gogglebox won the award for best factual entertainment.

The award for best single documentary went to Baby P: The Untold Story on BBC One.

The BBC spoof W1A was named best comedy, with adult storytelling show Crackanory won the multichannel award.

Lenny Henry picked up the BPG's highest honour, the Harvey Lee Award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting, and Vice News won the award for Innovation in Broadcasting.

Sally Wainwright, who penned Last Tango in Halifax and Happy Valley, won the writer's award.

Brothers Harry and Jack Williams, who wrote the BBC One drama The Missing, won the Breakthrough Award.

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