Broadchurch scoops two top awards

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Olivia Coleman at the awards last night Olivia Coleman at the awards last night

BROADCHURCH scooped two top awards at the glitzy Royal Television Society awards.

It was a night of celebration for the Broadchurch camp as the programme was named Best Drama Serial and Olivia Colman won Best Actress.

The accolades came thick and fast at the Royal Television Society awards, held last night at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Olivia Colman, won the best actress award for the second year in a row, for her role as DS Ellie Miller in the West Dorset crime-thriller.

Judges called her ‘an actor at the top of her game.’ Taking to the stage without her shoes, she said: ''I kicked them off under the table and forgot to put them back on.''

Broadchurch won a second prize at the event hosted by comic Tim Vine by landing the best drama serial award.

Here are the rest of the winners of the Royal Television Society Awards:

:: Actress Olivia Colman - Broadchurch (ITV)/Run (Channel 4)

:: Actor Idris Elba - Luther (BBC1) :: Arts Imagine...Vivian Maier: Who Took Nanny's Pictures (BBC1)

:: Children's Fiction - Dumping Ground (CBBC)

:: Children's Programme - Hard Times - A Newsround Special (CBBC)

:: Comedy Performance-  Brendan O'Carroll - Mrs Brown's Boys (BBC1)

:: Daytime - Four Rooms (Channel 4)

:: Documentary Series - Educating Yorkshire (Channel 4)

:: Drama Serial - Broadchurch (ITV)

:: Drama Series - Peaky Blinders (BBC2)

:: Entertainment - The Last Leg (Channel 4)

:: Entertainment Performance - Alan Carr - Alan Carr: Chatty Man (Channel 4)

:: History - Richard III: King In The Car Park (Channel 4)

:: International - Game Of Thrones (Sky Atlantic)

:: Live Event - The Ashes - 2013 (Sky Sports)

:: Popular, Factual and Features - Gogglebox (Channel 4)

:: Presenter - Stephen Fry - Stephen Fry: Out There (BBC2)

:: Science and Natural History-  Africa (BBC1)

:: Scripted Comedy - PLEBS (ITV2)

:: Single Documentary - The Murder Trial (Channel 4)

:: Single Drama-  The Challenger (BBC2)

:: Soap and Continuing Drama - Coronation Street (ITV)

:: Sports Presenter, Commentator or Pundit - Gary Neville - Sky Sports (Sky Sports)

:: Sports Programme-  World Athletics - Mo Farah's Double Gold Win (BBC1)

:: Comedy Writer - James Corden, Mathew Baynton and Tom Basden - The Wrong Mans (BBC2)

:: Drama Writer-  Marlon Smith and Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan - Run (Channel 4)

:: Judges' Award - Janice Hadlow

:: Lifetime Achievement - David Suchet

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