The 40th Broadcasting Press Guild Awards took place today in London at the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane.

Broadchurch managed to scoop a trio of awards at the event - voted for by journalists who write about television and radio.

Olivia Colman was named best actress for her portrayal of DS Ellie Miller in the crime drama, and the creator Chris Chibnall won the BPG writer award alongside the best drama series accolade.

Olivia Colman took best actress

Other winners include Chiwetel Ejiofor for his role of Louis Lester in BBC Two's Dancing on the Edge, and Jamie Dornan for his performance in The Fall on BBC Two.

Channel 4 took home all three of the awards for factual television with three of its shows - Syria: Across the Lines, Educating Yorkshire and Gogglebox.

Educating Yorkshire headmaster Johnny Mitchell

Sky Television won two awards; one for drama series The Tunnel and the other for 25 years of constant innovation.

Strictly Come Dancing was named best entertainment programme, and The Wipers Times on BBC Two got best single drama.

The full list of BPG TV and Radio Awards winners is:

Best Single Drama
The Wipers Times (BBC Two)
A Trademark Films Production for the BBC & Northern Ireland Screen in association with Goldcrest

Best Drama Series
A Kudos & Imaginary Friends production for ITV

Best Single Documentary
Syria: Across the Lines
A Quicksilver Media production for Channel 4 & WGBH’s Frontline

Best Documentary Series
Educating Yorkshire
A Twofour Broadcast Ltd. production for Channel 4

Best Entertainment/Comedy
Strictly Come Dancing
A BBC In-house Entertainment production for BBC One

Best Multichannel Programme
The Tunnel
A co-production of Kudos & Shine France Films in association with Filmlance for Sky Atlantic HD & CANAL+

Best Factual Entertainment
A Studio Lambert Production for Channel 4

Radio Broadcaster of the Year
The Nick Ferrari Breakfast Show on LBC

Radio Programme of the Year
Tweet of the Day
A BBC Natural History Unit production for BBC Radio 4

Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor – Dancing on the Edge
A Ruby Film and Television & ITV Studios Global Entertainment co-production, in association with Endgame Entertainment & Playground, Creative England & LipSync Productions for BBC Two

Best Actress
Olivia Colman – Broadchurch
A Kudos & Imaginary Friends production for ITV

Best Writer
Chris Chibnall – Broadchurch
A Kudos & Imaginary Friends production for ITV

Breakthrough Award
Jamie Dornan - The Fall
A Fables production in association with Artists Studio for BBC Two

Innovation Award
Sky Television – for 25 years of innovation

Harvey Lee Award
Andrew Davies

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