Broadchurch wins Best of British TV award

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 July 2013
Broadchurch star Will Mellor

Broadchurch star Will Mellor at the Freesat TV Awards 2013

'Broadchurch' was the big winner at the Freesat TV Awards 2013 last night (10.07.13), taking home the Best of British prize

'Broadchurch' won the Best of British TV Programme or Series prize at the Freesat TV Awards last night (10.07.13).

The popular ITV murder mystery series - which stars Olivia Colman, David Tennant and Will Mellor - was one of the big winners on the night and played a part in ITV taking home the main gong of the evening, the Freesat Channel of the Year accolade.

Judges praised the organisation for discovering a "new class and confidence", resulting in a "resurgence of break out hits and high end drama".

Sally Phillips, best known for her roles in 'Miranda' and 'Smack the Pony', hosted the event, which celebrated the quality of programming on offer by the subscription-free satellite TV service.

Other notable winners included 'Coronation Street', which took home Best British TV Soap, while 'Britain's Got Talent' hosts Ant and Dec won the Personality of the Year prize.

Emma Scott, Freesat Managing Director, said: "Tonight was a fantastic celebration of everything that is truly great about British TV.

"We paid homage to the world beating creative talent behind the unique channels and groundbreaking programming that I'm proud to say make up the Freesat service.

"Congratulations to all the worthy winners which we are incredibly proud to be able to recognise year on year."

The Freesat TV Awards 2013 winners in full:

Freesat Channel of the Year - ITV

Best of British TV Programme or Series - 'Broadchurch'

Best Live TV Programme or Series - 'London Olympics 2012'

Best TV Sitcom - 'Twenty Twelve'

Best Children's TV Programme or Series - 'The Dumping Ground'

Best Digital Radio Channel - Absolute Radio

Best Factual TV Programme or Series - 'Our War'

Best Specialist Channel - The Food Network UK

Best News Channel (Radio & TV) - BBC Radio 5 Live

Best Coverage for a Major News Event on Radio or TV - Syria coverage

Personality of the Year - Ant and Dec

Best British TV Soap - 'Coronation Street'

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