Line of Duty triumphs at Freesat Awards

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 June 2014
Keeley Hawes at Freesat Awards

Keeley Hawes at Freesat Awards

BBC Two took home Channel of the Year at the Freesat Free TV Awards, while its hit drama 'Line of Duty' and hit comedy 'The Wrong Mans' were also big winners

'Line of Duty' and BBC Two were among the big winners at the Freesat Free TV Awards last night (17.06.14).

BBC Two was triumphant at the annual television awards ceremony, taking home Channel of the Year, as well as Best TV Drama for its hit police corruption series and Best TV Sitcom for James Corden comedy 'The Wrong Mans'.

Keeley Hawes accepted the award for 'Line of Duty', which was praised for its sensational storytelling and the actress' stellar performance.

ITV soap 'Coronation Street' continued its winning streak over BBC rival 'EastEnders' by winning Best British TV Soap, following similar victories at the British Soap Awards and National Television Awards earlier this year.

'Doctor Who's' lavish 50th anniversary special, 'The Day of the Doctor', was crowned Best of British TV programme or series.

Ant and Dec were named Personality of the Year and their show 'Saturday Night Takeaway' took home Best Live TV Programme or Series.

Freesat managing director Emma Scott commented: "I never fail to be impressed with the outstanding quality of great free television and radio on Freesat. This year in particular has been a truly amazing one for TV drama, so we're particularly proud to see 'Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor' and 'Line of Duty' recognised as our winners from a fantastically strong field. "

Freesat Free TV Awards 2014 winners:

Channel of the Year: BBC Two

Best TV Drama: 'Line of Duty' (BBC Two)

Best TV Sitcom: 'The Wrong Mans' (BBC Two)

Best British Soap: 'Coronation Street' (ITV)

Best of British - TV Programme or Series: 'Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor' (BBC One)

Best Live TV Programme or Series: 'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway' (ITV)

Best Factual TV Programme or Series: 'Educating Yorkshire' (Channel 4)

Best Children's TV Programme or Series: 'Katie Morag' (CBeebies)

Personality of the Year: Ant and Dec

Best Digital Radio Channel: Absolute 80s

Best Specialist Channel: The Travel Channel

Best News Channel: Radio 5 Live

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