RTS Awards Show Widespread Acclaim For Miranda

March 15 saw the Royal Television Society unveil the winners of its Programme Awards for 2011. Notable successes include comedienne Miranda Hart, who picked up two awards for her acclaimed BBC2 comedy Miranda. It’;s been a superb year for Hart, who is soon to move to BBC1.

C4 drew accolades for This is England 1986 (best actress Vicky McClure & best drama writer Shane Meadows / Jack Thorne). Other stand-out performances included two awards for Brian Cox (best presenter and as part of the team that delivered Wonders of the Solar System to the BBC). Best actor went to Jim Broadbent for C4 drama Jim Broadbent.

The judges’; award went to Steven Moffat: “There are few screenwriters in the world whose work boasts the same incredible range as tonight’;s recipient. Equally at home with horror, detective stories, situation comedy, action adventure and sci-fi, this year’;s winner is an author in the truest sense of the word. With a clear comic ability and an already-proven knack for seeing the insane and ironic in ordinary life, tonight’;s winner forged a highly accomplished career in situation comedy during the 90s, paving the way for his most successful original comedy to date, Coupling – regarded by many as a paradigm for near-perfect comic writing and storytelling. Sitcom, it would turn out, was the perfect warm up for tackling two of the biggest icons in British fiction in his most recent works: Sherlock and Doctor Who.”

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