My thoughts on these series and many more in 2014 follow … (Click on ‘read the rest of this entry’ and each page number below)
The Freesat awards were held on Tuesday night and I’m particularly pleased that a number of my favourite shows got awards. Line of Duty won best drama which was well deserved and even managed to beat Sherlock! Keeley Hawes (pictured) put in a stunning central performance in this and I hope she gets specific recognition for it when BAFTA determine their TV nominations for next year.
Matthew Baynton and James Corden both wrote and starred in The Wrong Mans which got best sitcom. It was a situation comedy like no other, not being filmed in front of a studio audience and being more of a Hollywood comedy caper/drama in style and ambition. Truly ground breaking and brilliant.
Doctor Who won Best of British for its 50th celebration episode, Day of the Doctor, and I wholeheartedly agree with that!
BBC2 won channel of the year, which in its 50th year is great to see. It consistently produces great programming, and Line of Duty and The Wrong Mans were on the channel. Very well deserved.
The full list of winners
Freesat Channel of the Year – BBC2
Best of British: TV Programme or Series – Doctor Who, The Day of the Doctor (BBC1)
Best Factual TV Programme or Series – Educating Yorkshire (Channel 4)
Best TV Sitcom – The Wrong Mans (BBC2)
Best TV Drama – Line of Duty (BBC2)
Best Live TV Programme or Series – Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV)
Best Children’s TV Programme or Series – Katie Morag (CBeebies)
Best Digital Radio Channel – Absolute 80s
Best Specialist Channel – The Travel Channel
Best News Channel – Radio 5 Live
Personality of the Year – Ant and Dec (ITV)
Best British TV Soap – Coronation Street (ITV)