Broadcasting Press Guild Awards: Rev, Olivia Colman, Dominic West Take Top Prizes

Posted: 30/03/2012 08:36 Updated: 30/03/2012 08:50   PA

Comedy series Rev has landed four titles at the annual Broadcasting Press Guild Awards.

The BBC2 show - starring Tom Hollander as an inner-city vicar - was named best comedy/entertainment show and collected the writer's award, while Olivia Colman landed two prizes for her role in the show.

ITV's Appropriate Adult was named best drama series, while its star Dominic West was named best actor for his role as Fred West, as well as his appearance in BBC2's The Hour.

Olivia's double haul saw her take the best actress prize and the breakthrough award for playing vicar's wife Alex Smallbone in Rev, as well as her appearance in BBC1's Exile.

Gareth Malone's 2011 series The Choir: Military Wives - which led to the Christmas number one single - was named best factual entertainment, while the best single drama prize went to Eric And Ernie, about comedy duo Morecambe and Wise.

Chris Watson was named radio broadcaster of the year for Radio 4 programme The Wire. The station's Archive On 4 was named radio programme of the year.

Winners of the awards - now in their 38th year - were chosen by journalists who write about TV and radio. They are being presented at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane today.

Founder of production company Hartswood Films, Beryl Vertue, was awarded the outstanding contribution to broadcasting prize for her work on series such as Men Behaving Badly, Coupling and Sherlock.

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