Judging by our winners, British broadcasting is in good health. Viewing figures show that we are watching more TV - whether it's on the big screen, on our smartphones, on a laptop or a tablet. Last year, the average Briton watched 3 hours 51 minutes of TV a day.
After spending six weeks watching Mark Rylance do the best "I'm glum but determined and actually a lot smarter than you imagine" face, whilst also never fully closing his eyes, I now feel totally qualified to pass comment on all things Tudor.
Mantel understood that her More, like her Cromwell and her Anne, reflects cultural projections and agendas no less than Bolt's. "All historical fiction is really contemporary fiction," she told me, "We always write from our own time."