Broadchurch Wins Best Of British Prize At The Freesat Awards

Two of David Tennant's TV hits from last year scooped awards at the Freesat Awards tonight

Broadchurch, starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman, was a winner at the ceremony attended by writer Chris Chibnall and stars Joe Sims, Will Mellor, Jonathan Bailey, Tanya Franks and Simone McAullay.

Broadchurch was part of the hotly contested Best of British: TV Programme or Series category, up against Miranda and Call The Midwife (BBC One), Richard II: The Hollow Crown (BBC Two), Scott And Bailey (ITV) and Richard II: The King In The Car Park (Channel 4)

Also, BBC Two’s spoof documentary Twenty Twelve, which David narrated, beat Miranda and Mrs. Brown’s Boys (BBC One), Plebs (ITV2) and Fresh Meat (Channel 4) in the Best TV Sitcom category. Twenty Twelve stars Hugh Bonneville, Olivia Colman and Jessica Hynes and follows the exploits of the fictional Olympic Deliverance Committee in the run up to the 2012 London Games.

Sadly, CBeebies animation Tree Fu Tom, voiced by David along with Sophie Aldred, missed out on the prize for Best Children's TV Programme or Series. The category winner was CBBC’s The Dumping Ground

Watch the happy winners from Team Broadchurch celebrating here:

Award Photos from Chris Chibnall and Tanya Franks

Stage photo with thanks to Joe Pike