Albert Finney scooped actor honors for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in “The Gathering Storm,” an HBO, BBC and Scott Free co-production. HBO-BBC Nazi war drama “Conspiracy,” starring Kenneth Branagh and Stanley Tucci, won in the single drama category.
The pubcaster scooped eight of the 20 awards, winning across drama, comedy, entertainment and sport.
It cornered the honors for comedy performance and sitcom, both won by Ricky Gervais for cult spoof fly-on-the-wall docu “The Office.”
But for the second year running, the Beeb lost to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.-backed satcaster Sky News, which won the news coverage gong for its reporting of a U.K. child-abduction case last summer.
ITV’s veteran blue-collar soap “Coronation Street,” back on form after years in the doldrums scooped best soap, beating the BBC’s flagship “East Enders.”
Granada’s reality format “I’m a Celebrity — Get Me Out of Here!,” aired by ITV in Blighty, won the entertainment program/series category.
Actress trophy went to Julie Walters for her perf as a grief-stricken mother in “Murder,” a BBC single drama.
Albert Finney, “The Gathering Storm,” BBC2,
Julie Walters, “Murder,” BBC2
Paul Merton, “Have I Got News for You,” BBC1
Ricky Gervais, “The Office,” BBC2
“Shackleton,” Channel 4
“Coronation Street,” ITV1
Huw Wheldon award for factual series or strand
“The Trust,” Channel 4
“Feltham Sings,” Channel 4
“Faking It,” Channel 4
Final night of the stadium athletics at the Commonwealth Games, BBC1
“Soham — August 16/17,” Sky News
“Young, Nazi & Proud,” Channel 4
Entertainment programme or series
“I’m a Celebrity — Get Me Out of Here!,” ITV1
“The Office,” BBC2
Comedy programme or series
“Alistair McGowan’s Big Impression,” BBC1
Alan Clark award
Brian Lapping and Norma Percy
Lew Grade award
“Foyle’s War,” ITV