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BBC satire takes U.K. writers award

'Doctor Who' team among winners

The BBC won two of the seven Writers Guild of Great Britain awards Sunday.

“The Thick of It,” satirizing former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s government, snagged TV comedy/entertainment for its script team of Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell and Tony Roche.

The third series of the BBC’s hit sci-fi skein “Doctor Who” clinched the TV soap/series prize for the writing team of Chris Chibnall, Paul Cornell, Russell T. Davies, Stephen Greenhorn, Steven Moffat, Helen Raynor and Gareth Roberts.

The award for original TV drama went to Neil McKay for “See No Evil: The Moors Murders,” made for ITV1.

Gregory Burke won the play award for his Iraq war drama “Black Watch,” while screenplay kudo was handed to Shane Meadows for “This Is England,” the British film about the skinhead youth cult.

Vidgame script prize went to Dan Houser and Jacob Krarup for “Canis Canem.” Laurel for radio play was picked up by Steve Gooch-McNaughton.

“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling was honored for her contribution to children’s writing.

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