BBC sweeps Royal TV awards

'Mad Men' takes international prize

LONDON — The BBC dominated the prizes, claiming 14 awards, at the Royal Television Society’s program kudos, with winners including popular sudser “EastEnders.”

Lionsgate Television’s acclaimed “Mad Men” added another trophy to its growing tally by winning the international prize.

At the RTS annual kudofest, held Tuesday, March 17 at the Grosvenor House hotel in London, the prize for drama went to Channel 4’s English Civil War saga “The Devil’s Whore,” scripted by Peter Flannery and made by Company Pictures and Power.

The show triumphed in three categories — drama-serial, writer-drama and actor (female), won by Andrea Riseborough, who plays the lead role.

“Mad Men” beat competish from Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show.” In Blighty, “Mad Men” is aired on digital web BBC4.

The Beeb’s cache included the nod for arts program, won by “Phil Spector: The Agony and the Ecstasy,” produced by Anthony Wall and directed by Vikram Jayanti.

The Spector docu features a full-length interview with the music producer, who is a defendant in a murder trial in Los Angeles.  Because of legal sensitivities, the film has yet to be shown outside Blighty.

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