'Sherlock' Wins Best Drama Series at Royal Television Society Program Awards

Drama stars Benedict Cumberbatch as a modern-day Sherlock Holmes who tracks down criminals using satellite GPS.

 

LONDON - Sherlock,  BBC1's revamp of the classic Conan Doyle detective tales, was named best drama series at the Royal Television Society program awards Tuesday night.

The drama, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as a modern-day Sherlock Holmes who tracks down criminals using satellite GPS and communicates with Scotland Yard's Inspector Lestrange by text message, beat ITV1's lavish costume drama Downton Abbey to take the coveted award.

Jim Broadbent was named best actor for his role in Any Human Heart, while Vicky McLure won the best actress award for Channel 4's This Is England '86.

The X Factor took best entertainment award for ITV, beating Million Pound Drop and The Cube, while BBC2's sitcom Miranda, fronted by comedienne Miranda Hart, took best scripted comedy and best comedy performance.

Physicist Brian Cox won the best presenter for Wonders of the Solar System, which also won the best science and natural history category.

True Stories: The Cove, about a group of activists and film-makers exposing dolphin slaughter in Japan, beat Mad Men and Justified to take the best international award.

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