Channel 4’s Derry Girls has won the Best Comedy award at Friday's Broadcasting Press Guild (BPG) Awards

Particularly distinguished at the awards ceremony were Killing Eve and A Very English Scandal which won three awards each, with Killing Eve’s star Jodie Comer being declared Best Actress.

The hit series, shown by the BBC was written by Fleabag actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge. It is based on Luke Jennings’s Codename Villanelle novella series, it was voted Best Drama Series and it also won the Best Online First/Streaming award.

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A Very English Scandal was named best single drama/mini series. Hugh Grant, who took the role of the former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe, was named Best Actor. Russell T Davies, who wrote the script, drawing on the book by John Preston, won the Best Writer award.

Veteran broadcaster Nicholas Parsons was honoured for his 70 years plus career in TV and radio, receiving the Harvey Lee Award for his outstanding contribution.

95-year old Parsons chaired BBC Radio 4’s Just A Minute comedy programme since it was first broadcast in 1967, and he hosted ITV’s Sale Of The Century for 12 years.

Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing, which aired on BBC Two, won the Best Entertainment Programme gong.

Hugh Grant: also named at the BPG Awards for his Jeremy Thorpe role