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TV writers recognise Bleak House
Gillian Anderson and Charles Dance
Gillian Anderson and Charles Dance starred in Bleak House
The BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens' Bleak House has picked up three awards.

The Broadcasting Press Guild Awards praised Charles Dance and Gillian Anderson's acting in the drama, while the show won best drama series.

Channel 4's A Very Social Secretary, about David Blunkett's private life, won best single drama, while The Thick of It picked up best comedy.

And chef Jamie Oliver's school dinners campaign on Channel 4 was recognised in the best documentary series category.

The awards, which are voted for by media journalists, will be handed out at a lunch in London on Friday.

Podcast innovation

Martin Scorsese's examination of the life of Bob Dylan in Arena: No Direction Home won the best single documentary award.

Ross Kemp on Gangs, a Sky One programme which explored the hidden world of gangs, was named multi-channel programme of the year.

There was also success for BBC Radio 4 programme Ed Reardon's Week, while Jonathan Ross collected the radio broadcaster of the year award.

There was also recognition for the advent of podcasting with the BBC's Radio and Music Interactive department being singled out for the innovation award for making radio "on demand" for podcasting.

Bleak House, which was broadcast in half-hour episodes, has already picked up Royal Television Society Awards and is leading the Bafta TV awards with four nominations.


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