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Double award win for Life on Mars
John Simm (left) and Philip Glenister in Life on Mars
Life on Mars will end after the current second series
Time-travel drama Life On Mars has picked up two top honours at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards.

The BBC One show was named best drama series and also won the writer's award.

There was more success for Oscar-winner Dame Helen Mirren, who picked up best actress for her performance in ITV1's Prime Suspect: The Final Act.

Jim Broadbent won best actor for his role in Channel 4's Longford, which also won best single drama. The awards are judged by TV and radio journalists.

The Longford drama was based on the relationship between Moors murderer Myra Hindley and the late prison campaigner Lord Longford, played by Broadbent.

The BBC's Planet Earth picked up two awards for best documentary series and innovation in broadcasting for its pioneering film techniques.

Children's show the Teletubbies is celebrating its 10th anniversary

BBC Two's Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive won best single documentary, while BBC One's The Royale Family: Queen of Sheba won in the best comedy/entertainment category.

Radio 4 won both radio prizes. Sandi Toksvig was named radio broadcaster of the year for chairing The News Quiz and presenting Excess Baggage, while spoof phone-in programme Down The Line was named radio programme of the year.

Russell Brand won the award for best TV performer in a non-acting role for Channel 4's The Russell Brand Show and Russell Brand's Got Issues, E4's Big Brother's Big Mouth and No 1 Leicester Square on MTV.

Terry Pratchett's Hogfather, starring David Jason, won the multichannel award.

Children's programme-maker Anne Wood, behind programmes such as Teletubbies and Brum, was honoured with the Harvey Lee award for outstanding contribution to broadcasting.

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