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The Thick Of It wins at Broadcasting Press Guild Awards

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The Thick Of It satires the workings of the British government

BBC political satire The Thick of It has won three prizes at this year's annual Broadcasting Press Guild Awards.

The series scooped the prize for best comedy and entertainment show, best writing and Peter Capaldi was named best actor for playing Malcolm Tucker.

Sir Terry Wogan was presented with the accolade for outstanding contribution to broadcasting.

The awards, which were given out at London's Theatre Royal, were voted for by media journalists.

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Maxine Peake picked up her best actress gong for her roles in two BBC One dramas, Criminal Justice and The Street.

Choirmaster Gareth Malone was named best TV performer in a non-acting role.

His show, The Choir: Unsung Town, which involved creating a choir in order to bring the community closer together, won best factual entertainment show.

The BBC dominated at this year's ceremony, with 12 of the 15 trophies going to the corporation.

The BBC Four drama Enid, about the life of children's author Enid Blyton, was named best single drama, and BBC One's Occupation won the award for best drama series.

Andrew Marr walked away with the best documentary series gong for The Making of Modern Britain, whilst BBC Two's Man On Wire scooped best single documentary.

BBC Radio 4 won both radio awards with long-running programme Desert Island Discs named radio programme of the year, while PM's Eddie Mair was named radio broadcaster of the year.



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