Downton Abbey and Strictly win at consumer awards
2 June 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Hit period drama Downton Abbey will return for a sixth season later this year
Downton Abbey has been voted the best TV drama of 2014 at the Voice of the Listener and Viewer Awards.
Strictly Come Dancing picked up best TV entertainment programme from consumer group, which champions public service broadcasting.
Other winners included Martha Kearney and Professor Brian Cox, named best radio and TV presenter respectively.
The Telegraph’s radio critic Gillian Reynolds was honoured with the VLV trustees’ special award.
The award recognised her contribution to public service broadcasting throughout her career.
Now in its 23rd year, the awards ceremony was hosted in London by Radio 4 Today programme presenter James Naughtie.
Hit period drama Downton Abbey, which returns for its sixth and final series later this year, was the only ITV programme to win an award.
TV awards were also handed to BBC One’s Countryfile, CBBC’s Newsround, Springwatch and the BBC News Channel.
Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli were the judges on last year’s Strictly Come Dancing
The News Quiz on Radio 4 won best radio drama and comedy programme, while Germany: Memories Of A Nation won best radio factual programme.
BBC World Service was also honoured, as was Radio 3’s Composer Of The Week.
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Source:: BBC Entertainment