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EastEnders and Sherlock among TV Choice Award winners

Sherlock

Story by Jack Foley

BBC soap opera EastEnders and detective drama Sherlock (pictured) were among the big winners at the TV Choice Awards in London on Tuesday, September 13, 2011.

The former scored a hat-trick of prizes, including best soap. Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace were named best soap actor and actress respectively for their portrayal of on-screen husband and wife Alfie and Kat Moon.

Sherlock, meanwhile, walked away with best new drama, vindicating still further the BBC’s decision to update the Sherlock Holmes story to a contemporary setting, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman playing the signature roles of Holmes and Watson.

There were also big wins for Doctor Who, which took best family drama, while Karen Gillan, who plays the Doctor’s companion Amy Pond, was named best actress.

Former Doctor Who star David Tennant won best actor for his lead role in drama Single Father.

Another soap, Coronation Street, led the charge for ITV by scooping two awards – best soap storyline for the 50th anniversary tram crash and best soap newcomer for Paula Lane, who plays Kylie Platt.

Britain’s Got Talent was also named best talent show.

Other winners on the night included Being Human, which was named best drama series, Celebrity Juice, which won best entertainment show and Come Dine With Me, The Inbetweeners and Top Gear.