BBC drama series Accused was by far the most compelling piece of television to air in 2012.
And clearly we weren’t the only ones to think so as yesterday two of the show’s stars, Olivia Colman and Sean Bean, were given gongs at the Royal Television Society Awards.
Olivia, who is currently stealing the show in ITV drama Broadchurch, picked up the Best Actress award, while Sean grabbed the title of Best Actor for his role as a cross-dresser in the hard-hitting series.
The ceremony, held in Manchester, was attended by stars such as Ant and Dec, Celebrity Juice host Keith Lemon, Jenni Falconer, Anna Shaffer and fellow accused actresses Sheridan Smith and Ann-Marie Duff.
Elsewhere Jessica Hynes picked up the gong for best comedy performance for her role in Twenty Twelve on BBC Two.
Sherlock picked up an award for best drama series while Celebrity Juice won Best Entertainment.
Girls, written and directed by Lena Dunham won in the International category.
The 2012 Olympics were recognised for being the most outstanding Live Event and presenter Clare Balding was given the gong for Presenter.
Corrie won the award for Soap, fighting off competition from EastEnders and Hollyoaks.
Doctor Who and Sherlock showrunner Steven Moffat grabbed the gong for the Writer – Drama category.
Danny Boyle picked up a Judges’ award for masterminding the mind-blowing opening of the Olympic Games.
He was at the premiere of his latest film Trance, and so was unable to attend the bash.
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