‘Happy Valley’, ‘Succession’, ‘The Traitors’ Win Edinburgh TV Festival Awards

Happy Valley, Succession and The Traitors were the big winners at the Edinburgh TV Festival Awards on a strong night for the BBC and Channel 4.

After having her next BBC project unveiled earlier in the day, Sally Wainwright’s smash hit Happy Valley took home Best Drama, with Succession winning Best International Drama and the buzzy Traitors scooping Best Entertainment Series.

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Kate Winslet added to her awards chest by winning Best TV Actor – Drama for Channel 4’s I Am Ruth and Stath Lets Flats‘ creator Jamie Demetriou won Best TV Actor – Comedy. Channel 4’s Derry Girls was another big winner for Best Comedy Series.

Meanwhile, BBC One took home the coveted Best Channel prize and the Outstanding Achievement Award was handed to one of the network’s prize talents, The Traitors host Claudia Winkleman.

“What a year it has been for TV but once again, the creative talent on show tonight has demonstrated just how strong and resilient our industry is,” said Bianca Newby, the festival’s awards boss.

The full list



Best TV Actor – Comedy

Jamie Demetriou

Best TV Actor – Drama

Kate Winslet

Best TV Presenter – Factual

Ramita Navai

Best TV Presenter – Entertainment

Graham Norton

Breakthrough Actor

Lewis Gribben

Breakthrough Presenter

Ellie Simmonds

Best Comedy Series

Derry Girls

Best Documentary

Children of the Taliban

Best Drama

Happy Valley

Best Entertainment Series

The Traitors

Best International Drama


Best Popular Factual Series

Rosie Jones’ Trip Hazard

Climate Impact Award

Guy Martin’s Great British Power Trip

Production Company of the Year

Dancing Ledge Productions

Production Group of the Year

STV Studios

Small Indie of the Year

Afro-Mic Productions

Best On Demand Service


Channel of the Year


Ones to Watch Random Acts Live Pitch


Outstanding Achievement Award

Claudia Winkleman

TV Moment of the Year

Dr Who Regenerates

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