West’s serial killer drama wins TV award

The actor sparked outrage from victims’ relatives after signing up to portray the monster in TV movie Appropriate Adult, which dramatises West’s arrest on 11 murder charges in 1994.

But the two-part programme has been lauded by a jury of journalists and critics – it was named the Best Single Drama at the prizegiving in London on Thursday (02Feb12).

Hit period show Downton Abbey continued its winning streak after it was crowned Best Drama Series, while The Inbetweeners picked up the Best Comedy Programme honour.

Comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s show The Trip was voted Best New Programme.