BBC drama has reason to be pleased today – it has scooped ten nominations at the Golden Globes, including three out of five in the best mini series category.
It’s quite some achievement and has prompted the BBC controller of drama commissioning Ben Stephenson to suggest it puts paid to the claim that US drama always trumps ours.
"BBC Drama's ten nominations in today's Golden Globes reinforces our international reputation and position as the very best producers of drama both at home and across the pond," said Stephenson.
The three nominations in the Mini Series and TV Movie Category are The White Queen, Top of the Lake and Dancing on the Edge.
They will compete for the prize with the Michael Douglas Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra and American Horror Story: Coven.
Among the other BBC nominations are White Queen actress Rebecca Ferguson, who is competing for the best mini-series or TV movie actress prize and Luther actor Idris Elba who competes in the actor equivalent category.
The winners will be announced at the ceremony on January 14.
See details of all the British acting talent nominated in the Golden Globes
See a full list of Golden Globes 2014 nominees