Sherlock takes home two prizes at the Royal Television Society Programme awards

The BBC detective drama triumphed in the best drama series and best drama writer categories, with Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and Sue Vertue accepting the awards

It was a Sherlock double at tonight’s Royal Television Society Programme Awards as the show triumphed in the best drama series and best drama writer categories, voted for by members of the industry. 

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The popular detective series – starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman – beat off competition in the best drama category from fellow BBC productions Call The Midwife and Line of Duty.

Accepting the award from host Jo Brand was executive producer Sue Vertue alongside series co-creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat. 

Speaking on behalf of the show, Vertue said, “I’ll take this as a chance to thank the brains behind Sherlock, Steven and Mark. We just love making the series.”

Moffat later took home the best drama writer prize for his work on Sherlock. During his acceptance speech the show’s writer and executive producer thanked Gatiss, saying he’s, “70% of every good decision I’ve made – the best and wisest friend I’ve ever made.”

He then went on to thank his wife and Sherlock executive producer Sue Vertue who he described as, “a hundred percent of everything that’s ever been good about my life.”  

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