Hitchcock drama The Girl scoops Broadcast award

Sienna Miller and Toby Jones Sienna Miller and Toby Jones starred in BBC Two's The Girl

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BBC Two's film about the director Alfred Hitchcock's obsession with movie star Tippi Hedren scooped the best single drama prize at the Broadcast Awards on Wednesday.

Starring Sienna Miller and Toby Jones, The Girl explored how Hitchcock allegedly subjected Hedren to a number of traumatic experiences on the movie set of The Birds because she rebuffed some of his advances. Directed by Julian Jarrold, the drama was a co-production with US broadcaster HBO and was adapted from Donald Spoto's 2009 book, Spellbound by Beauty.

BBC One's Christmas special Mr Stink won best children's programme, while CBeebies series Rastamouse took the gong for best pre-school programme.

The BBC's coverage of Glastonbury was also recognised, taking the prize for best music programme.

In the daytime category, BBC One's The Sheriffs are Coming triumphed over Jamie's 15 Minute Meals on Channel 4. The series follows high court enforcement officers as they try to recover cash for people who are owed it.

But Strictly Come Dancing, which was commended by the judges, lost out to Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway on ITV in the entertainment category. ITV also beat BBC One, Two and Three to take the coveted channel of the year prize.

The Broadcast Awards were held in London at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

The Broadcast Awards 2014 - winners in full

Channel of the Year: ITV

Best Drama Series or Serial: Broadchurch (ITV)

Best Single Drama: The Girl (BBC Two)

Best Soap/Continuing Drama: Coronation Street (ITV)

Best Multichannel Programme: A Young Doctor's Notebook (Sky Arts 1)

Best News & Current Affairs Programme: Syria: Across The Lines (Channel 4)

Best Original Programme: Gogglebox (Studio Lambert for Channel 4)

Best Popular Factual Programme: Gogglebox (Channel 4)

Best Documentary Programme: The Murder Trial (Channel 4)

Best Documentary Series: Educating Yorkshire (Channel 4)

Best Daytime Programme: The Sheriffs are Coming (BBC One)

Best Pre-School Programme: Rastamouse (CBeebies)

Best Children's Programme: Mr Stink (BBC One)

Best Comedy Programme: A Touch of Cloth II: Undercover Cloth (Sky 1)

Best Entertainment Programme: Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV)

Best Music Programme: Glastonbury 2013 (BBC Two, Three and Four)

Best Sports Programme: The 2012 Ryder Cup (Sky Sports)

Best Post Production House: Halo Post Production

International Programme Sales: Broadchurch (ITV)

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