The BBC celebrated big at the Royal Television Society (RTS) awards in London last night, with wins in nine out of 14 categories.

The News Channel beat rivals Sky News and Al Jazeera English to the top prize, while the Ten O'Clock News won the award for best programme.

The Business Editor Robert Peston was named television journalist and specialist reporter of the year for his coverage of the economic crisis. The judges said "the winning correspondent produced probably the most sustained run of scoops and exclusives in the history of broadcast news in the UK ... it would not be an exaggeration to say that a large part of the nation hung on the winner's words every night - he personally revived appointment-to-view."

Newsnight won the innovation award for its drama 10 Days to War. Harshad Mistry, who came up with the idea, said: "I was so pleased the recognition for 10 Days to War was for innovation - because it was a unique way of telling an important story to new audiences; it was rooted in strong journalism and the way Newsnight followed the dramas with studio discussions gave viewers an insight they would not have had otherwise."

Current affairs winners included Panorama for Primark: On the Rack and BBC Yorkshire for the The Story of Michael Barnett.

The full list of winners can be found here.

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