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International Emmys: British series triumph at awards

Toby Jones and Rachael Stirling
Image caption Toby Jones and Rachael Stirling starred in BBC One's Capital

Three British TV series have triumphed at the International Emmy awards, which have taken place in New York.

BBC One drama Capital, based on the novel by John Lanchester, won the prize for best TV movie or mini series.

Dustin Hoffman received the best actor award for his performance in the BBC One TV movie Roald Dahl's Esio Trot.

The comedy prize was won by Hoff The Record starring David Hasselhoff, which is produced in the UK and broadcast on Dave.

The mockumentary-style series sees the former Baywatch actor playing a fictionalised version of himself as he moves to the UK to get his career back on track.

Elsewhere, German thriller Deutschland 83, which aired on Channel 4 in the UK, won best drama series, while Shonda Rhimes, the producer of hit shows Scandal, Grey's Anatomy and How To Get Away With Murder, was presented with an honorary International Emmy.

Other winners included Christiane Paul, who won best actress for her role in the German drama Unterm Radar (Under the Radar).

The ceremony was held at New York's Hilton Midtown and hosted by Scottish actor Alan Cumming.

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