A hotly contested category, with the BBC's Sherlock competing against E4's Misfits but both succumbing to Channel 4's This is England '86.
Victoria Wood presented the prize to Shane Meadows for the series, which has been praised as 'funny' 'moving' and 'astonishingly good'. Victoria herself was extremely moved, commenting: "I don't normally cry in the morning ... not since I've been single ..." whilst Shane confirmed sequels for Christmas '88 and This is .. '90, although expressing concerns re sequels eg. Grease 2!
For aspiring female comedy writers out there, Victoria's advice was: Cross it out and do it again!