From Mars To Cranford

YOU have to take most TV awards ceremonies with a large pinch of salt.
The decision to give an award to one person, and not another, can often be baffling.
Take, for example, the case of Life On Mars’ star John Simm.
So far he has been shamefully neglected when it comes to awards.
But sometimes the people who vote for these things get it right.
Today it was the turn of the Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) at a glitzy event in London.
Coronation Street’s Kym Ryder was named Soap Personality of the Year.
Life On Mars was voted TV Crime Programme of the Year.
And the equally marvellous Cranford took away the prize for TV Drama Programme of the Year.

Happily, talented young actor Alex Etel, who played Harry Gregson, was on hand to receive the award from Patsy Kensit.
He was joined by real life husband and wife Jim Carter (Captain Brown) and Imelda Staunton (Miss Pole).

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2 responses to “From Mars To Cranford

  1. Paul Sheehan

    As someone who covers entertainment awards for a living, I must say that the trophy from TRIC is one of the most “unusual” prizes I have ever seen.
    Having said that, I absolutely agree with you that this organization did, indeed, get it right with their choices.

  2. Catherine

    My admiration for Cranford (and of course all the talented people who were responsible for it) knows no bounds. And it’s especially wonderful to see the picture of Imelda Staunton and Jim Carter with young Alex Etel, who, if he continues to grow at this rate, will be as tall as his Cranford co-stars Carter and Philip Glenister.

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