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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