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Emmerdale fights off competition to win at RTS awards

Written by Daniel Kirby on 23rd March 2016

emmerdale rts award winners 2016 best soap

The Royal Television Society Programme Awards took place last night, and there turned out to be a few interesting surprises. 

In a shock victory, Emmerdale won the award for best soap and continuing drama, ahead of rivals Coronation Street and Eastenders.

A touching moment occurred when Sir Lenny Henry was awarded a fellowship of the Royal Television Society alongside a judges award which he received for his work raising awareness of diversity within the industry.

Big winners of the night included the comedy series Catastrophe and drama The Lost Honour of Christoper Jeffries, taking home two awards apiece.

The full list of winners can be found on the RTS website.