Two weeks after its National TV Awards triumph, EastEnders has picked up another prize – best soap at the Broadcast Awards.
The BBC One soap added to its trophy cabinet with the win at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on Wednesday, putting an end to ITV rival Coronation Street’s three-year reign in the category.
Other big winners at the Broadcast Awards included: Best Documentary – Channel 4’s Bedlam; Best Multichannel Programme – BBC3’s Uncle; Best Single Drama – BBC1’s Common; Best Entertainment Programme – Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway; and Best Drama Series – BBC1’s Happy Valley.
Meanwhile, EastEnders has a scheduling clash with Emmerdale for one of its anniversary week episodes.
The BBC soap is running five special episodes from February 17 to celebrate its 30th anniversary, but one hour-long instalment on February 19 will overlap with an hour-long episode of Emmerdale on ITV.
Emmerdale will be starting at 6.45pm to accommodate football coverage from 7.45pm and EastEnders will begin at 7.30pm, meaning soap fans will have to choose whether they want to keep up with the action in Walford or the Dales.