Grounded series Pan Am wins major TV award

The critically-panned series Pan Am has picked up a top television prize months after it was cancelled amid falling audiences.

The show, which starred Christina Ricci (pictured) and Margot Robbie and followed the lives of air stewardesses in the 1960s, never really took off when it was shown on BBC2 and was cancelled by ABC in America, but has won the Golden Rose award for best series at the Rose d’Or Festival in Switzerland.

Other winners at the prestigious awards include comic Charlie Brooker, whose Channel 4 show Black Mirror: The National Anthem was named best comedy.

Other Channel 4 shows to win include Friday Night Dinner, which picked up the award for best sitcom, and The Million Pound Drop Live, which was named best game show.

More than 400 programmes from 40 countries competed for awards at the event in Switzerland.

The BBC’s Horrible Histories won the award for children’s television and The Great British Bake Off was named best lifestyle show.

Other awards, including one for lifetime achievement, will be handed out tonight (Thursday).