Gavin and Stacey wins South Bank Show award

BBC3 comedy Gavin and Stacey and Channel 4 drama The Mark of Cain were among the winners at the South Bank Show awards. By John Plunkett

BBC3 comedy Gavin and Stacey and Channel 4 drama The Mark of Cain were among the winners at the South Bank Show awards today.

Gavin and Stacey, which is made by Steve Coogan's production company Babycow and won a hat-trick of prizes at the British Comedy Awards last month, won the TV comedy prize.

Today's award was collected by the show's first-time writing duo, James Corden and Ruth Jones.

The Mark of Cain, written by Tony Marchant and made by independent producer Red, about British troops in Iraq, won the drama prize at the awards at the Dorchester Hotel.

JK Rowling won the award for outstanding achievement in the arts, while director Shane Meadows won the film award for This is England, beating Atonement. The Arctic Monkeys won the music prize for their second album, Favourite Worst Nightmare.

Former Shameless star Anne-Marie Duff collected the theatre award on behalf of the full cast and crew of Saint Joan at the National Theatre.

The South Bank Show Awards are broadcast on ITV1 this Sunday, February 3.

THE SOUTH BANK SHOW AWARDS 2008

Film
This Is England (Warp Films)

Comedy
Gavin and Stacey (BBC3)

TV Drama
The Mark of Cain (Channel 4)

Theatre
Saint Joan (National Theatre)

Pop
Arctic Monkeys for Favourite Worst Nightmare

Literature
Mohsin Hamid for The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Classical Music
Traced Overhead: The Musical World of Thomas AdËs (at the Barbican)

Visual Arts
Andy Goldsworthy at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Opera
The Turn of The Screw (English National Opera)

Dance
Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company (at Sadler's Wells)

Arts Council England - decibel Award
Daljit Nagra for Look We Have Coming To Dover!

The Times Breakthrough Award
Jennifer Pike

Outstanding Achievement Award
JK Rowling

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