British talent swept the board at the International Emmy awards in New York on Monday night (24Nov08) - with U.K. productions scooping seven out of the ten 10 awards.
Veteran British thespian David Suchet won the Best Actor gong for his portrayal of late media mogul Robert Maxwell, with English star Lucy Cohu taking home the Best Actress prize for her role in drama Forgiven.
U.K. comedy series The I.T. Crowd, based on the working lives of a group of computer geeks, was awarded the Emmy in this year's (08) comedy category, while time-travelling cop show Life on Mars triumphed in the Best Drama category.
Other Brit winners at the event at Manhattan's Hilton Hotel included Strictly Bolshoi for the Arts category, animated kids show Shaun the Sheep for the Best Children prize and The Beckoning Silence took home the gong for Best Documentary.
But it wasn't only the Brits who were celebrating at the event - legendary U.S. TV producer DICk Wolf, who created longrunning series Law and Order, was honoured for his contribution to the industry.
The winners were chosen from among 40 nominees from 16 countries competing for International Emmys, which honour quality TV produced outside the U.S.