Coronation Street triumphed at the British Soap Awards 2013 and Michelle Keegan won sexiest female.
Channel 4 at 30: Shameless
Shameless charts the wickedly unpredictable lives of feckless anti-hero Frank Gallagher (David Threlfall), his family and all the colourful characters living on the Chatsworth Estate in Manchester. From its debut in January 2004, it was loud, proud, defiant and unapologetic - viewers had to take the characters exactly as they found them. There was no compromise.
It was inevitable that Shameless would ruffle feathers; it has even been blamed by some politicians for espousing a 'chav' culture of benefit scrounging and irresponsibility. Over the years, it has been key to the careers of many British screen stars including James McAvoy, Anne-Marie Duff and Maxine Peake. It has also spawned a US version starring the superb William H Macy.