Episode 1 of Luther, which stars Idris Elba, won the award in New York on 28th April. The full shortlist also included Episode 4 of Luther Series 1 as well as episodes of the acclaimed American television dramas Breaking Bad and Damages. Neil is a big fan of both.
Luther first screened on BBC 1 in the United Kingdom in May 2010 and in the United States on BBC America in October 2010.
Series 2 will screen on BBC1 this year. The latest news on the second series, including scheduling, can be found on the Luther Facebook page.
Author photo - Kevin Stent, Sunday Star Times.
Thanks to Craig Sisterson for bringing this news to my notice.
The Bookman extends his warmest congratulations to Neil Cross on this great achievement.
Earlier Sunday Star Times story here.