The stars of the small screen all took to the red carpet last night as one of the biggest television awards in the UK got underway. Under the sunny skies, peeking out in the unexpected chill of spring, the glamorous cast and crew of some of your greatest shows, series and one-off dramas took to the streets of London to celebrate their hard work.
At the Theatre Royal, nestled in the capital's famed Drury Lane, the BAFTA Television awards, hosted by Graham Norton, got underway and the list of winners were announced with whopping amounts of praise.
In the comedy categories, I’m With Geek favourites Matt Berry and Jessica Hynes were awarded the top acting awards for Toast of London and W1A (and there is a lot of talk about Hyne’s cut anti-Conservative speech too). The Detectorists won for the Best Scripted Comedy. Entertainment-wise, both Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and Graham Norton were awarded the top prizes.
The other big winners included Sherlock - as voted for by an audience who similarly don’t understand that Sherlock should not have been included in this year’s awards - Coronation Street for Best Soap, and Jon Snow, given the BAFTA Fellowship award for his service to film and factual series. Jon Pop also scooped up a Special Award as did Clive James. All in all, it was a pretty predictable affair with no shock wins. But we’re pretty impressed with the winners.
And the Winners Are...
Leading Actress - Georgina Campbell, Murdered By My Boyfriend
Supporting Actor - Stephen Rea, The Honourable Woman
Supporting Actress - Gemma Jones, Marvellous
Male in a Comedy - Matt Berry, Toast of London
Female in a Comedy - Jessica Hynes, W1A
Entertainment Programme - Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
Mini-Series - The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies
Factual Series - Life and Death Row
International - True Detective
News Coverage - Sky News Live at Five's Ebola reports
Features - Grand Designs
Sport and Live Event - World War One Remembered
Current Affairs - Children on the Frontline: Dispatches
Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme - The Graham Norton Show
Special Award - Jeff Pope
Soap and Continung Drama - Coronation Street
Drama Series - Happy Valley
Specialist Factual - Grayson Perry: Who Are You?
Radio Times Award - Sherlock
Special Award - Clive James
Reality and Constructed Factual - The Island with Bear Grylls
Single Drama - Marvellous
Scripted Comedy - Detectorists
Entertainment Performance - Ant and Dec, Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
Fellowship - Jon Snow