This Country, Three Girls Each Score Two BAFTA TV Awards


While this lavish historical drama had taken home three BAFTAs at last month's TV Craft Awards, it was bested here for Drama Series by another period piece, "Peaky Blinders".

The single drama award went to the crime drama "Murdered for Being Different" over "Against the Law", an episode of "Black Mirror" (Hang the DJ) and the TV version of the Olivier-winning comedy "King Charles III".

"I just want to say thank you for recognising how selfless that is and how courageous that is". Sean Bean won Best Drama Actor for playing a troubled priest toiling in Liverpool in the fictional series "Broken" while Brian.

The newcomer beat the likes of The Crown's Claire Foy, Little Boy Blue's Sinead Keenan and Line of Duty's Thandie Newton. 'Tonight I am having to work alongside a massive organ, ' she said. The event wasn't a total loss for Netflix's popular royal drama series - Vanessa Kirby, who portrayed Princess Margaret, won Best Supporting Actress, and dedicated the award to Queen Elizbeth II's late sister.

In comedy, This Country took the big win, while performance nods went to Daisy May Cooper for This Country and Toby Jones for The Detectorists.

In the worldwide category, the BAFTA was awarded to The Handmaid's Tale, the adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel.

The BAFTA for Entertainment Programme was awarded to Britain's Got Talent for the second time and Murder in Successville, with BAFTA Breakthrough Brit Tom Davis as one of its nominees, received the award for Comedy Entertainment Programme.

John Motson was given a special award for his contribution to television on the same day he retired from football commentating.