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BBC triumphs at the Bafta TV Awards

MUMBAI: More than half of the Bafta TV Awards were won by BBC Television, which saw the UK pubcaster’s channel BBC One come out on top, collecting seven of the BBC’s 14 in total.

The broadcaster said that programmes were recognised in every genre from drama, comedy, entertainment, factual, current affairs and live events across all channels.

Programmes recognised included ‘Wolf Hall’, ‘Peter Kay’s Car Share’, ‘Big Blue Live’ and ‘Don’t Take My Baby’, ‘The Great British Bake Off’, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, ‘EastEnders’, ‘Poldark’ and ‘Have I Got News For You’.

Performances were recognised from Mark Rylance Suranne Jones and Peter Kay.

BBC Television acting director Charlotte Moore said, “The sheer range of awards won is a clear indication of a BBC in fine creative form. I’m so proud to see BBC Television recognised by BAFTA in every genre, and it’s testament to the ambition and quality of the world-class programme-makers and talent, both on and off screen, that I have the privilege to work with. I would like to thank them all, and challenge them to continue to make more groundbreaking television and to take even more risks into the future.”

Full list of winners detailed below:

Leading Actor
Mark Rylance
Wolf Hall, BBC Two

Leading Actress
Suranne Jones
Doctor Foster, BBC One

Male Performance in a Comedy Programme
Peter Kay
Peter Kay’s Car Share, BBC iPlayer/BBC One

Entertainment Programme
Strictly Come Dancing, BBC One

Drama Series
Wolf Hall, BBC Two

Scripted Comedy
Peter Kay’s Car Share, BBC iPlayer/BBC One

The Great British Bake Off, BBC One

Soap & Continuing Drama
EastEnders, BBC One

Specialist Factual
Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners, BBC Two

Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme
Have I Got News for You, BBC One

Radio Times Audience Award
Poldark, BBC One

Single Drama
Don’t Take My Baby, BBC Three

Live Event
Big Blue Live, BBC One

Current Affairs
Outbreak: The Truth About Ebola, BBC Two