‘Blue Planet II’ and ‘This Country’ triumph at BAFTA TV Awards

Picking up the gongs...

The BAFTA TV Awards took place last night, and there was big wins for some of Britain’s most popular small screen shows

The ceremony took place at London’s Southbank Centre, and saw Sue Perkins hosting on a big night for BBC talent.

Blue Planet II emerged as one of the night’s biggest winners, picking up the prize for Virgin’s Must See Moments, as well as the Specialist Factual category.

After debuting in 2017, acclaimed mockumentary This Country also won big – picking up the scripted comedy prize, as well as female performance in a comedy programme for star Daisy May Cooper.

Check out the main winners in full below (winners highlighted in bold).

Male performance in a comedy programme

Asim Chaudry – People Just Do Nothing (BBC Three)
Rob Brydon – The Trip to Spain (BBC)
Samson Kayo – Famalam (BBC Three)
Toby Jones – Detectorists (BBC Four)

Female performance in a comedy programme

Daisy May Cooper – This Country (BBC Three)

Sharon Horgan – Catastrophe (Channel 4)

Sian Gibson – Peter Kay’s Car Share (Channel 4)

Single documentary

Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me (BBC Two)
Louis Theroux: Talking to Anorexia (BBC Two)
One Deadly Weekend in America (BBC Three)
Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad (BBC One)

Entertainment programme

Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV)
Britain’s Got Talent (ITV)
Michael Mcintyre’s Big Show (BBC One)
The Voice UK (ITV)

Soap and continuing drama

Casualty (BBC One)
Coronation Street (ITV)
Emmerdale (ITV)
Hollyoaks (Channel 4)

Single drama

Hang The DJ: Black Mirror (Netflix)
King Charless III (BBC Two)
Murdered For Being Different (BBC Three)

Scripted comedy

Catastrophe (Channel 4)
Chewing Gum (Channel 4)
This Country (BBC Three)
Timewasters (ITV2)

Virgin’s Must-See Moments

Love Island – Stormzy Makes a Surprise Appearance (ITV 2)
Game of Thrones – Viserion is Killed by the Night King (Sky Atlantic)
Doctor Who – The Thirteenth Doctor Revealed (BBC One)
Love Manchester – Ariana Grande Sings ‘One Last Time’ (BBC One)
Blue Planet II – Mother Pilot Whale Grieves (BBC One)

Line of Duty – Huntley’s Narrow Escape (BBC One)

Entertainment performance

Adam Hill – The Last Leg (Channel 4)
Michael McIntyre – Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (BBC One)
Graham Norton – The Graham Norton Show (BBC One)
Sandi Toksvig – QI (BBC Two)