Last night's telly BAFTAs was a mixed bag of political digs (James Nestbitt, Ian Hislop and the director of Wolf Hall both took their opportunity of being onstage to highlight now the UK government are cutting funding to the BBC, and the impact that will have), silence (Peter Kay won Best Males Performance in a Comedy Drama and chose to stand at the podium saying now't), and the usual fair that happens at awards shows (lots of polite clapping).

In short, it was a fairly muted affair. In fact, the most animated anyone got accepting an award was Aidan Turner when Poldark won the Radio Times Audience Awards - and Graham Norton would wager most of that came courtesy of his "man bun". There was a risk of nodding off in parts; the only thing keeping me awake were cuts to Ant McPartlin sitting in the audience looking very swarthy indeed... Where has this beard been all his life. 

The big winner on the night was Wolf Hall with a whopping two awards, and a lot of nods to BBC productions such as EastEnders, The Great British Bake Off, and Have I Got News For You (Charlie Brooker was robbed).


Drama series
Humans (Channel 4)
The Last Panthers (Sky Atlantic)
No Offence (Channel 4)
WINNER - Wolf Hall (BBC2)

Entertainment programme
Adele at the BBC (BBC1)
Britain’s Got Talent (ITV)
WINNER - Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1)
TFI Friday anniversary special (Channel 4)

Female performance in a comedy programme
WINNER – Michaela Coel – Chewing Gum (Channel 4)
Miranda Hart – Miranda (BBC1)
Sian Gibson – Peter Kay’s Car Share (BBC iPlayer)
Sharon Horgan – Catastrophe (Channel 4)

The Good Wife (More4)
Narcos (Netflix)
Spiral (BBC4)
WINNER – Transparent (Amazon Prime)

Male performance in a comedy programme
Hugh Bonneville – W1A (BBC2)
Javone Prince – The Javone Prince Show (BBC2)
WINNER – Peter Kay – Peter Kay’s Car Share (BBC iPlayer)
Toby Jones – Detectorists (BBC 4)

Single drama
The C-Word (BBC1)
Cyberbully (Channel 4)
WINNER – Don’t Take My Baby (BBC3)
The Go-Between (BBC1)

Radio Times audience award (voted for by members of the public)
Doctor Foster
The Great British Bake Off
Making a Murderer
Peter Kay’s Car Share
WINNER – Poldark

Supporting actor
Anton Lesser – Wolf Hall (BBC2)
Cyril Nri – Cucumber (Channel 4)
Ian McKellen – The Dresser (BBC2)
WINNER – Tom Courtenay – Unforgotten (ITV)

Reality and constructed factual
WINNER – First Dates (Channel 4)
Gogglebox (Channel 4)
I’m a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here (ITV)
The Secret Life of 4, 5 and 6 Year Olds (Channel 4)

Supporting actress
WINNER – Chanel Cresswell – This is England ‘90 (Channel 4)
Eleanor Worthington-Cox – The Enfield Haunting (Sky Living)
Lesley Manville – River (BBC1)
Michelle Gomez – Doctor Who (BBC1)

Comedy and comedy entertainment programme
Charlie Brooker’s Election Wipe (BBC2)
WINNER – Have I Got News for You (BBC1)
Would I Lie To You (BBC1)

Specialist factual
WINNER – Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners (BBC2)
Grayson Perry’s Dream House (Channel 4)
The Hunt (BBC1)
Rudolf Nureyev – Dance to Freedom (BBC2)

Soap and continuing drama
Coronation Street (ITV)
WINNER – EastEnders (BBC1)
Emmerdale (ITV)
Holby City (BBC1)

Back in Time for Dinner (BBC2)
WINNER – The Great British Bake Off (BBC1)
Kevin McCloud: Escape to the Wild (Channel 4)
Travel Man (Channel 4)

Scripted comedy
Chewing Gum (E4)
Peep Show (Channel 4)
People Just Do Nothing (BBC3)
WINNER – Peter Kay’s Car Share (BBC iPlayer)

Entertainment performance
Graham Norton – The Graham Norton Show (BBC1)
WINNER – Leigh Francis – Celebrity Juice (ITV2)
Romesh Ranganathan – Asian Provocateur (BBC3)
Stephen Fry – QI (BBC2)

Leading actress
Claire Foy – Wolf Hall (BBC2)
Ruth Madeley – Don’t Take My Baby (BBC3)
Sheridan Smith – The C-Word (BBC1)
WINNER – Suranne Jones – Doctor Foster (BBC1)

Leading actor
Ben Whishaw – London Spy (BBC2)
Idris Elba – Luther (BBC1)
WINNER – Mark Rylance – Wolf Hall (BBC2)
Stephen Graham – This is England ’90 (Channel 4)

Single documentary
Bitter Lake (BBC iPlayer)
Life After Suicide (BBC1)
Louis Theroux: Transgender Kids (BBC2)
WINNER – My Son the Jihadi (Channel 4)

Current affairs
Children of the Gaza War (BBC2)
Escape from Isis – Dispatches (Channel 4)
Jihad: A British Story (ITV)
WINNER – Outbreak: The Truth About Ebola (BBC2)

Doctor Foster (BBC1)
The Enfield Haunting (Sky Living)
London Spy (BBC2)
WINNER – This is England ‘90 (Channel 4)

Factual series
The Detectives (BBC2)
Great Ormond Street (BBC2)
WINNER – The Murder Detectives (Channel 4)
The Tribe (Channel 4)

News coverage
BBC News at Six: Paris Attacks Special (BBC1)
WINNER – Channel 4 News: Paris Massacre (Channel 4)
ITV News at 10: Refugee Crisis (ITV)
Sky News: From Turkey to Greece (Sky News)

Live Event
WINNER – Big Blue Live (BBC1)
The Sound of Music Live! (ITV)
Stargazing Live: Brit In Space, Tim Peake Special (BBC)
The Vote (More4)

WINNER – The Ashes (Sky Sports)
The Grand National (Channel 4)
MOTD Live: FA Cup Final (BBC1)
Six Nations – Final Day (BBC1)

Via The Guardian