TV Baftas 2014: Doctor Who, In The Flesh & more...

News Louisa Mellor
19 May 2014 - 07:22

Let's find out which geek shows were rewarded by a shiny golden face at last night's Bafta TV awards...

Doctor Who: The Day Of The Doctor saw off competition from Breaking BadBroadchurch, Educating Yorkshire, Gogglebox and The Great British Bake-Off to win the public-voted Radio Times Audience Award at last night's Bafta TV ceremony. Hoo and indeed ray for that.

Elsewhere, Chris Chibnall's Broadchurch won in a number of categories, including Best Drama, Best Actress for Olivia Colman, Best Supporting Actor for David Bradley (who was also great in Mark Gatiss' An Adventure In Space And Time, nominated for Best Single Drama but pipped to the post by Complicit). 

BBC Three's superb In The Flesh was rewarded with the Mini-Series Bafta for its three-part first series, a deserved win over Southcliffe (for which lead Sean Harris picked up Best Actor), The Fall, and Chris Chibnall's two-part The Great Train Robbery (good job really, the man's fast running out of space on the mantelpiece).

In terms of comedy, the only actress we'd have been happy to see take the Best Comedy Performance award from Best Sitcom-winning Him And Her's Laura Howard was The IT Crowd's Katherine Parkinson, and that's what happened. Richard Ayoade beat chum Chris O'Dowd to the Best Male Comedy Performance and gave a characteristically witty and charming acceptance speech.

Elsewhere, Best Supporting Actress went to Sarah Lancashire for Last Tango In Halifax. Breaking Bad won the Best International Series award (no arguments from us there, despite The Returned and House Of Cards also being great nominations). David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive won Best Specialist Factual Programme, Ant and Dec won almost everything else, and they gave Cilla Black a very special award for that time she did this at the Royal Variety Performance.

A full list of nominees and winners is available here.


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