This Country wins at BAFTA TV Awards 2018

Sunday 13th May 2018, 9:57pm

The winners for the British Academy Television Awards 2018 have been announced in a ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall.

The comedy-related winners are:

Scripted Comedy

This Country

Charlie Cooper and Daisy May Cooper (pictured) picked up the scripted comedy award for their sitcom This Country. In their speech they thanked the crew, cast and BBC team who helped make the show happen.

The other nominees were Catastrophe, Chewing Gum and Timewasters.

Comedy Entertainment Programme

Murder In Successville. DI Sleet (Tom Davis).

Murder In Successville

Star Tom Davis, who paid tribute to the cast and crew who worked on the show in his speech, said he wasn’t expecting to win. He added: “the biggest thanks is to the BBC, who a couple of years ago took a risk on a show that was just mental, and have run with it”.

The other nominees were Taskmaster, The Last Leg and Would I Lie To You?.

Male Performance In A Comedy Programme

Detectorists. Lance Stater (Toby Jones).

Toby Jones for Detectorists

The actor said he was “deeply honoured” to win, adding it was impossible to talk about the show without discussing “the great Mackenzie Crook“. In an anecdote, he said that Crook phoned him before the ceremony to ask what he was doing tonight, explaining that he himself “was training his robin in the back garden”.

The other nominees were Asim Chaudhry for People Just Do Nothing; Rob Brydon for The Trip To Spain; and Samson Kayo for Famalam.

Female Performance In A Comedy Programme

This Country. Kerry Mucklowe (Daisy May Cooper). Copyright: BBC.

Daisy May Cooper for This Country

The actor and writer thanked the cast and crew she worked with to make the sitcom, which is due to return for a third series, and revealed during her speech that she had just got engaged.

The other nominees were Anna Maxwell Martin for Motherland; Sharon Horgan for Catastrophe; and Sian Gibson for Peter Kay’s Car Share.

Entertainment Performance

The Graham Norton Show. Graham Norton.

Graham Norton

Norton wasn’t in attendance as he was still travelling back from the Eurovision Song Contest, so didn’t make a speech.

The other nominees were Adam Hills for The Last Leg; Michael McIntyre for Michael McIntyre’s Big Show and Sandi Toksvig for QI.

Short Form Programme

Morgana Robinson's Summer. Mel (Morgana Robinson). Copyright: Merman.

Morgana Robinson’s Summer

This new category also featured Pls Like, Britain’s Forgotten and Eating With My Ex in the nominees list.

The results were decided by 250 jurors.

The comedy writing category was previously announced in the BAFTA Craft Awards, which was won by Inside No. 9.

Other winners in the TV awards included Peaky Blinders, Britain’s Got Talent and Love Island. Full list of results

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