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Irish ladies lead the way on BAFTA TV Awards red carpet

15 May 2018

It won the BAFTA for Scripted Comedy, and one of the stars, Daisy May Cooper, took home the award for Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme.

'I just want to say thank you for recognising how selfless that is and how fearless that is'.

Three Girls was the victor in the miniseries category, and Molly Windsor took home the performance win for leading actress for Three Girls.

The Crown and Netflix struggled at the Bafta Television awards as the BBC's Peaky Blinders took a surprise win in the best drama category and the big-spending streaming service managed only one major award despite leading the nominations. "Soon maybe they will be here as well because I think they deserve to be", he said during his acceptance speech.

Sean Bean won the award for Leading Actor for his performance as a Catholic priest in Broken against Joe Cole for the "Hang the DJ" episode of Black Mirror, Tim Piggott-Smith for King Charles III and Jack Rowan for Born to Kill.

Casualty was awarded the BAFTA for Soap & Continuing Drama, a category that recognises exceptional talent in delivering long-running continuing dramas.

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The young star of a BBC drama inspired by the Times investigation into sex grooming gangs was named best actress at last night's television Baftas.

On the comedy front, "This Country" won Best Comedy Series over "Catastrophe", "Chewing Gum" and "Timewasters".

The catch-all drama acting categories pit the players in telefilms, miniseries and series against each other.

Love Island was awarded the reality & constructed factual award, and mini series went to Three Girls.

John Motson was honored with a special award on the same day he retired from sports commentary.

Irish ladies lead the way on BAFTA TV Awards red carpet