BBC1's Sherlock Takes Top Award At TV BAFTAs

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This year's BAFTA TV Awards threw up a few surprises, the most notable being that ITV costume drama Downton Abbey didn't pick up a single award.

Among those that did were BBC1's Sherlock (Best Drama), BBC2's Rev (Best Sitcom), Daniel Rigby (Best Actor for BBC biopic Eric and Ernie), Vicky McClure (This Is England 1986) and Graham Norton, who also hosted the Ceremony (Award: entertainment performance for The Graham Norton Show).

Other talking points included the first-ever win for a 3D production (David Attenborough-hosted Flying Monsters 3D, winner of the Specialist Factual category for Sky). Also interesting was the success of The Only Way Is Essex, which picked up the YouTube Audience vote. While the show has received a lot of publicity and praise, the fact that it was on digital channel ITV2 suggested that it would lose out to more mainstream properties such as ITV1 hit Downton Abbey. All the details can be found at http://www.bafta.org/awards. The show did well for BBC1, averaging 5.35m between 2000 and 2200. That was significantly up on the last televised edition.

It also turned out to be a great week for Jo Brand whose BBC4 comedy Getting On saw off tough competition from Miranda for Best Female Performance In A Comedy Role. Even better, Getting On has just been recommissioned for a third series.

Commenting, Cheryl Taylor, BBC controller of comedy commissioning, said: "We are thrilled that the superb comedy performances and wonderful writing of Getting On have been recognised by BAFTA. Fans will be delighted to hear the show has been recommissioned."