Published on: 13 May 2013 in Industry

London leads way at BAFTA TV Awards

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London was the focus of attention at this year’s BAFTA Television Awards, with Channel 4’s Paralympic coverage winning in the Sports category and 7/7: One Day in London taking the Single Documentary prize.

In Factual Series, a win for Our War meant success for the show’s directors Katherine English, Daniel Reed and John Douglas. Neil Crombie’s All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry won for Specialist Factual, whilst Alison Millar’s This World documentary, "The Shame of the Catholic Church", took home the award for Current Affairs.

Away from factual, Birger Larsen scooped the statue for Single Drama with Murder, with Euros Lyn and Sam Donovan tasting triumph in the Drama Series category for Last Tango in Halifax. The Mini-Series award went to Room at the Top, directed by Aisling Walsh, and EastEnders won for Best Soap.

In comedy, John Morton’s Twenty Twelve’s success meant the BBC did at least see some recognition for their Olympic coverage, whilst The Revolution Will Not Be Televised was named best Comedy Programme.

Meanwhile, in entertainment, the John Pereira-directed Made in Chelsea won for Reality and Constructed Factual, with The Graham Norton Show, directed by Steve Smith, awarded in the Entertainment Programme category. A win for The Great British Bake-Off in the Features category meant success for directors Scott Tankard, Andy Devonshire and Samantha Beddoes.

Directors UK would like to congratulate all the directors with award-winning programmes at last night’s ceremony. For a full list of winners, click here.

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