10th May 2015 saw the Theatre Royal Drury Lane play host to the BAFTA TV Awards 2015.
Winners included Jason Watkins and Georgina Campbell, who won Leading Actor and Leading Actress awards in The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies & Murdered by My Boyfriend respectively; critically acclaimed American crime drama True Detective received the International Series award; and in the Sport and Live Event category, BBC Two’s WW1 Remembered – From the Battlefield & Westminster Abbey took home the BAFTA trophy.
Jon Snow’s illustrious career in news and television was honoured as he received the BAFTA Fellowship Award, while the writer behind dramas such as Cilla and Mrs Biggs, Jeff Pope, was awarded the Special Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to television.
In the comedy and entertainment categories, Mackenzie Crook and Adam Tandy picked up the prize for Scripted Comedy with comedy-dramaDetectorists, while Ant and Dec had a hugely successful evening as they won best Entertainment Performance and best Entertainment Programme for their ITV show Saturday Night Takeaway.
Other big winners included feel-good BBC drama Marvellous which took away the awards for Single Drama and Supporting Actress in the form ofGemma Jones for her portrayal of Neil Baldwin’s mother, Mary, and viewers voted Sherlock as the Radio Times Audience award winner for 2015.