Bafta success for factual and comedy

Winners: Mrs Brown’s Boys, The Great British Bake Off, Andrew Scott and royal wedding coverage Winners: The Great British Bake Off, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Andrew Scott and royal wedding coverage

The BBC dominated the factual categories at last night's Bafta ceremony with wins for Our War and the Panorama investigation into patient abuse at Winterbourne View Hospital.

Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die, The Young Apprentice and The Great British Bake Off also won, however Frozen Planet was surprisingly beaten by Channel 4's Mummifying Alan in the specialist category.

Overall, Appropriate Adult - the ITV drama on the investigation into serial killer Fred West - won the most Baftas, earning three acting awards.

Despite appearing in little more than one episode in the second series of Sherlock, Andrew Scott (Moriarty) beat co-star Martin Freeman (Watson) in the supporting actor category.

Steven Moffat received the Special Award from Benedict Cumberbatch and Matt Smith Steven Moffat received the Special Award from Benedict Cumberbatch and Matt Smith

The show's co-creator Steven Moffat, who also received the Academy's Special Award for his writing, said: "In the first series of Sherlock he was in one scene and became a star because of that one scene - it takes an extraordinarily powerful actor to come in and do that."

Comedy focus

BBC Three fantasy The Fades, which was cancelled after one series due to the channel's limited budget, won best drama series. On accepting the award, its in-house production team said the show was "a real passion project for everyone".

But backstage, producer Susan Hogg told Radio Times that "it could have more of a life in the future".

Although not a favourite with critics, Mrs Brown's Boys won best sitcom. The show, which is made by BBC Scotland with Irish broadcaster RTÉ, peaked at 8.3 million viewers during the recent second series.

Rolf Harris Rolf Harris was given a Bafta fellowship

Its popularity comes as BBC commissioners admit they're struggling to find good mainstream comedies, with BBC One controller Danny Cohen recently telling staff: "I can't fill the slots almost because we don't get enough high quality scripts or comedy".

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle on BBC Two picked up the award for best comedy programme and Jennifer Saunders said it was "a bit of a shock" to win best female performance in a comedy for her return in Absolutely Fabulous.

Ahead of covering this weekend's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the BBC also triumphed in the live event category for last year's royal wedding output.

And Danish drama won the BBC Four-dominated international category for the second year in a row, with Borgen beating last year's winner The Killing.

The BBC won in 14 of the 25 categories. Hosted by Dara Ó Briain, the ceremony was watched by 3.5m viewers on BBC One, although it attracted some criticism over the "forced banter" between award presenters. Last year's event drew an audience of 5.4m.

Here is the full list of winners:

Best leading actor

Dominic West -Appropriate Adult (ITV1)

Best leading actress

Emily Watson - Appropriate Adult (ITV1)

Best supporting actor

Andrew Scott - Sherlock (BBC One)

Best supporting actress

Monica Dolan - Appropriate Adult (ITV1)

Best entertainment performance

Graham Norton - The Graham Norton Show (BBC One)

Best female performance in a comedy programme

Jennifer Saunders - Absolutely Fabulous (BBC One)

Best male performance in a comedy programme

Darren Boyd - Spy (Sky 1)

Best single drama

Random (Channel 4)

Best mini-series

This is England '88 (Channel 4)

Best drama series

The Fades (BBC Three)

Best soap & continuing drama

Coronation Street (ITV1)

Best international

Borgen (BBC Four)

Best factual series

Our War (BBC Three)

Best specialist factual

Mummifying Alan: Egypt's Last Secret (Channel 4)

Best single documentary

Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die (BBC Two)

Best features

The Great British Bake Off (BBC Two)

Best reality & constructed factual

The Young Apprentice (BBC One)

Best current affairs

Panorama - Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed (BBC One)

Best news coverage

Channel 4 News: Japan Earthquake

Best sport & live event

The Royal Wedding (BBC One)

Best new media

Psychoville (BBC Online)

Best entertainment programme

Derren Brown: The Experiments (Channel 4)

Best comedy programme

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle (BBC Two)

Best situation comedy

Mrs Brown's Boys (BBC One)

You Tube audience award

Celebrity Juice (ITV2)


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