The 2018 Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards took place in London May 13, with BBC Two’s “Peaky Blinders” winning the prestigious Best Drama Award. The ceremony was sponsored by the The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (better known as BAFTA) and hosted by Sue Perkins at the Royal Festival Hall in London.
British television’s big night had many winners, but was an especially big night for BBC Three’s “This Country,” a mockumentary style television show depicting life in rural Britain. 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.
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Three-part drama series “Three Girls” was the other standout of the night; written by Nicole Taylor and directed by Philippa Lowthorpe, the BBC One mini-series depicts the events surrounding the Rochdale child sex abuse ring. Along with the show’s award for Best Mini-Series, star Molly Windsor won the BAFTA for Leading Actress. The program had already won three BAFTAs back at the April 22 British Academy
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