Who won at the Bafta TV Awards 2018?

BAFTA TV Awards Credit: PA

The writer of BBC series Peaky Blinders, Steven Knight, said he was "shocked" after the programme won the Bafta TV Award for Best Drama Series.

The crime drama set in 1920s Birmingham fended off competition from Netflix's The Crown and fellow BBC series Line Of Duty.

Speaking after receiving the prize from Doctor Who stars Jodie Whittaker and Bradley Walsh, Knight said he hoped the show would return for a further three series and even a film.

Peaky Blinders writer Steven Knight. Credit: PA

Knight said: "Our ambition is to make a story of a family between the two World Wars. I've always wanted to end with the first air raid siren in Birmingham in 1939.

"We're getting approached to do all kinds of things - the ballet, the musical and the movie would be great.

"I wouldn't want to do it at the very end but maybe in between two of the series."

Host Sue Perkins tickles the crowd during a tense BAFTA Awards night. Credit: BBC

Sue Perkins has said she will be putting in "half the effort" as she joked about the gender pay gap at the Bafta TV Awards.

Opening the ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall, she said it was the "original hostile environment".

She added: "I don't want to ignore the elephant in the room but it would be crass and inappropriate to discuss my fee, so let's just say I'm going to be putting in half the effort."

She also referred to the large Bafta masks that flanked her on the stage, saying: "I've still got two big fellas there, to make sure my driving is alright."

Murder In Successville won the Bafta for comedy entertainment programme. Credit: BAFTA

Other winners included:

Leading Actress

Molly Windsor

Leading Actor

Sean Bean - Broken

Supporting actress

Vanessa Kirby - The Crown

Supporting Actor

Brian F O'Byrne - Little Boy Blue

Male performance in a comedy programme

Toby Jones - Detectorists

Female performance in a comedy programme

Daisy May Cooper - This Country

Comedy Entertainment Programme

Murder in Successville

Soap and continuing drama


Scripted comedy

This Country


Cruising with Jane McDonald


The Handmaids Tales

The Girls, the drama about the Rochdale child sex abuse scandal, has won the Bafta for best mini-series. Credit: BAFTA

The Girls, the drama about the Rochdale child sex abuse scandal, has won the Bafta for best mini-series.

Writer Nicole Taylor dedicated the prize to health worker Sara Rowbotham and former detective Maggie Oliver, who helped blow the whistle on the issue.

Taylor, wearing a Time's Up pin, said: "To Sara Rowbotham and Maggie Oliver and the real three girls and their families, if people came to this programme it's because of you, you stood up in court, you went to the police."

She added: "To all the Maggies and Saras who lost your careers and nearly lost your minds trying to get your voices heard, thank you, this is for you."

Caroline Flack with the award and Love Island participants Chris Hughes and Marcel Somerville in the press room at the BAFTA TV Awards. Credit: PA

Best Reality and Constructed Factual

Love Island


The Grand National

Factual series

BBC One's Ambulance

Specialist Factual category

Basquiat: Rage To Riches

Single Drama

Murdered For Being Different

Best Single Documentary

Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad

Live event

BBC for World War One Remembered: Passchendaele.

Short form programme

Morgana Robinson's Summer

Writer Sharon Horgan said she wanted to showcase female directors in Morgana Robinson's Summer. Credit: PA

Entertainment Programme

Britain's Got Talent

Must-see moment

Blue Planet II

Entertainment performance

Graham Norton - The Graham Norton Show

Best News Coverage

The Rohingya Crisis - Sky News

Best Current Affairs

Panorama Undercover: Britain's Immigration Secrets