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Stars of small screen set for awards at TV BAFTAs ceremony

Stars of the small screen will take centre stage tonight when the TV BAFTAs are held at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in London.

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is one of the favourites to be honoured for his portrayal of the master detective at Sunday's ceremony.

The career of broadcaster and TV critic Clive James, who is seriously ill, will also be celebrated at tonight's event.

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Benedict Cumberbatch scoops top BAFTA for Sherlock

Benedict Cumberbatch scooped one of the top television BAFTA awards of the night for his role as Sherlock Holmes - the only one voted for by the public.

Benedict Cumberbatch scoops top BAFTA for Sherlock Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

But the Hollywood actor was not at the ceremony to collect the award, and instead was said to be looking after his new wife who is heavily pregnant.

The gong goes some way to make up for his Oscar disappointment earlier this year, when he was beaten to best actor by Eddie Redmayne.

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