Double Bafta win for This Country | Gongs for Toby Jones and Murder In Successville too

Double Bafta win for This Country

Gongs for Toby Jones and Murder In Successville too

This Country has scooped two awards at this year's Baftas: for best scripted comedy and best female comedy performer for its star and co-creator Daisy May Cooper.

The BBC Three comedy triumphed over fellow nominees Catastrophe, Chewing Gum and Timewasters to win the scripted award.

Meanwhile, Cooper won her individual category ahead of Anna Maxwell Martin for Motherland, Sharon Horgan for Catastrophe and Sian Gibson for Peter Kay’s Car Share.

Here is Greg Davies handing over her award:

However her brother Charlie, who also co-stars and co-writes This Country, was not shortlisted in the male category.

Toby Jones won best male performance in a comedy programme for his role as Lance in the BBC Four's Detectorists, and paid tribute to creator and co-star Crook in his acceptance speech.

And he explained that rather being at the Baftas, Crook, who had also not been nominated, was at home 'training his robin'.

And Murder In Successville won the Bafta for best comedy entertainment programme.

Tom Davis, who stars in and co-writes the improvised murder-mystery reality show, said he was ‘genuinley blown away’ by the award.

Morgana Robinson's Summer, made for Sky Arts, won best short form programme, over nominees that also included Liam Williams's BBC Three show Pls Like

Graham Norton took the best entertainment performance category over Adam Hills, Michael McIntyre and Sandi Toksvig while the best entertainment programme award went to Britain's Got Talent.

The Bafta ceremony was broadcast on BBC One, hosted by Sue Perkins. Here is her opening monologue:

Published: 13 May 2018

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