May 10, 2015

Top News Stories –

Ant and Dec repeat Bafta success –
Ant and Dec have picked up two prizes at the Bafta Television Awards for the second year in a row. The duo won best entertainment show and best entertainment performance for their ITV show Saturday Night Takeaway. ITV’s Coronation Street also won best soap in the year it celebrated its 60th anniversary. [BBC] For full winners list see List of the Day below.

Scotland tops gay equality league –
Scotland has been rated the best country in Europe in terms of legal equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people. Scotland came top of the Rainbow Index after meeting 92% of ILGA-Europe’s criteria for equality and human rights, ahead of the UK as a whole. Equality campaigners said the ranking recognised the country’s progressive measures. But they said more needed to be done to achieve full equality. [BBC]

Video of the Day –

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List of the day –

BAFTA TV Award 2015 winners

Leading actor

Jason Watkins – The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies – winner

Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock

Toby Jones – Marvellous

James Nesbitt – The Missing

Leading actress

Georgina Campbell – Murdered by My Boyfriend – winner

Keeley Hawes – Line of Duty

Sarah Lancashire – Happy Valley

Sheridan Smith – Cilla

Supporting actor

Stephen Rea – The Honourable Woman – winner

Adeel Akhtar – Utopia

James Norton – Happy Valley

Ken Stott – The Missing

Supporting actress

Gemma Jones – Marvellous – winner

Vicky McClure – Line of Duty

Amanda Redman – Tommy Cooper: Not like That, Like This

Charlotte Spencer – Glue

Entertainment performance

Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly – Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway – winner

Graham Norton – The Graham Norton Show

Leigh Francis – Celebrity Juice

Claudia Winkleman – Strictly Come Dancing

Female performance in a comedy programme

Jessica Hynes – W1A – winner

Olivia Colman – Rev

Tamsin Greig – Episodes

Catherine Tate – Catherine Tate’s Nan

Male performance in a comedy programme

Matt Berry – Toast of London – winner

Hugh Bonneville – W1A

Tom Hollander – Rev

Brendan O’Carroll – Mrs Brown’s Boys – Christmas Special

Single drama

Marvellous – winner

A Poet In New York


Murdered By My Boyfriend


The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies – winner


Our World War


Drama series

Happy Valley – winner

Line of Duty

The Missing

Peaky Blinders

Soap and continuing drama

Coronation Street – winner





True Detective – winner

The Good Wife

House of Cards

Orange Is The New Black

Factual series

Life And Death Row – winner

15,000 Kids and Counting

Educating The East End

Protecting Our Parents

Specialist factual

Grayson Perry: Who Are You? – winner

David Attenborough’s Conquest Of The Skies 3D

The Great War: The People’s Story

Our Gay Wedding: The Musical

Single documentary

The Paedophile Hunter – winner

Baby P: The Untold Story

Children Of Syria

The Miners Strike And Me


Grand Designs – winner

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces

The Great British Bake Off

Long Lost Family

Reality and constructed factual

The Island With Bear Grylls – winner

The Apprentice

I’m A Celebrity… GET ME OUT OF HERE!

The Undateables

Current affairs

Children On The Frontline (Dispatches) – winner

Ebola Frontline (Panorama)

Inside Kenya’s Death Squads (Al Jazeera Investigates)

Terror At The Mall (This World)

News coverage

Sky News Live At Five: Ebola – winner

BBC News At Ten

Channel 4 News – Inside Gaza: Children Under Fire

ITV News At Ten: Iraq Crisis

Sport and live event

WW1 Remembered: From The Battlefield and Westminster Abbey – winner

2014 FA Cup Semi-final Hull vs. Sheffield United

Monty Python (Mostly) Live: One Down, Five To Go

Tour De France 2014, Stage 1

Entertainment programme

Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway – winner

Dynamo: Magician Impossible

Strictly Come Dancing

The Voice

Comedy and comedy entertainment programme

The Graham Norton Show – winner

Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe

Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle

Would I Lie To You

Situation comedy

Detectorists – winner

Harry & Paul’s Story Of The Twos

Moone Boy

The Wrong Mans

Radio Times Audience Award (voted for by members of the public)

Sherlock – winner



Game of Thrones

The Great British Bake Off

The Missing

Strictly Come Dancing


Jon Snow

Special award

Jeff Pope

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