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Awards
BBC dramas sweep the board at Baftas
Monday 15th May 2017

The great and the good of television land assembled at the Festival Hall on Sunday night to honour last year’s successes at the Bafta TV Awards.

Hosted by Sue Perkins, while Graham Norton nursed his Eurovision hangover, the opulent Netflix drama The Crown was expected to sweep the board, however it was the BBC that emerged with the most gongs. A fact that the public service broadcasters will be particularly pleased about given the current breadth of competition.

It was police drama Happy Valley that stole the show, winning in the best drama category, with its star Sarah Lancashire picking up the best actress prize. The Crown, although nominated across the board won nothing, which would be a real slap in the face for the £100 million investment in the project.

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