This Country, Three Girls Each Score Two BAFTA TV Awards

Matt Smith and Claire Foy in The Crown

Other notable honours went to The Handmaid's Tale for Best International Programme, Murdered For Being Different for Best Single Drama, and Casualty for Best Soap and Continuing Drama.

Foy's co-star Vanessa Kirby triumphed in the supporting actress category for her portrayal of Princess Margaret, giving streaming service Netflix its first TV Bafta. I don't think [the abuse] will ever leave any of them, but she is courageous enough to go through it again with us to film it. 'I just felt like the luckiest person in the world to get to play a character who was so colourful, vivid, courageous and strong, ' she said.

Molly Windsor took home the 2018 BAFTA TV Award for Best Leading Actress for her role in Three Girls, a BBC drama based on the Rochdale child sex abuse ring.

In the worldwide category, the BAFTA was awarded to The Handmaid's Tale, the adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel.

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ITV2 dating show Love Island scored a Bafta in the reality and constructed factual category but it was defeated by Blue Planet II for the Virgin TV must-see moment prize. Toby Jones ("Detectorists") took Best Comedy Actor over last year's victor, "People Just Do Nothing" co-creator Asim Chaudhry, as well as Rob Brydon ("The Trip to Spain") and Samson Kayo ("Famalam").

At the star-studded event, Declan Donnelly took to the stage, without his partner Ant McPartlin for the first time, to pick up the award for Best Entertainment Programme for BGT.

On the comedy front, "This Country" won Best Comedy Series over "Catastrophe", "Chewing Gum" and "Timewasters".

John Motson was honored with a special award on the same day he retired from sports commentary.

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