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Fred West Drama Scoops Bafta Acting Awards
Controversial drama Appropriate Adult, ITV's mini series that looked into the mind of serial killer Fred West, was the big winner at this year's TV Baftas.
Its stars Emily Watson, Dominic West and Monica Dolan all won in best acting categories and admitted they had been apprehensive about taking on such a sensitive project.
"When I was first told about the programme I thought I shouldn't do it and then I read the script," Watson said when accepting her best actress award.
Leading Actor winner West paid tribute to Janet Leach who was the appropriate adult of the title and acted as Fred West's confidante after his arrest.
He said: "I hope she has had some closure and we have honoured the suffering she endured and the suffering of all the West's victims, living and dead."
Dolan won the Supporting Actress gong for her portrayal of Rose West and said the role had been "a privilege".
She paid tribute to the West's victims, many of whom were never reported missing, saying: "I'd love to live in a world where everyone was missed."
Sherlock, nominated for three awards, walked away with just one for Andrew Scott as supporting actor but its writer and producer Steven Moffat was given the special award for his work on the detective series and Dr Who.
Jennifer Saunders won her second Bafta for Absolutely Fabulous, 20 years after winning her first gong.
A new award was introduced this year to recognise reality shows and its first recipient was Sir Alan Sugar's Young Apprentice while Coronation Street won in the battle of the soaps.
Rolf Harris' colourful career was celebrated with Bafta's fellowship, honouring the man from Down Under who has been a national treasure for over half a century.
Full list of winners
Leading actor - Dominic West (Appropriate Adult, ITV1)
Leading actress - Emily Watson (Appropriate Adult, ITV1)
Supporting actor - Andrew Scott (Sherlock, BBC1)
Supporting actress - Monica Dolan (Appropriate Adult, ITV1)
Entertainment performance - Graham Norton (The Graham Norton Show, BBC1)
Female performance in a comedy programme - Jennifer Saunders (AbsolutelyFabulous, BBC1)
Male performance in a comedy programme - Darren Boyd (Spy, Sky One)
Special Award - Steven Moffat
Bafta Fellowship - Rolf Harris
Single drama - Random (Channel 4)
Mini series - This Is England '88 (Channel 4)
Drama series - The Fades (BBC3)
Soap and continuing drama - Coronation Street(ITV1)
International - Borgen (BBC4)
Factual series - Our War (BBC3)
Specialist factual - Mummifying Alan: Egypt's Last Secret (Channel 4)
Single documentary - Terry Pratchett: Choosing To Die (BBC2)
Features - The Great British Bake Off (BBC2)
Reality & Constructed Factual - The Young Apprentice (BBC1)
Current Affairs - Panorama: Undercover Care - The Abuse Exposed (BBC1)
News Coverage - Channel 4 News: Japan Earthquake (Channel 4)
Sport & Live Event - The Royal Wedding (BBC1)
New Media - Psychoville (BBC Online)
Entertainment Programme - Derren Brown: The Experiments (Channel 4)
Comedy Programme - Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle (BBC2)
Situation Comedy - Mrs Brown's Boys (BBC1)
YouTube Audience Award - Celebrity Juice (ITV2)
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