Well it’s time we honour the glorious (predominantly BBC) programs we have all cried with, screamed up, binge watched and obsessed over for the past year with the 2015 BAFTA Television awards! Are you sitting comfortably? Well, let’s begin…
Firstly, it needs to be said that poor Benedict Cumberbatch has been denied once again for his portrayal of Sherlock 😦 the best actor prize went instead to Jason Watkins for “The Honour of Christopher Jeffries.”
Best Actress went to Georgina Campbell for “Murdered by my Boyfriend” an Best Supporting Actress went to Gemma Jones for “Marvellous.”
A big congratulations from us to one of our favourite dramas of the past year “Happy Valley,” the gritty, face punching and intense story that kept us on the edge of our seats and forced us to keep watching until the whole series was over took away BEST DRAMA.
Another of our favourites “The Honourable Woman” only took away one award, Best Supporting Actor for Stephen Rea, there was a lot of stiff competition this year!
“True Detective” claimed Best International and “Sherlock” took away the Radio Times Award.
Best Comedy / Comedy Entertainment Program went to “The Graham Norton Show” which is not a huge surprise, Graham is essentially a national treasure at this point.
So if you are looking for some new Dramas that will have you gripped from start to finish, I have taken the courtesy of compiling a list of the big winners for you all to check out!
Marvellous – BBC Series
The story of Neil Baldwin, who was born just after the Second World War and was deemed to have “learning difficulties.” This is a series about following your dreams, never giving up and overcoming everything you have to in order to be happy!
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jeffries – Carnival Film & Television Mini Series
Based on a true story surrounding the accusation of a retired teacher in the murder of an ex tenant of his – Jo Yeates. Mostly centred around the media shitstorm and witchhunt that followed.
Happy Valley – BBC Series
Follows the life of Catherine Carwood – the toughest leading lady I have seen in a long time. A police officer in West Yorkshire investigating the kidnapping of a local woman while her own troubling family drama runs as a parallel and equally gripping story line.
Murdered by my Boyfriend – BBC TV Movie
It’s all in the name really. A dark, gripping and distressing tale of domestic violence. Definitely not for the faint hearted and I would like to raise a pretty big Trigger Alert for this one.