Killing Eve kills it at the TV BAFTAs

The BBC drama Killing Eve was the big winner of the night at the TV BAFTAs, taking home three awards, after the rules were changed to allow it to compete as a domestic production at the British Academy, even though it was screened in the US before being made available in the UK.

Killing Eve star Jodie Comer (left) beat her co-star Sandra Oh (right) to the Leading Actress TV BAFTA.

As well as the show picking up the Best Drama Series prize, Jodie Comer beat her co-star and fellow-nominee Sandra Oh to the Leading Actress award, while Fiona Shaw was named the best Supporting Actress.

Bodyguard and Mrs Wilson star Keeley Hawes was beaten in both categories.

Benedict Cumberbatch won the Leading Actor award for his Sky Atlantic show Patrick Melrose, which itself was named  Best Mini-Series.

Hugh Grant missed out on the Leading Actor prize but his A Very English Scandal co-star Ben Whishaw was named the best Supporting Actor.

Inside No. 9’s Steve Pemberton and Jessica Hynes, from There She Goes, won the comedy acting awards, while Julia Davis and Julian Barratt’s Sally4Ever won the BAFTA for the best Scripted Comedy.

Covering the year in which one half of TV’s seemingly invincible duo Ant & Dec’s personal problems kept him off screen, there was consequently mixed success for the pair. Britain’s Got Talent beat competition including Ant & Dec’s own Saturday Night Takeaway to be named the Best Entertainment Show, even though Ant McPartlin didn’t take part in the live shows. His partner Declan Donnelly also won the Reality Show prize for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here, which was co-presented by Holly Willoughby last year.

But although nominated in the Best Entertainment Performance category, the pair lost out to Would I Lie to You’s Lee Mack.

Other winners included EastEnders, chosen as the best Continuing Drama, and Bodyguard picked up the only award of the night voted for by viewers – the scene in which Julia Montague was assassinated was named the Must-see Moment on TV.

And here is the full list if winners:

Leading actress

  • Jodie Comer, Killing Eve – BBC One

Leading actor

  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose – Sky Atlantic

Supporting actress

  • Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve – BBC One

Supporting actor

  • Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal – BBC One

Entertainment performance

  • Lee Mack, Would I Lie To You? – BBC One

Male performance in a comedy programme

  • Steve Pemberton, Inside No 9 – BBC Two

Female performance in a comedy programme

  • Jessica Hynes, There She Goes – BBC Four

Drama series

  • Killing Eve – BBC One

Single drama

  • Killed By My Debt – BBC Three


  • Patrick Melrose – Sky Atlantic

Continuing drama

  • EastEnders – BBC One


  • Succession – Sky Atlantic

Entertainment programme

  • Britain’s Got Talent – ITV

Comedy and comedy entertainment programme

  • A League of Their Own – Sky One

Scripted comedy

  • Sally4Ever – Sky Atlantic


  • Who Do You Think You Are? – BBC One

Must-see moment

  • Bodyguard – Julia Montague assassinated (BBC One)

Current affairs

  • Myanmar’s Killing Fields (Dispatches) – Channel 4

Single documentary

  • Gun No 6 – BBC Two

Factual series

  • Louis Theroux’s Altered States – BBC Two

Reality and constructed factual

  • I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! – ITV

Specialist factual

  • Suffragettes With Lucy Worsley – BBC One

News coverage

  • Cambridge Analytica Uncovered – Channel 4


  • 2018 World Cup Quarter Final: England v Sweden – BBC One

Live event

  • Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance – BBC One

Short-form programme

  • Missed Call – Real Stories