Peaky Blinders is a top victor at BAFTA Television Awards

Henrietta Strickland
May 15, 2018

Three Girls was the victor in the miniseries category, and Molly Windsor took home the performance win for leading actress for Three Girls.

The cast of Three Girls praised the social workers and police officers who risked their jobs, while accepting their award for the drama, which told the real story of abused and sexually exploited school girls from Rochdale.

Also in the running in the category was Sinead Keenan, who received a nod for playing the mother of Rhys Jones in Little Boy Blue.

"Three Girls was born out of the courage of the real three girls and the real Holly, Amber and Ruby that told this story over and over and over", Windsor said about the show's real-life subjects. 'I just felt like the luckiest person in the world to get to play a character who was so colourful, vivid, fearless and strong, ' she said.

VANESSA KIRBY paid tribute to her defeated co-star Claire Foy as she swiped The Crown's only gong at last night's Bafta TV Awards.

It picked up its first film Bafta for Ava DuVernay's documentary 13th in 2017. 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").

Virgin TV's "must-see moment", voted for by the public, was presented to Blue Planet II for the "Mother Pilot Whale Grieves" scene. Former Manchester United and England footballer Rio Ferdinand won for his documentary about the death of his wife and coping as a single father.

He described the documentary as a "snapshot of that time of sadness", but said it has helped him heal.

Other winners included The Handmaid's Tale winning the award for best global series, This Country winning Scripted Comedy, Daisy May Cooper winning Female Performance in a Comedy Program for This Country and Toby Jones winning Male Performance in a Comedy Program for Detectorists, among others.

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