BAFTA Television Award Winners 2011

Rev wins best situation comedy at the 2011 BAFTA Television awards

May 23, 2011

Rev, Sherlock and Harry & Paul triumphed at the 2011 BAFTA  awards beating out stiff competition from the cream of the television crop.

Rev, created and written by James Wood, picked up the Best Situation Comedy Award. The hit six-part BBC2 comedy series follows the daily frustrations and moral conflicts of a Church of England Vicar played by Tom Hollander. Rev will be returning for a second series this year.

Sherlock, directed by Paul McGuigan, won the award for Best Drama Series. The critically acclaimed revisioning of the classic crime caper has won a huge following and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock. Martin Freeman, who also stars as Watson, picked up the Best Supporting Actor award on the night. Paul is currently directing the second series of Sherlock, which will air later this year.

Harry & Paul, the hit BBC2 sketch show created by and starring Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse, was named by the judges as the Best Comedy Programme. This is the second BAFTA for the series which first won in 2009.

The awards took place at a glittering ceremony hosted by Graham Norton in London's Grosvenor House Hotel.

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