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Monday, 23 May 2011

BAFTA blow for Doctor Who

It was expected to be a battle between TV heavyweights Dr Who and Sherlock, it seemed a sure thing that one of these two would scoop the coveted Best Actor award,  but in a total shock both shows walked away from the BAFTAS without the big awards - Sherlock did, however scoop two awards at last night's Bafta

The BBC production took the prize for best drama series, and Martin Freeman was awarded best supporting actor for his role as Watson, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch's Holmes. Doctor Who, which many feel is floundering since David Tennant's departure went empty handed.

The big surprise came when Daniel Rigby scooped the Best Actor award,for his portrayal of legendary comic Eric Morecambe in BBC2's Eric and Ernie.

Accepting the award he said: "Flippin' heck, I'm absolutely gobsmacked."
He later joked of the award: "I'm going to put it on the pillow next to me and talk to it like it's my partner!"

And, referring to Matt and Benedict, he added: "They are brilliant and they are really famous, which is more than can be said for me - but they do amazing jobs in really high-profile things."

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