Monday, 23 May 2011
BAFTA blow for Doctor Who
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."