Historical drama “Wolf Hall” was the big winner at this year’s BAFTA Television Awards celebrating the best of British television. The limited series, about Thomas Cromwell’s rise to power through Henry VIII’s royal court, scored both Best Drama Series and Best Leading Actor for the work done by Mark Rylance.
Other big winners included “Transparent” which won for Best International Series, “Peter Kay’s Car Share” taking Best Scripted Comedy and Best Male Comedy Performance, and “This Is England ’90” winning for Best Mini-Series and Best Supporting Actress for Chanel Cresswell.
The Radio Times Audience Award, the only award of the ceremony voted by members of the public, went to the Aidan Turner-led historical drama “Poldark”. Suranne Jones took Best Leading Actress for “Doctor Foster,” Tom Courtenay won Best Supporting Actor for his work in “Unforgotten,” Michaela Coel won Best Female Comedy Performance, and BBC3’s “Don’t Take My Baby” won Best Single Drama.