2016 BAFTA TV Winners Revealed

May 8, 2016 by  
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The winners of this year’s BAFTA TV Awards have been announced, presented by Graham Norton, where a wide range of shows were honoured, and many people expressed their support for the BBC.

No single show dominated the awards this year, with three different programmes winning two awards each. This Is England ’90 won the award for “Best Mini-Series” and “Best Supporting Actress” for Chanel Cresswell; Peter Kay’s Car Share won “Best Scripted Comedy” and “Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme” for Kay himself; and Wolf Hall for “Best Drama Series” and “Best Leading Actor” for Mark Rylance.

Other notable winners included Strictly Come Dancing, which won its first ever BAFTA for “Best Entertainment Programme”; comedy writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson being given a BAFTA Fellowship for their careers in which they wrote Hancock’s Half Hour and Steptoe & Son, and Sir Lenny Henry being given the Special Award for his comedy and charity work, including Comic Relief, as well as encouraging diversity in TV.

Throughout the night many of the winners and presenters made statements supporting the BBC and attacking the government, including Culture Secretary John Whittingdale, for their views on the BBC. Peter Kosminsky, director of Wolf Hall and the first person to receive an award, made a special attacking Whittingdale’s stance on the BBC and Channel 4. He got a standing ovation. James Nesbitt also praised the BBC when presenting the award for “Best Single Drama”, Ian Hislop also made some points about being allowed to mock the BBC when collecting the award for “Best Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme” for Have I Got News for You, and Mark Rylance saying “woe to any government” getting between the public and culture. An attack in cuts that affect disabled performers was made by Ben Anthony, director of Don’t Take My Baby, winner of “Best Single Drama”.

Full list of winners (in order of presentation)

  • Best Drama Series – Wolf Hall (BBC Two)
  • Best Entertainment Programme – Strictly Come Dancing (BBC One)
  • Best Single Documentary – My Son the Jihadi (Channel 4)
  • Best Current Affairs – This World – Outbreak: The Truth About Ebola (BBC Two)
  • Best Mini-Series – This Is England ’90 (Channel 4)
  • Best Factual Series – The Murder Detectives (Channel 4)
  • Best News Coverage – Channel 4 News: Paris Massacre
  • Best Live Event – Big Blue Live (BBC One)
  • Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme – Michaela Cole (Chewing Gum, E4)
  • Best Sport – The Ashes (Sky Sports)
  • Best International Programme – Transparent (Amazon)
  • Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme – Peter Kay (Peter Kay’s Car Share, BBC One)
  • Best Single Drama – Don’t Take My Baby (BBC Three)
  • BAFTA Fellowship – Ray Galton and Alan Simpson (Writers of Hancock’s Half Hour and Steptoe & Son)
  • Radio Times Audience Award – Poldark (BBC One)
  • Best Supporting Actor – Tom Courtenay (Unforgotten, ITV)
  • Best Reality & Constructed Reality – First Dates (Channel 4)
  • Best Supporting Actress – Chanel Cresswell (This Is England ’90, Channel 4)
  • Best Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme – Have I Got News for You (BBC One)
  • Best Specialist Factual – Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners (BBC Two)
  • Best Soap & Continuing Drama – EastEnders (BBC One)
  • Best Features – The Great British Bake Off (BBC One)
  • Best Scripted Comedy – Peter Kay’s Car Share (BBC One)
  • Best Entertainment Performance – Leigh Francis (Celebrity Juice, BBC Three)
  • Best Leading Actress – Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster, BBC One)
  • Best Leading Actor – Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall, BBC Two)
  • Special Award – Lenny Henry

Gino D’Acampo joins Celebrity Juice

October 2, 2014 by  
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Gino D’Acampo is to join multi award-winning Celebrity Juice as team captain to replace Holly Willoughby as she takes maternity leave for her third baby.

Holly filmed the first show of the series last week, and Gino takes her place from this week.

Cooking sensation Gino, will aim to come out on top against rival team captain Fearne, aided by a host of different celebrities each week, in the mightiest and most ludicrous of comedy panel shows. The two teams will battle it out in a series of chaotic challenges to prove who knows the most about the week’s celebrity news. As ever, boisterous host Keith Lemon will preside over activities.

Keith Lemon commented: “Looking forward to having me old pal from Sheffield cover for Holly whilst she’s sprouting. I don’t know how he’s gonna keep up that fake Italian accent for a whole series but it’s gonna be fantastico! As Gino says, or when he’s out of character ‘reet good’!”

Gino D’Acampo added: “I actually can’t believe it’s true…it’s going to be the gig of my year!  A show where I can express myself, not through food, but through my sex positions.  Which I will be very happy to demonstrate with Fearne.”

Fearne Cotton said: “I’ll certainly miss Holly and am slightly worried about Gino’s very naughty side, but it’s going to be a lot of fun! “

Keith Lemon Bags His Own Reality Show

May 17, 2012 by  
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Keith Lemon is the next ‘celebrity’ due for a squeezing by the reality TV machine.

Despite not actually owning a passport or leading a ‘real’ life, the strawberry-blonde extravert is set to take part in a new ITV2 reality show.

According to a report by Broadcast magazine, the show will be “a cross between Keeping Up With The Kardashians and I’m Alan Partridge?; an alarming prospect to say the least.

In the grand tradition of quirkily-named Lemon shows (Celebrity Juice and Lemonaid have already proved a success for the star), the reality series has a working title of ‘Lemon La Vida Loca’ and is due to track Keith throughout a ‘hugely eventful year’ which will include his first film appearance.

The character – a creation by comedian Leigh Francis – was originally a character in the 2002 series Bo’ Selecta! alongside such recognisable parodies as Michael Jackson and Craig David . He later starred in his own 2008 reality show called Keith Lemon’s Very Brilliant World Tour, but failed to make an impact on audience affections.

Dan Baldwin of Talkback called Francis a ‘comedy genuis’ and spoke of the controversial comedian’s surprise success with Saturday night audiences. Lemonaid has proved a huge hit on the mainstream channel, he said.

“Taking Keith, who’s seen as rude and crude, and putting him on Saturday teatime is a bold step,’ he told Broadcast magazine. ‘But we’ve got more than three million viewers – Harry Hill didn’t get that until series four or five?.

Last month it was reported that Lemon was up for a Corrie cameo. “Enough!”, we cry here at OTB. “Enough of the ginger man”.

But do you think we have more room for Lemon-lovin’ in our weekly schedule? Or have things got way to juicy for their own good? Let us know your thoughts…

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Keith Lemon For A Corrie Cameo?

May 4, 2012 by  
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‘Strawberry-blonde’ filth factory, Keith Lemon, has revealed that he would love to make a guest appearance on Coronation Street.

And his ticket to the cobbles? Samia Ghadie, who plays Maria Connor in the ITV1 soap.

“I’m always telling Samia Ghadie [I want a cameo]“, he said. “Because she seems to be my gateway into Coronation Street and she always introduces me to the producers and writers at showbiz events.

“She says, ‘I’m going to get you in’ but all I want to do is be in the hairdressers and go, ‘You’ve cut it too short, I’m never coming here again’. That’s all I want to do.”

Keith recently presented Michelle Keegan – Corrie’s mouthy Tina McIntyre – with the British Soap Award for Sexiest Female, who managed to get her mitts on the award for the third year running. He has since spoken of his affection for The Street’s stars: “I know more people in Corrie than I know in any other soaps – I’m like, ‘Hey how’s it going Michelle Keegan’?.

Accepting the gong from the Celebrity Juice host, Michelle said: “I just want to say thank you to everyone who voted, it’s honestly very flattering, and thank you to Corrie for all the amazing opportunities I’ve had over the last four-and-a-half years.”

Whether or not he makes it to the cobbles, Keith is set to make a big-screen debut later this year when the imaginatively titled Keith Lemon: The Film descends on the nation.
Speaking of the upcoming flick he said: “We had a test audience watching it in April, I’m very happy with it, it’s a lovely film,” he said.

“It’s rude, it’s silly, it’s daft and it’s warm. It’s me, I have aspirations to follow the success of Richard Branson and I become an overnight billionaire and that’s the moral of the story… and there are some intimate scenes with Kelly Brook.”

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