'Gavin and Stacey' take top honours at Bafta television awards

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London, April 21 : 'Gavin and Stacey', the sitcom about an Essex boy who falls in love with a girl from Wales, beat the likes of 'Strictly Come Dancing' and 'Britain's Got Talent' to win the only Bafta television award chosen by viewers.

The BBC 3 comedy saw off strong competition from other nominees including 'Cranford' and 'The Apprentice' to win the Sky+ Audience Award for programme of the year, reports BBC.

Actor James Corden, who plays Smithy in the series, which he co-wrote with Ruth Jones, also picked up the best comedy performance prize at the London Palladium.

Comedian Harry Hill was the other big winner of the night, picking up two awards for 'Harry Hill's TV Burp.'

Dame Eileen Atkins has beaten her 'Cranford' co-star Judi Dench to win the best actress award

The list of winners is as follows:

Actor: Andrew Garfield - Boy A (Channel 4)

Actress: Dame Eileen Atkins - Cranford (BBC1)

Entertainment Performance: Harry Hill -Harry Hill's TV Burp (ITV1)

Comedy Performance: James Corden - Gavin and Stacey (BBC3)

Single Drama: The Mark of Cain (Channel 4)

Drama Series: The Street (BBC1)

Drama Serial: Britz (Channel 4)

Continuing Drama: Holby City (BBC1)

International Series: Heroes (BBC2)

Factual Series: The Tower: A Tale of Two Cities (BBC1)

Specialist Factual: Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain (BBC2)

Single Documentary: Lie Of The Land (Channel 4)

Feature: Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (Channel 4)

Current Affairs: China's Stolen Children - A Dispatches Special (Channel 4)

News Coverage: Glasgow Airport Attack (Sky News)

Sport: ITV F1: Canadian Grand Prix Live (ITV1)

Interactivity: Spooks Interactive (bbc.co.uk)

Entertainment Programme: Harry Hill's TV Burp (ITV1)

Comedy Programme: Fonejacker (Channel 4)

Sitcom: Peep Show (Channel 4)

Sky+ Audience Award for Programme of the Year: Gavin and Stacey

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