Peaky Blinders is a top victor at BAFTA Television Awards

Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret in The Crown

Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret in The Crown Credit Netflix

The British Academy Television Awards were held on Sunday night at The Royal Festival Hall in London.

As the show got underway, Peaky Blinders picked up the first award, shortly followed by Murder In Successville. "But let me say I'll just be putting in half the effort". Sean Bean won best actor for his role in Broken. Vanessa Kirby - who played Princess Margaret in the drama's first iteration and is nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Bafta - has been busy chatting about her critically acclaimed role... "I don't want to ignore the elephant in the room but on such an occasion I think it would be crass to discuss my fee", she said. And although Claire Foy has already collected a Golden Globe and SAG Award for capturing the essence of Queen Elizabeth II, she lost Best Drama Actress to Molly Windsor who won for the docudrama "Three Girls", which was named Best Miniseries. The program had already won three BAFTAs back at the April 22 British Academy Television Craft Awards.

There is a threshold of six installments to qualify as a drama series at these kudos; the cap is 19, after which a show is deemed to be a continuing drama.

Erdogan called Israel a terrorist state
The Palestinian protests will be continued on Tuesday, too as the culmination of the "Nakba" commemoration is near. Like Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, the Moroccan king denounced Washington's "unilateral decision".

"If you haven't seen [Love Island], it's about a group of people who are sent home from an island they love, that couldn't happen in real life". Toby Jones ("Detectorists") took Best Comedy Actor over last year's victor, "People Just Do Nothing" co-creator Asim Chaudhry, as well as Rob Brydon ("The Trip to Spain") and Samson Kayo ("Famalam"). All the winners in the acting categories were white and none of the shows with majority black or minority ethnic casts were successful.

John Motson was honored with a special award on the same day he retired from sports commentary.

Latest News