Poldark has won the BAFTA Radio Times Audience Award 2016!
The House of Fraser British Television Awards ceremony was held on Sunday and Poldark beat off the competition from The Great British Bake Off, Making a Murderer, Doctor Foster, Peter Kay's Car Share and Humans to win the only BAFTA voted for by the public: The Radio Times Audience Award.
Cast members Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Heida Reed, Ruby Bentall, Luke Norris and Kyle Soller went on stage to collect the award along with writer Debbie Horsfield and executive producers Karen Thrussell and Damien Timmer. It was presented by Martin Freeman, Aidan's co-star in The Hobbit.
Aidan began his acceptance speech by thanking the fans saying, '...you're incredibly supportive and loyal and we wouldn't be anywhere without you,' which was terrific to hear for all of us who voted and got all our family and friends to vote too!
Fittingly for an evening celebrating the best of British television, there were calls throughout the ceremony to defend the independence of the BBC, in this week in which the government publishes its white paper on the BBC's future. Asked about it in an interview Damien Timmer commented, 'The BBC is our creative oxygen in this country...and we love it to death.'
Many congratulations to all the cast and crew involved in making Poldark: we're so proud of what you've achieved.
Here's more from the evening:
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.@PoldarkTV's Eleanor Tomlinson strikes her best #Slowglam pose on the red carpet #BAFTAStyle pic.twitter.com/kMbjeYEKPw— House of Fraser (@houseoffraser) 8 May 2016