Previous winners of the television Bafta awards
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YearFactual SeriesNews Coverage*SitcomComedy Programme/SeriesSingle Drama/PlayDrama Series (formerly Serial/Production)Drama SerialContinuing Drama/Soap(Light) Entertainment ProgrammeActorActressComedy Performance(Light) Entertainment Performance/Personality ('56-'60)
2009One Born Every MinuteITV News at Ten - HaitiThe Thick Of ItThe Armstrong and Miller ShowThe UnlovedMisfitsOccupationEastendersBritain's Got TalentKenneth Branagh, WallanderJulie Walters, MoRebecca Front / Peter Capaldi, The Thick Of It Anthony McPartlin & Declan Donnelly, I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
2008Amazon With Bruce ParryNews At Ten (ITV) - Chinese EarthquakeThe IT CrowdHarry and PaulWhite GirlWallanderCriminal JusticeThe BillX FactorStephen Dillane, The Shooting Of Thomas HurndallAnna Maxwell Martin, Poppy ShakespeareDavid Mitchell, Peep ShowStephen Fry, QI
2007The Tower: A Tale of Two CitiesSky News - Glasgow Airport AttackPeep ShowFonejackerThe Mark of CainThe StreetBRITZHolby CityHarry Hill's TV BurpAndrew Garfield, Boy AEileen Atkins, CranfordJames Corden, Gavin and StaceyHarry Hill, Harry Hill's TV Burp
2006Ross Kemp on GangsGranada Reports - Morecambe BayThat Mitchell and Webb LookHousewife 49The StreetSee No Evil: The Moors MurderersCasualtyThe X FactorJim Broadbent, LongfordVictoria Wood, Housewife 49Ricky Gervais, ExtrasJonathan Ross, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross
2005Jamie's School DinnersBBC Ten O'Clock News - 7th July BombingsThe Thick Of ItHelpThe Government InspectorDoctor WhoBleak HouseEastendersThe X FactorMark Rylance, The Government InspectorAnna Maxwell Martin, Bleak HouseChris Langham, The Thick of ItJonathan Ross, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross
2004The Power of NightmaresBBC Ten O'Clock News - Madrid BombingBlack BooksLittle BritainOmaghShamelessSex TrafficCoronation StreetI'm a celebrity … Get me out of here!Rhys Ifans, Not Only But AlwaysAnamaria Marinca, Sex TrafficMatt Lucas & David Walliams, Little BritainPaul O'Grady, The Paul O'Grady Show
2003The National TrustChannel 4 News - Fall of SaddamThe Office Christmas SpecialLittle BritainThe DealBuriedCharles II: The Power and the PassionCoronation StreetFriday Night with Jonathan RossBill Nighy, State of PlayJulie Walters, The Wife of Bath (Canterbury Tales)Ricky Gervais, The Office Christmas SpecialJonathan Ross, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross
2002The TrustSky - Soham, August 16/17The OfficeAlistair McGowan's Big ImpressionSpooksShackletonCoronation StreetI'm a Celebrity … Get me out of here!Albert Finney, The Gathering StormJulie Walters, MurderRicky Gervais, The OfficePaul Merton, Have I Got News For You
2001HorizonSky News - September 11th-12thThe OfficeThe Sketch ShowWhen I Was 12Cold FeetThe Way We Live NowEastendersPop IdolMichael Gambon, Perfect StrangersJulie Walters, My Beautiful SonRicky Gervais, The OfficeGraham Norton, So Graham Norton
2000Britain At War in ColourSorious Samura & Ron McCullagh - Out of AfricaBlack BooksDa Ali G ShowCareClocking OffLongitudeEmmerdaleSo Graham NortonMichael Gambon, LongitudeJudi Dench, Last of the Blonde BombshellsSacha Baron Cohen, Da Ali G ShowGraham Norton, So Graham Norton
1999Mayfair SetBBC - Coverage of the Kosovo ConflictThe Royle FamilyThe League of GentlemenThe Murder of Stephen LawrenceThe CopsWarriorsEastendersRobbie the Reindeer: Hooves of FireMichael Gambon, Wives & DaughtersThora Hird, Lost for WordsCaroline Aherne, The Royle FamilyGraham Norton, So Graham Norton
1998The Human BodyDispatches - Inside The Animal Liberation Front Father TedA Rather English MarriageThe CopsOur Mutual FriendEastendersWho Wants To Be A Millionaire?Tom Courtenay, A Rather English MarriageThora Hird, Waiting For the Telegram (Talking Heads)Dermot Morgan, Father TedMichael Parkinson, Parkinson
1997The Nazis - A Warning From HistoryI’m Alan PartridgeNo Child of MineJonathan CreekHolding OnThe Fast ShowSimon Russell Beale, A Dance To The Music of TimeDaniela Nardini, This LifeSteve Coogan, I’m Alan PartridgePaul Whitehouse, The Fast Show
1996The HouseBBC Newsnight - BSE Coverage

Only Fools And HorsesHillsboroughEastendersOur Friends In The NorthShooting StarsNigel Hawthorne, The Fragile HeartGina McKee, Our Friends In The NorthDavid Jason, Only Fools and Horses Christmas SpecialJohn Bird & John Fortune, Rory Bremner - Who Else?/The Long John's
1995Death of YugoslaviaC4 News - Coverage of War Crimes in Former YugoslaviaFather TedPersuasionCrackerThe Politician's WifeThe Mrs Merton ShowRobbie Coltrane, CrackerJennifer Ehle, Pride and PrejudiceMartin Clunes, Men Behaving BadlyRory Bremner, Rory Bremner - Who Else?
1994Beyond The CloudsITN for ITV - Coverage Of The Crisis In RwandaThree Fights, Two Weddings And A FuneralSkallagrigg (Screen Two)CrackerTakin' Over the AsylumDon't Forget Your ToothbrushRobbie Coltrane, CrackerJuliet Aubrey, MiddlemarchJoanna Lumley, Absolutely FabulousRory Bremner, Rory Bremner - Who Else?
1993The ArkChannel 4 NewsDrop The Dead DonkeySafe (Screenplay)Between The LinesPrime Suspect 3Rory Bremner...Who Else?Robbie Coltrane, CrackerHelen Mirren, Prime Suspect 3Richard Wilson, One Foot in the Grave/One Foot in the Algarve
1992Pandora’s BoxITN For ITV/C4 - Serbian Prison Camps Discovery Absolutely FabulousAn Ungentlemanly ActInspector MorseAnglo-Saxon AttitudesNoel's House PartyJohn Thaw, Inspector MorseHelen Mirren, Prime Suspect 2Joanna Lumley, Absolutely Fabulous
1991Naked HollywoodITN Coverage Of The Gulf WarOne Foot In The GraveA Question Of AttributionInspector MorsePrime SuspectHave I Got News For You?Robert Lindsay, GBHHelen Mirren, Prime Suspect Richard Wilson, One Foot in the Grave
1990The Trials Of LifeChannel 4 NewsThe New StatesmanNews HoundsOranges Are Not The Only FruitWhose Line Is It Anyway?Ian Richardson, House Of CardsGeraldine McEwan, Oranges Are Not The Only FruitDavid Jason, Only Fools And Horses
1989Forty Minutes (Series 1)Steve Selman - Tiananmen Square MassacreBlackadder Goes ForthThe AccountantTraffikClive James on the 80'sJohn Thaw, Inspector MorseDiana Rigg, Mother LoveRowan Atkinson, Blackadder Goes Forth
1988ArenaChannel 4 NewsOnly Fools And Horses (Christmas Special)TumbledownA Very British CoupAn Audience With Victoria WoodRay McAnally, A Very British CoupThora Hird, A Cream Cracker Under The SetteeVictoria Wood, An Audience With Victoria Wood
1987The Duty MenSpecial Edition Of Channel 4 News - Coverage Of The Zeebrugge DisasterBlackadder The ThirdLifestoryTutti FruttiVictoria Wood On TV SpecialDavid Jason, Porterhouse BlueEmma Thompson, Fortunes of War; Tutti FruttiNigel Hawthorne, Yes, Prime Minister
1986World In ActionChannel Four NewsJust Good FriendsHotel Du LacThe Life And Loves Of A She-DevilVictoria Wood As Seen On TVMichael Gambon, The Singing DetectiveAnna Massey, Hotel Du LacNigel Hawthorne, Yes, Prime Minister
1985Forty MinutesBBC 1 And 2 - Live Aid For Africa Only Fools And HorsesShadowlandsEdge Of DarknessVictoria Wood As Seen On TVBob Peck, Edge Of DarknessClaire Bloom, ShadowlandsVictoria Wood, Victoria Wood As Seen On TV
1984River JourneysNine O'Clock News - Ethiopian FamineThe Young OnesThreadsThe Jewel In The CrownAnother Audience With Dame Edna EverageTim Pigott-Smith, The Jewel In The CrownPeggy Ashcroft, The Jewel In The CrownJudi Dench, A Fine Romance
1983Forty MinutesITN Coverage Of The Lebanon CrisisHi-De-Hi!An Englishman AbroadKennedyCarrott's LibAlan Bates, An Englishman AbroadCoral Browne, An Englishman AbroadTracey Ullman, Three Of A Kind
1982PoliceBBC Coverage Of The FalklandsYes, MinisterThe Ballroom Of RomanceBoys From The BlackstuffThree Of A KindAlec Guinness, Smiley's PeopleBeryl Reid, Smiley's PeopleNigel Hawthorne, Yes, Minister
1981Ireland - A Television History (Eps. 5-13)ITN Coverage Of PolandYes, MinisterGoing GentlyBrideshead RevisitedThe Stanley Baxter SeriesAnthony Andrews, Brideshead RevisitedJudi Dench, Going Gently; A Fine Romance; The Cherry OrchardNigel Hawthorne, Yes, Minister
1980StrangewaysITN - Iranian Embassy Siege Yes, MinisterCaught On A TrainOppenheimerNot The Nine O'clock NewsDenholm Elliot, Gentle Folk; In Hiding; Blade on the Feather; The StinkerPeggy Ashcroft, Caught on a Train; Cream in my CoffeeRowan Atkinson, Not The Nine O'clock News
1979Circuit 11 MiamiLast Night Of The PromsFawlty TowersBlue Remembered HillsTestament Of YouthRipping YarnsAlec Guinness, Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyCheryl Campbell, Testament of Youth; The Duke of Wellington; Malice AforethoughtJohn Cleese, Fawlty Towers
1978The Voyage Of Charles DarwinThe Open Golf ChampionshipGoing StraightLicking HitlerEdward And Mrs. SimpsonThe Kenny Everett Video ShowEdward Fox, Edward and Mrs SimpsonFrancesca Annis, Lillie; The Comedy of ErrorsRonnie Barker, Going Straight; The Two Ronnies
1977The South African ExperienceBBC - A Day Of CelebrationRising DampSpend, Spend, SpendMarie CurieMorecambe And Wise Christmas ShowPeter Barkworth, Professional Foul; The Country PartyPenelope Keith, The Norman Conquests; Saving It For AlbieRonnie Barker, Porridge; The Two Ronnies
1976SailorBBC - 1976 F.A. Cup Final Porridge (Special)Bar-Mitzvah BoyRock FolliesThe Muppet ShowDerek Jacobi, I ClaudiusSian Phillips, How Green Was My ValleyPenelope Keith, The Good Life
1975Disappearing WorldFawlty TowersThe EvacueesEdward The SeventhThe Two RonniesJohn Hurt, The Naked Civil Servant; Nijinsky - God of DanceAnnette Crosbie, Edward The SeventhRonnie Barker, Porridge
1974HorizonPorridgeAnthony And CleopatraSouth RidingThe Stanley Baxter Moving Picture ShowPeter Barkworth, Crown MatrimonialLee Remick, JennieStanley Baxter, The Stanley Baxter Moving Picture Show
1973World In ActionWhatever Happened To The Likely Lads?Kisses At FiftyUpstairs, DownstairsThe Stanley Baxter Big PictureFrank Finlay, The Adventures of Don Quixote; Candide; The Death of Adolf HitlerCelia Johnson, Mrs. Palfrey At The ClaremontEric Morecambe & Ernie Wise, The Morecambe and Wise Show

1972HorizonMy Wife Next DoorStocker's CopperCountry MattersMonty Python's Flying CircusAnthony Hopkins, War and PeaceBillie Whitelaw, The Sextet (8 plays)Eric Morecambe & Ernie Wise, The Morecambe and Wise Show

1971World In ActionTo All Members Of The News Teams Of Independent Television And The BBC Cameramen, Soundmen And Reporters - For Their Courageous Coverage Of Events In Northern Ireland (General Award)
Edna, The Inebriate WomanUpstairs, DownstairsThe Benny Hill ShowJohn Le Mesurier, TraitorPatricia Hayes, Edna, The Inebriate WomanRonnie Corbett & Ronnie Barker, The Two Ronnies

1970The Tribe That Hides From ManThe LieDad's ArmyKeith Mitchell, The Six Wives of Henry VIII; An Ideal HusbandAnnette Crosbie, Catherine of Aragon (The Six Wives of Henry VIII)Eric Morecambe & Ernie Wise, The Morecambe and Wise Show
1969News at TenNews at TenPlease Sir! The Letter; Nora; You've Made Your Bed Now Lie On ItW. Somerset Maugham SeriesJust Pet (Musical)Edward Woodward, Callan; A Dream Divided (Omnibus); A Bit of a HolidayUnknown, The First ChurchillsEric Morecambe & Ernie Wise, The Morecambe and Wise Show
1968This WeekParachuteMarty & Till Death Us Do PartRoy Dotrice, Brief LivesWendy Craig, Not in Front of the ChildrenMarty Feldman, Marty
1967**Desmond Wilcox & Bill Morton
Alan Chivers & Christopher Brasher
Michael MillsKenneth Loach James Gilbert; Alan BennettEric PorterJudi Dench
1966The Production Team of '24 Hours'BBC World Cup GrandstandDick ClementsKenneth LoachPeter Graham ScottNed Sherrin; John BirdWarren MitchellVanessa Redgrave
1965Jeremy Isaacs and The Production Team of 'This Week'Peter MorleyMichael MillsCyril Coke & Peter Hammond
Philip Mackie; Silvio Narizzano
Joe McGrath; Peter Cook & Dudley Moore
Alan BadelGwen Watford
1964World In Action' TeamDennis MongerJoe McGrathPhilip SavilleRex FirkinFrancis Essex; Millicent MartinPatrick WymarkKatherine Blake
1963Peter Moprley & Cyril Bennett; Bernard Braden
Anthony CraxtonJohn JacobsPhilip MackieColin Clews; Morecambe and WiseAlan BadelVivien Merchant
1962Richard CawstonDavid Rose: Charles JarrottDuncan Wood; Michael BentineHarry H. CorbettBrenda Bruce
1961Tim HewatBill AllenbyAndrew OsbornGeorge Inns; Eric SykesRupert DaviesRuth Dunning
1960Michael RedingtonSportsview' UnitPeter DewsJames Gilbert; Stanley BaxterLee MontagueBillie WhitelawEamonn Andrews
1959Denis MitchellWilliam KotcheffBill Ward; Tony HancockPatrick McGoohanCatherine LaceyJohn Freeman MBE
1958The Production Team Of 'Tonight'Silvio NarizzanoJoan Kemp-Welch; Donald PleasanceAlan MelvilleGwen WatfordCliff Michelmore
1957Donald Baverstock And The Production Team Of 'Tonight'Rudolph CartierBrian TeslerMichael Hordern[Tony Hancock]Robin Day
1956Michael GoughRosalie CrutchleyChristopher Chataway
1955Peter CushingVirginia McKennaGlyn Daniel
1954Paul RogersGoogie WithersSir Mortimer Wheeler
* Awarded for Outside Broadcast/Current Affairs/Actuality Coverage in previous years
** Bafta database only names recipients, not programmes, prior to 1968
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