Bafta triumph for 'The Thick of It'

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'The Thick of It' was a treble winner at last night's Bafta awards. Rebecca Front won best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme for her role as the ineffectual MP Nicola Murray while Peter Capaldi, who played the foul-mouthed spin doctor Malcolm Tucker, took the best male award for a comedy. The political satire was named best Situation Comedy.

Kenneth Branagh was named Leading Actor as Wallander and Julie Walters, for playing the lead in Mo, was the best female lead. Simon Cowell was given a Special Award for his contribution to entertainment. Ant and Dec got their first Bafta for I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

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