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2022 Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards: all the winners!

2022 Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards: all the winners!

We rolled out the red carpet for the fanciest night in British TV. Find out who won what at the 2022 Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards – plus interviews with all the winners

By Simon Ward, Content Editor

What. A. Night. Bringing you closer to the shows, series and stars you love is what we do best, and this year’s Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards was a true testament to that with an incredible Sunday night that celebrated every TV fan among us, and the diversity that makes Great British TV so special.


This year’s ceremony at Royal Festival Hall – the first at the iconic London venue since 2019 – brought TV’s biggest talent under one roof for a night of drama, incredible speeches and heart-warming moments. Not only that, as official sponsors, we rolled out the red carpet and invited our customers to join us with lucky winners getting the full VIP treatment.


They were there because they voted for Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment of 2021, the only award at the Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards to be voted for by the public. After thousands of votes were counted, the nation chose Strictly Come Dancing – Rose and Giovanni’s silent dance to Symphony as their Must-See Moment.


Other big winners on the night included Sean Bean who bagged Leading Actor for Time and Matthew MacFayden took home Supporting Actor for Succession. Big Zuu, meanwhile, picked up two BAFTAs for Big Zuu’s Big Eats, while Jodie Commer won Leading Actress and Cathy Tyson won Supporting Actress for Help.


Take a look at the highlights from the Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards below, and then read on to find out more about the fanciest night in British TV.

If you didn’t catch the ceremony, you can watch the whole thing in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer right now!


Read on to find out all the 2022 Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards winners and watch our exclusive backstage interviews with Vick Hope

Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment

An Audience With Adele
– Adele is surprised by the teacher who changed her life

I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! – Ant and Dec dig at Downing Street’s lockdown parties

It’s a Sin – Colin’s devastating Aids diagnosis

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK – Bimini’s verse ‘UK Hun?’

Squid Game – red light, green light game

Strictly Come Dancing – Rose and Giovanni’s silent dance to Symphony


Leading Actress

Denise Gough – Too Close

Emily Watson – Too Close

Jodie Comer – Help

Kate Winslet – Mare of Easttown

Lydia West – It’s a Sin

Niamh Algar – Deceit


Leading Actor

David Thewlis – Landscapers

Hugh Quarshie – Stephen

Olly Alexander – It’s a Sin

Samuel Adewunmi – You Don’t Know Me

Sean Bean – Time

Stephen Graham – Help


Supporting Actress

Cathy Tyson – Help

Céline Buckens – Showtrial

Emily Mortimer – The Pursuit of Love

Jessica Plummer – The Girl Before

Leah Harvey – Foundation

Tahirah Sharif – The Tower


Supporting Actor

Callum Scott Howells – It’s a Sin

David Carlyle – It’s a Sin

Matthew Macfadyen – Succession 

Nonso Anozie – Sweet Tooth

Omari Douglas – It’s a Sin 

Stephen Graham – Time


Female Performance In A Comedy Programme

Aimee Lou Wood – Sex Education

Aisling Bea – This Way Up

Anjana Vasan – We Are Lady Parts

Natasia Demetriou – Stath Lets Flats

Rose Matafeo – Starstruck

Sophie Willan – Alma’s Not Normal


Male Performance In A Comedy Programme

Jamie Demetriou – Stath Lets Flats

Joe Gilgun – Brassic

Ncuti Gatwa – Sex Education

Samson Kayo – Bloods

Steve Coogan – This Time with Alan Partridge

Tim Renkow – Jerk


Entertainment Performance

Alison Hammond – I Can See Your Voice

Big Zuu – Big Zuu’s Big Eats 

Graham Norton – The Graham Norton Show

Joe Lycett – Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back

Michael McIntyre – Michael McIntyre’s the Wheel

Sean Lock – 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown


Drama Series

In My Skin

Manhunt: The Night Stalker




Scripted Comedy

Alma’s Not Normal


Stath Lets Flats

We Are Lady Parts



It’s a Sin





Single Drama

Death of England: Face to Face


I Am Victoria



Soap & Continuing Drama



Coronation Street


Holby City



Call My Agent!


Mare of Easttown

Squid Game


The Underground Railroad


Entertainment Programme

An Audience With Adele

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Life & Rhymes

Strictly Come Dancing


Comedy Entertainment Programme

The Graham Norton Show

The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan

Race Around Britain

The Ranganation


Reality & Constructed Factual


Married at First Sight UK

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

The Dog House



The Chase


Richard Osman’s House Of Games 

Steph’s Packed Lunch


Single Documentary

9/11: Inside the President’s War Room

Grenfell: The Untold Story

My Childhood, My Country – 20 Years in Afghanistan

Nail Bomber: Manhunt



Big Zuu’s Big Eats

Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

Sort Your Life Out

The Great British Sewing Bee


Factual Series

The Detectives: Fighting Organised Crime

9/11: One Day in America

Undercover Police: Hunting Paedophiles




The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

ITV Racing: The Grand National

Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Uefa Euro 2020 Semi-final: England v Denmark


Live Event

The Brit Awards 2021

The Earthshot Prize 2021

The Royal Legion Festival of Remembrance

Springwatch 2021


Specialist Factual

Black Power: A British Story of Resistance

Freddie Mercury: The Final Act

The Missing Children

Silenced: The Hidden Story of Disabled Britain


Current Affairs

Fearless: The Women Fighting Putin

Four Hours at the Capitol

The Men Who Sell Football

Trump Takes on the World


News Coverage

Channel 4 News: Black to Front

Good Morning Britain: Shamima Begum

ITV News at Ten: Storming of the Capitol 

Sky News: Afghanistan: Endgame


Short Form Programme

Hollyoaks Saved My Life

Our Land

People You May Know

Please Help


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