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Bafta TV awards: In quotes
Ken Loach
Director Ken Loach was awarded the Academy Fellowship
Who said what at the 2006 British Academy Television Awards.

"BBC Four will be wetting their digital trousers." The Thick Of It creator Armando Iannucci on winning the best sitcom award.

"I never expected to win. I've just felt very sweaty for the last hour." Bleak House's Anna Maxwell Martin who beat co-star Gillian Anderson to the best actress gong.

"I'm not surprised Ruth has gone but I'm a bit upset because I had just set up my latest meeting with her." TV chef Jamie Oliver on his frustration to be dealing with the third education secretary since he began his school dinners crusade.

"Please can we have some more white wine on table 23?" Artist Tracey Emin who presented the gong for best factual series.

"I'm surprised, but not as surprised as Noel who has had the most surprising comeback since the BNP." Jonathan Ross on beating Noel Edmonds to the entertainment performance award.

"Whatever happens I'm so thrilled. I've had a great six months." Deal Or No Deal host Noel Edmonds, speaking on the red carpet before the ceremony.

"[It's] so sad that our cinemas were dominated by film from one country that sometimes has a warped view of the world." Director Ken Loach, who received the Academy Fellowship, urged the British Academy to reclaim British film.

"We were told that bringing it back would be impossible, that we would never capture this generation of children. But we did it." Russell T Davies, creator of the new series of Doctor Who, said viewers still wanted family entertainment.

"I bring my own beer and everyone else can have the champagne." Royle family star Ricky Tomlinson on why he loves the Baftas.

"I honestly thought that we were so far from the stage that they would have to helicopter us in... with Noel Edmond's helicopter." Help co-star Paul Whitehouse on his surprise at the show winning best comedy programme.

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