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In quotes: Bafta TV Awards

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Dame Eileen Atkins on winning her Bafta for best actress

Stars of the small screen came out for the annual Bafta TV Awards in London. Here is a selection of quotes from the ceremony.

Graham Norton, host: "I do love this night. It's sort of like the Oscars, but with less surgery."

Dame Eileen Atkins, accepting the best actress award: "The mistress of merriment and mayhem is Judi Dench. She really is as wonderful as you all think she is. I can't think of anything horrible to say about her at all. I wish I could."

James Corden, accepting the audience award for Gavin and Stacey: "Out of interest, how can the best comedy performance and the TV show of the year not be eligible for best sitcom? I'm not bitter, it's just a query and nothing more."

Harry Hill, accepting the best entertainment performance award: "Baffy waff! Baffy waffy wim wam, wim wam, baffy waff! Waff waff, wiffy waffy wafta! Course the person who should really be accepting this award is the producer of Freaky Eaters."

Bruce Forsyth, accepting the Academy Fellowship: "Morecambe and Wise and Charlie Chaplin were the only light entertainment people to get this award before... A few golfing trophies will go and I will put this in its place... I would not swap this for anything."

Andrew Garfield, accepting the best actor award: "Are you sure, because you can take it back. Seriously? OK, fine, I'll take it, I'll keep it, thank you."

Sita Williams, The Street executive producer, accepting the best drama series award: "The man who should be here receiving this award is the writer Jimmy McGovern. Jimmy's not here because he decided that if he was, we wouldn't win. So Jimmy, thank you very much for not being here."


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