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Doctor Who and Eastenders Have Triumphed at Baftas

8 May 2006

Doctor Who and Eastenders Have Triumphed at the Baftas

PRIME Television’s Doctor Who and EastEnders have triumphed at the British Academy Television Awards held in London last night.

Doctor Who, which will screen on PRIME later this year, won Best Drama Series while EastEnders won Best Continuing Drama, making it a strong night for the BBC and PRIME.

Doctor Who's Billie Piper, who plays the Time Lord's sidekick Rose Tyler, went on stage with a dalek to accept the award.

Doctor Who also took the Pioneer Audience Award, voted for by TV viewers, which Piper described as "a treat".

Speaking afterwards, Doctor Who writer Russell T Davis said: "It's lovely, it's gob-smacking, it's a programme that children watch and the family watch."

EastEnders beat off strong competition from Coronation Street, Casualty and Holby City to win the Continuing Drama award for the first time in four years.

EastEnders screens on PRIME Friday on Saturday nights at 7:30pm.


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