Channel 4 enjoys success at TV Baftas amid uncertainty over its future

Channel 4 has enjoyed a successful afternoon at the Bafta TV Awards amid uncertainty over its future – winning a total of five awards. The event at the Royal Festival Hall on Southbank in London, which featured its first full audience in two years, also saw the BBC claim nine awards and ITV take home seven. Hosted by comedian Richard Ayoade, the ceremony celebrated the best of British television across multiple categories. A number of winners used their speeches to hail the value of Channel 4 and criticise Government plans to privatise the broadcaster.

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