Comedian Harry Hill was among the big winners at this year’s Bafta TV Awards, which took place on Sunday at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

The funnyman won the Best TV Entertainment Performance for the second year in a row for his show Harry Hill’s TV Burp, beating the likes of Jonathan Ross and Ant and Dec, who had been tipped to take the prize.

The award is his third for hosting the ITV1 show.

“I never thought I’d get three Baftas for a clip show. Ridiculous,” he said in his acceptance speech.

However the show lost out to The X Factor in the best entertainment category where it had also been nominated.

Other big winners on the night included The Bill, which was named Best Continuing Drama over fellow nominees Casualty, EastEnders and Emmerdale, while Channel 4’s The IT Crowd was named Best Situation Comedy and Skins won the Audience Award.

And comedian Harry Enfield picked up his first ever TV Bafta, with his show Harry and Paul winning Best Comedy Show.

Co-star Paul Whitehouse, a four-time Bafta winner, congratulated Enfield on finally winning. “This time I made sure he was in the show,” the funnyman responded, “so I might get at least a touch of it too.”

The pair dedicated their award to comedy producer Geoffrey Perkins, who died in a car accident last year.

The award for Best Drama Series went to Wallender, which beat fellow nominees Doctor Who, Spooks and Shameless.

The series, based on the detective novels of Swedish suthor Henning Mankell, starred Kenneth Branagh who said it was “marvellous” to win.

“They took a risk in wondering whether the world would be interested in the troubled life of a melancholy Scandinavian,” he said.

However there was disappointment for veteran EastEnders star June Brown, who lost out in the Best Actress category to Anna Maxwell Martin for Channel 4’s Poppy Shakespeare.

Brown, aka Dot Branning, had been shortlisted for an episode of the soap last January in which she appeared alone, delivering a monologue to her husband Jim after he was hospitalised.

The Best Actor award went to Stephen Dillane for his role as a grieving father in the drama The Shooting Of Thomas Hurndall.

And the Bafta Fellowship was awarded to comedy double act French and Saunders, who received a standing ovation from the star-studded crowd as they went to accept their awards from Dame Helen Mirren.