The Arctic Monkeys capped an amazing 18 months by capturing two big awards at the Brits on Wednesday night.

The teenage Sheffield outfit won Best British Group and Best British Album for Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not. They made acceptance speeches via satellite dressed first as Wizard of Oz characters, then the Village People – crazy guys!

Other triumphs on the night included Amy Winehouse winning Best Female Solo Artist from favourite Lily Allen and Take That winning Best British Single for Patience.

True to form, Oasis turned the air blue when they accepted an honorary award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. Noel Gallagher quipped, cleverly: “It’s been a ****ing pleasure.”

But those expecting outrageous behaviour were disappointed. The most extreme things got was when comic host Russell Brand made topical jokes, such as: “Don’t do drugs, you might end up leader of the Tory party with a face like a little painted egg.”

A latter-day Victorian dandy he may be, but Oscar Wilde he’s most definitely not.