Steven Moffat is Special

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Steven Moffat is to be honoured with a Special BAFTA Award for his “outstanding creative writing contribution to television.”

Bafta chairman Tim Corrie explained: “Steven has had an outstanding year with Doctor Who and Sherlock, not to mention the feature film The Adventures of Tintin, and we are delighted to honour his contribution to television and the arts at the Bafta ceremony on May 27.

“He is one of the finest exponents of his craft and his award, presented in honour of the late, great Dennis Potter, is very well-deserved indeed.”

Moffat said: “Blimey. A Special Award. I didn’t even know I was ill. So thrilled by this – especially after two years of Sherlock and Doctor Who, my two favourite shows ever.

“Of course the work, and the people I get to work with, has always been all the reward I need – a fact I’m very glad that Bafta has disregarded.”

Moffat will receive the award at the British Academy Television Awards, to be broadcast on BBC One at 8pm on Sunday 27 May.

Congrats Moffat!