Waterloo Road Beats Doctor Who

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For the first time in six years, Doctor Who left the National Television Awards empty handed.

Doctor Who was nominated in two categories, Best Drama and Best Drama Performance, and failed to pick up either.

The first surprise of the night came when Best Drama went to Waterloo Road. Even the cast looked shocked when they were announced as the victors. Certainly, it would be interesting to see exactly by how much it won, but sadly we’ll never know.

Best Drama Performance was awarded to David Jason who fought off competition from Matt Smith, Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Philip Glenister (Ashes to Ashes).

All in all, not a great night for Doctor Who fans, but, at least we can slightly console ourselves with the excellent specially filmed intro. And there’s always next year!