Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and EastEnders were also among the nominees.
After being forced off the air due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Casualty returned to screens in January with an acclaimed instalment, which dramatised the struggles of the ED as coronavirus spread.
The medical drama’s doctors and nurses worked long hours, and found themselves overwhelmed, as they fought to keep on top of the workload amid the pandemic.
Mainstay Noel, however, lost his fight for life.
Casualty hasn’t stopped since its superb return, with characters such as Fenisha, Jan, Iain and Faith all taking centre stage.
Connie Beauchamp, however, made a shocking exit several months ago, although actress Amanda Mealing has suggested that she will return.
Full list of the Bafta TV Awards 2021 winners:
Leading actress: Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You
Leading actor: Paul Mescal, Normal People
Comedy entertainment programme: The Big Narstie Show
Current affairs: America’s War On Abortion
Daytime: The Great House Giveaway
Drama Series: Save Me Too
Entertainment performance: Romesh Ranganathan, The Ranganation
Entertainment programme: Life & Rhymes
Factual series: Once Upon A Time in Iraq
Features: Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace
Female performance in a comedy programme: Aimee Lou Wood, Sex Education
International: Welcome To Chechnya: The Gay Purge
Live event: Springwatch 2020
Male performance in a comedy programme: Charlie Cooper, This Country
Mini-series: I May Destroy You
News coverage: Sky News Inside Idlib
Reality and constructed factual: The School That Tried To End Racism
Scripted comedy: Inside No. 9
Short form programme: They Saw The Sun First
Single documentary: Locked In: Breaking The Silence
Single drama: Sitting In Limbo
Soap and continuing drama: Casualty
Specialist factual: The Surgeon’s Cut
Sport: England v West Indies Test Cricket
Supporting actor: Malachi Kirby, Small Axe
Supporting actress: Rakie Ayola, Anthony
Virgin Media’s must-see moment: Britain’s Got Talent – Diversity perform a routine inspired by the events of 2020
Last year was certainly a difficult one for the soaps, as they were forced to adapt and devise new filming methods in order to continue production amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Casualty, like EastEnders and Hollyoaks, was forced to go off air for extended periods.
However, they all returned to screens soon enough – with Covid secure measures implemented on set, and strict social distancing rules in place.
Corrie and Emmerdale, meanwhile, rationed out their pre-lockdown episodes, and were able to resume production before said episodes ran out.
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