AXED BBC Three supernatural series The Fades starring Iain deCaestecker and Joe Dempsie has won a BAFTA.

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The drama won the Drama Series awards at last night’s BAFTA Television Awards in London. The award may come as something of an embarrassment for BBC Three and its controller Zai Bennett because The Fades was cancelled after just one series due to budget cut backs at the digital station.

The axe was despite The Fades receiving decent ratings and good reviews – ATV Today’s critic Queenie Le Trout wrote several favourable reviews of the series.The Fades managed to beat BBC One‘s critically acclaimed spy drama Spooks, ITV‘s popular Scott and Bailey and E4 series Misfits.

The Fades was written by Jack Thorne and also starred Natalie Dormer, Tom Ellis, Claire Rusbrook, Lily Loveless, Daniel Kaluuya and Johnny Harris. The six-part drama aired on BBC Three last Autumn and revolved around a teenage boy named Paul (Iain deCaestecker) who has dreams about the end of the world and discovers he is an “angelic”.

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