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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Television Awards have been awarded annually since 1955 for the best in television.
The inaugural awards took place in 1955 at the Savoy Hotel in London. Information on subsequent years is patchy, however from 1968 until 1997 the BAFTA Film and Television awards were presented in one joint ceremony known simply as the BAFTA Awards, and in 1977-1979 the awards were held at the Wembley Conference Centre (now demolished). For some years in the 1980s (certainly 1985 & 1989) the awards were held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair before moving to Scotland for 1990 where they were held at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow. In 1995 the awards came from the London Palladium, and in 1997 the final joint Film & Television Awards took place in the Royal Albert Hall.
The BAFTA Television Awards then moved to the Prince of Wales Theatre for 1998, and then spent three years at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair. In 2003 the awards moved to the Dorchester Hotel, then back to the Grosvenor House Hotel for 2004 and 2006.
The London Palladium was used in 2007 and 2008, before moving to the Royal Festival Hall for 2009, then back to the Palladium for 2010. In 2011 the awards moved back to Grosvenor House Hotel, then back to the Royal Festival Hall for two years. The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane was used in 2014 and 2015, and since 2016 the awards have been held at the Royal Festival Hall, aside from 2020-21 which were presented without audiences from the BBC Television Centre in London.
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