The Bafta Television Awards: Our Picks

by | Apr 24, 2012 | All

So its that time of year again and here are my picks for BAFTA 2012. The nominees this year are a true testament to what a massively strong year its been for British television this year. Does that sound to pretentious? My picks are in RED 

Leading Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock)

Dominic West (Appropriate Adult)

John Simm (Exile)

Joseph Gilgun (This Is England ’88)

Leading Actress

Emily Watson (Appropriate Adult

Nadine Marshall (Random)

Romola Garai (The Crimson Petal and the White)

Vicky McClure (This Is England ’88)

Supporting Actor

Andrew Scott (Sherlock)

Joseph Mawle (Birdsong)

Martin Freeman (Sherlock)

Stephen Rea (The Shadow Line)

Supporting Actress

Anna Chancellor (The Hour)

Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)

Miranda Hart (Call the Midwife)

Monica Dolan (Appropriate Adult)

Entertainment Performance

Alan Carr (Alan Carr: Chatty Man)

Dara O’Briain (Mock The Week)

Graham Norton (The Graham Norton Show)

Harry Hill (Harry Hill’s TV Burp)

Female Performance In A Comedy Programme

Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous)

Olivia Colman (Twenty Twelve)

Ruth Jones (Stella)

Tamsin Greig (Friday Night Dinner)

Male Performance In A Comedy Programme

Brendan O’Carroll (Mrs Brown’s Boys)

Darren Boyd (Spy)

Hugh Bonneville (Twenty Twelve)

Tom Hollander (Rev.)

Single Drama

Holy Flying Circus

Page Eight




Appropriate Adult

The Crimson Petal and the White

This is England ’88

Top Boy

Drama Series

The Fades


Scott and Bailey


Soap and Continuing Drama

Coronation Street


Holby City


International Programme


Forbrydelsen (The Killing)

Modern Family

The Slap

Factual Series

The Choir: Military Wives

Educating Essex

Our War

Protecting Our Children: Damned If We Do Damned If We Don’t

Specialist Factual

British Masters

Frozen Planet

Mummifying Alan: Egypt’s Last Secret

Wonders of the Universe

Single Documentary

9/11: The Day That Changed the World

The Fight of Their Lives

Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die

We Need To Talk About Dad (Cutting Edge)


DIY SOS: The Big Build

Hairy Bikers’ Meals on Wheels

The Great British Bake-Off

Timothy Spall: Somewhere at Sea

Reality And Constructed Factual

An Idiot Abroad

Don’t Tell The Bride

Made in Chelsea

The Young Apprentice

Current Affairs

Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark

Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields

‘The Truth About Adoption’ (Panorama)

Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed’ (Panorama)

News Coverage

BBC News at Ten: Siege of Homs

Channel 4 News: Japanese earthquake

ITV News at Ten: Battle of Misrata

Sky News: Libya rebel convoy – live

Sport And Live Event

Frankenstein’s Wedding: Live in Leeds

The Royal Wedding (BBC)

Rugby World Cup Final

Tour De France 2011

New Media


The Bank Job



Entertainment Programme

Celebrity Juice

Derren Brown: The Experiments

Harry Hill’s TV Burp

Michael McIntyre’s Christmas Comedy Roadshow

Comedy Programme

Charlie Brooker’s 2011 Wipe

Comic Strip: The Hunt for Tony Blair

The Cricklewood Greats

Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle

Situation Comedy

Fresh Meat

Mrs Brown’s Boys

Friday Night Dinner


A hugely strong year and a very worthy set of nominees. Do you agree with the Picks? Has someone been cruelly ignored? Get in touch and leave your comments below. 

Luke Knowles

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