Theatre, Film and TV

Bafta Nominations Announced

Apr 23, 2012

The BAFTA Television nominations have been announced with Holy Flying Circus, The Cricklewood Greats, Fresh Meat, An Idiot AbroadThe Crimson Petal and The White, Sherlock, Shameless and Spooks all receiving nominations

Holy Flying Circus, created and written by Tony Roche, has been nominated in the Single Drama category. The Pythonesque retelling of the controversy surrounding the release of The Life of Brian was critically acclaimed when it aired in autumn 2011. Tony Roche also co-wrote The Cricklewood Greats, which has been nominated in the Comedy Programme category.

Fresh Meat, written by Tony Roche, Rose Heiney, Keith Akushie and Jon Brown and directed by Annie Griffin, has been nominated for Situation Comedy. A second series of the comedy following students at university is currently in development.

Fresh Meat will also go up against Sherlock, directed by Paul McGuigan for the YouTube Audience Award.

Shameless, directed and produced by Lawrence Till has been nominated in the Soap & Continuing Drama category.

An Idiot Abroad, executive-produced and part directed by Krish Majumdar has been nominated in the Reality and Constructed Factual category.

The Crimson Petal and The White, produced by Steve Lightfoot, has been nominated for Best Mini-Series, with Romola Garai also picking up a nomination for Leading Actress.

Spooks, created by David Wolstencroft, has received a nomination for Best Drama Series. The final series of the award-winning spy drama showed in the autumn of 2011.

Twenty Twelve, created, written and directed by John Morton picked up nominations for Hugh Bonneville in Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme and for Olivia Colman for Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme. A second series has just aired on BBC2.