"Homeland" to "Strictly": "Something for everyone" as Bafta unveils TV audience award nominations

They are the shows that have had us hooked over the last 12 months. From Homeland to The Great British Bake Off, some of our favourite programmes are going head-to-head to be crowned the country”s most popular show — as chosen by the great British public.

The British Academy of Film and Television have announced the nominations for the sought-after Radio Times Audience award — the only award voted for by the public — ahead of the Bafta TV Awards ceremony on Sunday 12 May.

The nominees have been confirmed as: Call the Midwife, Games of Thrones, Strictly Come Dancing, Homeland, The Great British Bake Off and the Olympic Opening Ceremony.

Each have been rewarded for capturing the public”s imagination and getting the nation talking in the past year. The eclectic shortlist, which features a variety of genres from drama to live events, was collated by a leading panel of media and entertainment journalists — including ! Online“s very own editor Dawn Emery.

Viewers can vote for the favourite shows from Tuesday 2 April until midnight on Thursday 9 May at www.radiotimes.com/bafta.


“It”s a shortlist which perfectly captures a simply sensational television year — from Danny Boyle“s Olympic opening night extravaganza to a vintage Striclty and a monster hit like Call the Midwife, there”s something for everyone,” said Ben Preston, editor of the Radio Times.

“This is a shortlist to savor and squabble over — and now it”s up to the viewers to decide the winner.”