Se­rial killer story’s Baf­tas nod

A Fred West minis­eries has gar­nered four nom­i­na­tions in show­biz’s bat­tle of Bri­tain

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ATELEVISION drama about se­rial killer Fred West heads the short list for the TV Baf­tas with nom­i­na­tions for four awards.

Ap­pro­pri­ate Adult’s haul of nods in­cludes best ac­tor for Do­minic West, who played the mur­derer, and best ac­tress for Emily Wat­son, as well as best sup­port­ing ac­tress and best minis­eries.

Sher­lock and the gritty This Is Eng­land ’88 have three nom­i­na­tions apiece for the Bri­tish Academy Tele­vi­sion Awards at the Royal Fes­ti­val Hall on May 27.

Sher­lock’s nom­i­na­tions throw up a bat­tle against good and evil with both Dr Wat­son (Martin Free­man) and Mo­ri­arty (An­drew Scott) bat­tling for best sup­port­ing ac­tor.

Si­mon Cow­ell’s hugely pop­u­lar shows Bri­tain’s Got Tal­ent and The X Fac­tor have failed to make it on to the short list for best en­ter­tain­ment pro­gram. In­stead, it will be fought out be­tween Harry Hill’s TV Burp, Der­ren Brown: The Ex­per­i­ments, Michael Mcin­tyre’s Christ­mas Com­edy Road­show and Celebrity Juice, star­ring Keith Lemon.

Along­side West, the best ac­tor nom­i­nees are Sher­lock’s Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch, John Simm ( Ex­ile) and Joseph Gil­gun ( This Is Eng­land ’88).

Last year’s best ac­tress, Vicky Mcclure, is nom­i­nated once more for her con­tin­u­ing por­trayal of Lol in the This Is Eng­land dra­mas. She faces Ro­mola Garai for The Crim­son Petal And The White, Na­dine Mar­shall for Ran­dom and Wat­son for Ap­pro­pri­ate Adult.

Screen veteran Dame Mag­gie Smith – who has al­ready picked up five Baf­tas over her ca­reer – is up for best sup­port­ing ac­tress ti­tle for Down­ton Abbey, along­side Anna Chan­cel­lor ( The Hour), Mon­ica Dolan ( Ap­pro­pri­ate Adult) and Mi­randa Hart ( Call The Mid­wife).

Dame Mag­gie Smith vies for best sup­port­ing ac­tress for

crit­i­cally ac­claimed drama The Slap con­tin­ues to gather ac­co­lades with a nom­i­na­tion at Bri­tish tele­vi­sion’s Baf­tas. The eight-part drama se­ries com­petes with Dan­ish pro­grams, The Killing and Bor­gen, and US se­ries Mod­ern Fam­ily in the in­ter­na­tional cat­e­gory. The adap­ta­tion of Chris­tos Tsi­olkas’s best­selling novel tells the story of a man who slaps some­one else’s child at a bar­be­cue. The Slap cast in­cludes So­phie Okonedo (pic­tured), Jonathan Lapaglia, Melissa Ge­orge, Alex Dim­i­tri­ades and Essie Davis.

The other sup­port­ing ac­tor nom­i­nees com­pet­ing with Scott and last year’s win­ner Free­man are Stephen Rea for his sin­is­ter role in The Shad­ow­line and Joseph Mawle for Bird­song.

Host Dara O’bri­ain is up for best com­edy per­for­mance against Gra­ham Nor­ton, Alan Carr and a past two-time win­ner for the cat­e­gory, Harry Hill.

Vy­ing for top sit­com are Rev, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Fri­day Night Din­ner and Fresh Meat, while the top com­edy pro­gram prize sees Char­lie Brooker’s 2011 Wipe, Comic Strip: The Hunt for Tony Blair, The Crick­le­wood Greats and Ste­wart Lee’s Com­edy Ve­hi­cle bat­tle it out. Aim­ing to take the prize for best drama se­ries are Misfits, Spooks, The Fades and Scott And Bai­ley.

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