Appropriate Adult leads BAFTA TV nominations

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 April 2012
Appropriate Adult's Dominic West

Appropriate Adult's Dominic West

'Appropriate Adult' leads the nominations for this year's Arquiva BAFTA Television Awards with four nods

'Appropriate Adult' leads the nominations for this year's Arquiva BAFTA Television Awards.

The two-part ITV1 dramatisation of the investigation into serial killer Fred West has received four nods with Dominic West and Emily Watson up for Leading Actor and Actress for their respective portrayals of West and Janet Leach, the woman who accompanied him through his police questioning.

Monica Dolan has also been nominated for Supporting Actress against 'Downton Abbey's Dame Maggie Smith, 'Call the Midwife' actress Miranda Hart and 'The Hour's Anna Chancellor while the programme will compete with 'The Crimson Petal and the White', 'This is England '88' and 'Top Boy' in the mini-series category.

BBC One's 'Sherlock' has received three acting nods for Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role with Martin Freeman and Andrew Scott both nominated in the Supporting Actor category for their roles as Watson and Moriarty alongside 'Birdsong's Joseph Mawle and Stephen Rea for 'The Shadow Line' .

John Simm from 'Exile', and 'This is England '88's Joseph Gilgun will compete with Dominic and Benedict in the Leading Actor race while 'The Crimson Petal and the White's Romola Garai, 'Random's Nadine Marshall and Vicky McClure from 'This Is England '88' join Watson in the Leading Actress category.

The Arqiva BAFTA Television Awards 2012 take place at the Royal Festival Hall at London's South Bank centre on Sunday, May 27.

2012 Arquiva BAFTA Television Awards Nominations

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'


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