British Academy Television Awards 2008

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2008 British Academy Television Awards
Date 20 April 2008
Site London Palladium
Best Actor Andrew Garfield
(Boy A)
Best Actress Eileen Atkins
Comedy Performance James Corden
(Gavin & Stacey)
Best Comedy Fonejacker
Best Drama The Street
Television/Radio coverage
Network BBC One
Viewership 5.67 million
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The 2008 British Academy Television Awards were held on 20 April at the London Palladium Theatre in London.[1] The ceremony was broadcast live on BBC One in the United Kingdom. The nominations were announced on 18 March 2008.[2][3][4][5] Drama Cranford received the most nominations with four,[1] making Judi Dench the most nominated actress in BAFTA history for her work on TV and film combined.[4] Long-running soap opera Coronation Street failed to earn a nomination,[1] for the first time in ten years.[4] Bruce Forsyth received the Academy Fellowship Award.[6]

Winners in bold.


  • Best single documentary
    • Beautiful Young Minds (BBC Two)
    • Lie of the Land (Channel 4)
    • Malcolm and Barbara: Love's Farewell (ITV)
    • Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives (BBC Four)
  • Best special factual
    • Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain (BBC Two)
    • Earth: The Power of the Planet (BBC Two)
    • The Genius of Photography (BBC Four)
    • The Relief of Belsen (Channel 4)
  • Best current affairs
    • China's Stolen Children — A Dispatches Special (Channel 4)
    • DispatchesFighting The Taliban (Channel 4)
    • Honour Kills (BBC Three)
    • Panorama: Dog Fighting Undercover (BBC One)


  1. ^ a b c "Cranford leads Bafta nominations". BBC News. 2008-03-18. Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  2. ^ "TV Nominations in 2008". BAFTA. 2008-03-18. Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  3. ^ "Bafta TV Awards 2008: The nominations". BBC News. 2008-03-18. Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  4. ^ a b c Jen Blackburn (2008-03-18). "TV Bafta noms snub Corrie". The Sun. Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  5. ^ Alex Fletcher (2008-03-18). "BAFTA TV awards 2008 - The Nominees". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  6. ^ "Forsyth to get top Bafta honour". BBC News. 2008-04-18. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 

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