British Academy Television Awards 2008

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2008 British Academy Television Awards
Date 20 April 2008
Site London Palladium
Highlights
Best Comedy Fonejacker
Best Drama The Street
Best Actor Andrew Garfield
Boy A
Best Actress Eileen Atkins
Cranford
Best Comedy Performance
Television coverage
Channel BBC One
Ratings 5.67 million

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.

Nominations[edit]

  • 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)

References[edit]

  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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