BAFTA Television Awards nominations announced

An Idiot Abroad (pictured), Sri Lanka's Killing Fields, Frozen Planet and The Great British Bake Off are among the factual and documentary nominees at the British television industry's 2012 awards showcase.
April 24, 2012

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has revealed the nominees for its 2012 BAFTA Television Awards.

This year, organizers have introduced a new category for “reality and constructed factual” programs. Sky 1′s An Idiot Abroad, BBC3′s Don’t Tell The Bride, E4′s Made In Chelsea and BBC 1′s Young Apprentice will compete for the inaugural award.

Factual entertainment programs up for the YouTube Audience Award this year include Educating Essex and The Great British Bake Off.

The awards ceremony will take place on May 27. Check out the full list of factual and documentary nominees below.

Factual Series:
The Choir: Military Wives

Lucy Hillman, Stephen Finnigan, Gareth Malone, Tim Carter
Twenty Twenty Television/BBC Two

Educating Essex
David Clews, Andrew Mackenzie-Betty, Beejal-Maya Patel, Grace Reynolds
Twofour Productions/Channel 4

Our War
Colin Barr, Bruce Goodison, John Douglas, Stuart Bernard
BBC Productions/BBC Three

Protecting Our Children: Damned If We Do Damned If We Don’t
Sacha Mirzeoff, Emma Burman, Petra Graf, Anna McGill
BBC Bristol Factual/BBC Two

Specialist Factual
British Masters

James Fox, Jonty Claypole, Matt Hill, Richard Wilkinson
BBC Vision Productions/BBC Four

Frozen Planet
Vanessa Berlowitz, Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield, David Attenborough
A BBC, Discovery Channel, Antena 3 Television S.A, ZDF, Skai, Open University coproduction in association with Discovery Canada/BBC One

Mummifying Alan: Egypt’s Last Secret
Laura Jones, Justine Kershaw, Gillian Mosely, Kenny Scott
Blink Films/Channel 4

Wonders of the Universe
James van der Pool, Brian Cox, Jonathan Renouf, Michael Lachman
BBC London Factual Productions/BBC Two

Single Documentary
9/11: The Day That Changed the World
Leslie Woodhead, Kate Botting, Brian Lapping, Talya Tibbon
Brook Lapping Productions/ITV1

The Fight of Their Lives
Gabriel Clarke, John McKenna
ITV Sport/ITV1

Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die
Craig Hunter, Charlie Russell, Rosy Marshall, Gary Scott
KEO North/BBC Two

We Need To Talk About Dad (‘Cutting Edge’)
Peter Dale, Elizabeth Stopford
Rare Day Ltd/Channel 4

DIY SOS: The Big Build

Simon Knight, Hannah Corneck, Ben Rowland, Beth Brooks
BBC Productions/BBC One

Hairy Bikers’ Meals on Wheels
Nicola Moody, Tom Clarke, Paul Ratcliffe, Lisa Edwards
Optomen Television/BBC Two

The Great British Bake Off
Anna Beattie, Richard McKerrow, Simon Evans, Emma Willis
Love Productions/BBC Two

Timothy Spall: Somewhere at Sea
Paul Crompton, Philip Shotton, Matt David, Anton Short
Steadfast Television/BBC Four

Reality & Constructed Factual
An Idiot Abroad
Risk Productions/Sky One

Don’t Tell The Bride
Lisa Edwards, Harry Lansdowne, Jon Rowlands, Rebecca Bayatti
Renegade Pictures/BBC Three

Made in Chelsea
Sarah Dillistone, David Granger, Sharyn Mills, John Pereira
Monkey Kingdom Productions/E4

The Young Apprentice
Michele Kurland, Colm Martin, Darina Healy, Andy Devonshire
TalkbackTHAMES/BBC One

Current Affairs
Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark
May Ying Welsh, Jon Blair, Hassan Mahfood, Tuki Laumea
Al Jazeera/Al Jazeera English

Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields
Callum Macrae, Chris Shaw, Jon Snow
ITN/Channel 4

The Truth About Adoption (‘Panorama’)
Roger Graef, Tom Giles, Claire Johns, Todd Downing
Films of Record/BBC One

Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed (‘Panorama’)
Frank Simmonds, Paul Kenyon, Matthew Chapman, Joe Casey
BBC Productions/BBC One

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