Radio Times Drama Champion Round 1

64 of TV's finest drama stars go head-to-head in the battle to find our 2017 Champion

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From lavish period settings to thrilling modern cityscapes and dystopian futuristic worlds, TV dramas take us to weird, wild and wonderful places, where we live, laugh and love with the stars of the shows.

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But which drama star is our favourite? That’s the question we’re hoping to answer in this year’s Drama Champion tournament.

64 of the brightest and best from the world of TV drama will go head-to-head in the quest to find just 1 Champion. In Round 1 they’ve been split into 4 groups – A, B, C and D – of 16 contestants. Fans have 24 hours to find their favourite stars and cast as many votes for them as possible, as only the Top 8 stars from each group – 8 from Group A, 8 from Group B, 8 from Group C and 8 from Group D – will qualify for the knock-out stages.

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Poldark’s Aidan Turner has held the title for two years running – can he manage a third? Or is there a new Drama Champion waiting to be crowned?