British Academy Television Awards 2017

British Academy Television Awards 2017

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Review

Who sits on the TV throne? The industry crowns winners from the last year of programmes, and both Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy are nominated for royal roles (as Richard III in The Hollow Crown and Elizabeth II in The Crown). Interestingly, The Crown is up for three other awards, including best drama, a sign of exactly the kind of mainstream breakthrough Netflix was angling for.

Elsewhere there is a new category of “must-see moment”, with nods to Ed Balls murdering Gangnam Style on Strictly Come Dancing and the iguana-hungry snakes on Planet Earth II – plus, in another royal touch, Danny Dyer realising he was related to a king in Who Do You Think You Are?. Court jester for this merry masque? No, not Graham Norton for once - step forward Sue Perkins.

Summary

Sue Perkins hosts the awards ceremony from London's Royal Festival Hall. The Crown, Planet Earth II, The Last Leg, People Just Do Nothing, The Real Marigold Hotel and Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway are among the shows in the running, while stars nominated for awards include Benedict Cumberbatch, Olivia Colman, Clare Foy, Adeel Akhtar, Steve Coogan, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Sarah Lancashire and Tom Hollander.

Cast & Crew

Host Sue Perkins
Executive Producer Katherine Allen
Producer Genevieve Dolittle