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Nominees for the Royal Television Society Programme Awards

The nominees for the Royal Television Society Programme Awards have been announced today. While ITV has just nine nominations, the BBC and Channel 4 are leading the way with 64 nominations between them — 39 for the BBC network and 25 for Channel 4 and its digital channels. I'm rooting for Skins in the Drama Series category, Strictly Come Dancing in the Entertainment category, and Gordon Ramsay's F Word in the Features and Lifestyle Series category. It would be great to see Stephen Fry win the Entertainment Performance category for QI, but he's up against stiff competition in the shape of Ant and Dec, one of ITV's few nominations.

The winners will be announced on Wednesday 19 March in a ceremony hosted by Eamonn Holmes at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Who do you want to win?

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Nominees for the Royal Television Society Programme Awards

Best Actress
Sally Hawkins - Persuasion (ITV)
Janet McTeer - Five Days (BBC One)
Penelope Wilton - Five Days (BBC One)

Best Actor
Andrew Garfield - Boy A (Channel 4)
Matthew Macfadyen - Secret Life (Channel 4)
David Tennant - Recovery/Doctor Who (BBC One)

Arts
Genius Of Photography (BBC Four)
How We Built Britain (BBC One)
This Is Civilisation (Channel 4)

Children's Drama
Desperados (CBBC)
My Life As A Popat - Evil Granny (CITV)
Sarah Jane Adventures (CBBC)

Children's Programme
Pocoyo (CITV)
Serious Andes (BBC One)
Shaun The Sheep (BBC One)

Comedy Performance
Peter Capaldi - The Thick Of It (BBC Four)
Jack Dee - Lead Balloon (BBC Two)
David Mitchell and Robert Webb - Peep Show (Channel 4)

Daytime Programme
Come Dine With Me (Channel 4)
Loose Women (ITV)
Wanted Down Under (BBC One)

Digital Channel Programme Award
Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe (BBC Four)
Fonejacker (E4)
The Trial Of Tony Blair (More4)

Drama Serial
Britz (Channel 4)
Five Days (BBC One)
Torn (ITV)

Drama Series
Doctor Who (BBC One)
Skins (E4)
The Street (BBC One)

Entertainment
QI (BBC Two)
Strictly Come Dancing (BBC One)
The Armstrong and Miller Show (BBC One)

Entertainment Performance
Stephen Fry - QI (BBC Two)
Harry Hill - Harry Hill's TV Burp (ITV)
Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly - I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here/Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV)

Features and Lifestyle Series
Gordon Ramsay's F Word (Channel 4)
How To Look Good Naked (Channel 4)
Top Gear (BBC Two)

Formatted Documentary
Secret Millionaire (Channel 4)
Filthy Rich And Homeless (BBC Three)
Meet The Natives (Channel 4)

History
A Very British Sex Scandal (Channel 4)
Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain (BBC Two)
The Relief Of Belsen (Channel 4)

International Award
Flight Of The Conchords (Acquired from HBO for BBC Four)
Heroes (Acquired from NBC Universal for Sci Fi)
Ugly Betty (Acquired from ABC Studios for Channel 4)

Nations and Regions Programme
Boys Behind Bars (BBC Scotland)
Bullseye Belles (BBC Northern Ireland)
Routemaster: Goodbye London, Hello World (ITV London)

Observational Documentary
Beautiful Young Minds (BBC Two)
Panorama: Taking On The Taliban - The Soldiers' Story (BBC One)
You're Not Splitting Up My Family (Channel 4)

Presenter
Andrew Marr - Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain (BBC Two)
Kevin McCloud - Grand Designs (Channel 4)
Stephen Nolan - Nolan Live (BBC Northern Ireland)

Science and Natural History
Horizon: Everest - Doctors in the Death Zone (BBC Two)
Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives (BBC Four)
The Human Footprint (Channel 4)

Single Drama
Boy A (Channel 4)
Mark of Cain (Channel 4)
Stuart: A Life Backwards (BBC Two)

Situation Comedy and Comedy Drama
Peep Show (Channel 4)
The Mighty Boosh (BBC Three)
The Thick Of It (BBC Four)

Soap and Continuing Drama
Coronation Street (ITV)
Holby City (BBC One)
The Bill (ITV)

Writer - Comedy
Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong - Peep Show (Channel 4)
Armando Iannucci, Simon Blackwell, Jesse Armstrong, Tony Roche and Ian Martin - The Thick Of It (BBC Four)
Graham Linehan - The IT Crowd (Channel 4)

Writer - Drama
Gwyneth Hughes - Five Days (BBC One)
Mark O'Rowe - Boy A (Channel 4)
Heidi Thomas - Cranford (BBC One)

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