Doctor Who at the MGEITF

The MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival has started gearing up for its ninth annual Channel of the Year awards and to get the ball rolling, they’ve announced the nominees – and Doctor Who is included.

BBC One is up for terrestrial channel of the year whilst BBC Three is in the non terrestrial category. Doctor Who itself is up against the following:

Terrestrial programme of the year

Doctor Who (BBC1)

The X Factor (ITV1)

Harry Hill’s TV Burp (ITV1)

Outnumbered (BBC1)

FlashForward (Five)

The awards ceremony takes place on Saturday28th August, hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall, with a live vote on the night – find out more at the Guardian website.


What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!

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