Mark Gatiss’s one-off drama on the origins of Doctor Who is in the running for a BAFTA following the announcement of nominations for this year’s awards.
An Adventure in Space and Time, screened to near universal acclaim as part of last year’s 50th anniversary celebrations, has been nominated for best single drama. It will go up against Black Mirror episode Be Right Back, Complicit and The Wipers Times when the gongs are awarded on Sunday 18th May 2014 .
Doctor Who is also up for the Radio Times Audience Award, to be decided by public vote, for the anniversary special The Day of the Doctor. Other nominees are a mix of dramas (Breaking Bad, Chris Chibnall’s Broadchurch) and documentary or reality shows (Educating Yorkshire, Gogglebox and The Great British Bake Off).
Good to see the programme being recognised in the UK’s most prestigious TV industry awards, especially when all involved worked so hard to deliver a memorable anniversary year. It would have been nice to see David Bradley in with a shout for Best Actor for his portrayal of William Hartnell, although he is up for Supporting Actor for Broadchurch.
What do you think? Would Adventure be a worthy winner? Will the programme’s birthday bash get your vote?