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Published on April 7th, 2014 | by Jonathan Appleton

An Adventure in Space and Time Nominated for BAFTA

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?


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has watched Doctor Who since those great big spiders did for Jon Pertwee, and it's way too late to stop now. When he's not at his job working for a charity he spends his time following Hull City's fortunes, listening to Bruce Springsteen and wondering why it took thirty years too long for Doctor Who action figures to come along. Currently listening to: The Fifth Doctor Box Set. By, it were a crowded old TARDIS in them days...

3 Responses to An Adventure in Space and Time Nominated for BAFTA

  1. avatar simon magellan says:

    It would have been nice if Bradley was nominated – but then again, they also ignored Gillian Anderson for “The Fall”, so who knows how they decide these things! It would also have been nice if DW was nominated in the normal categories, rather than having to rely on a public vote.

    Question – will the BAFTA give the show a special achievement award? They gave one to Corrie when it hit a smiilar milestone, so they should really. But given they have managed to largely ignore the show for 50 years, probably won’t!

  2. avatar Hoosier Whovian says:

    It was a supreme effort all around. I would recommend it to people who have maybe only ever heard of the programme but never watched it. I get a bit verklempt every time I watch it. I would enjoy a Monster Years one chronicling Pat Troughton and then The UNIT Family and you get the idea.

  3. avatar dr jon says:

    I’d love to see a follow up with troughton and pertwee years, their could be a wider choice of actor to play the second doctor and I think Sean pertwee would be my choice to play the third doctor. If not there would be a number of actors who would love to play him.

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