The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has picked this year’s best TV series made and screened in the UK, with the winners being announced on 12 May. These are the contenders you can watch right now online on DStv Now and Showmax.
Don’t miss this brand-new BBC series starring Ruth Wilson playing her own grandmother in a gripping whodunnit. After the sudden death of novelist and ex-Secret Intelligence Service man Alexander Wilson, his wife Alison is forced to investigate when mysteries from her husband’s past come knocking. Ruth Wilson has been nominated for Best Leading Actress, Keeley Hawes as Best Supporting Actress and Mrs Wilson has been nominated overall in the Best Mini-Series category.
Watch Mrs Wilson on Thursdays on BBC First (119) at 20:00
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Hugh Grant portrays the real-life Jeremy Thorpe, who had tongues wagging in the 1970s. He was a Liberal Member of Parliament engaged in a secret affair with a man at a time when homosexuality was illegal. Based on the book. Ben Whishaw won a Golden Globe and a TV Critics’ Award for his role as Norman Scott, Thorpe’s lover. A Very English Scandal has been nominated for Best Mini-Series, Hugh Grant for Best Leading Actor, Monica Dolan for Best Supporting Actress and Ben Whishaw for Best Supporting Actor.
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When Sally is courted by the free-spirited Emma, she drops her boring fiancé for a wild affair. Emma might not be as harmless as she seems – but maybe that’s exactly what Sally needs. Sally4Ever has been nominated for a BAFTA for Best Scripted Comedy, Best Female Performance in a Comedy (Julia Davis) and Best Male Performance in a Comedy (Alex Macqueen).
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In Season 1, we are introduced to the Republic of Gilead, a dystopian version of America, where Elisabeth Moss’s Offred is a slave to a high-ranking government official and his wife. Season 2, like the first, pulls no punches, opens on a shocking scene that brings the brutality of the Republic of Gilead to life. Offred and her sisters might survive, but freedom will take much more. Both Seasons 1 and 2 are on Showmax, with Season 3 landing later this year. The Handmaid’s Tale is nominated for a BAFTA for Best International Series.
Watch The Handmaid's Tale from the beginning on Showmax »
The great Time Lord, Doctor Who, is back to travel the strange universe in the blue-box time machine called the TARDIS. For the first time, the doctor is a woman, played by Jodie Whittaker, and she’s not taking any prisoners in the most exciting season yet! Nominated for the must-see moment with Rosa Parks.
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Logan Roy has built a powerful company and must choose which of his children will take it over. But not everyone is happy with his plans… With an all-star cast including Kieran Culkin, Brian Cox, Mathew MacFadyen, Hiam Abbass, Jeremy Strong and Sarah Snook. Succession is nominated for a BAFTA for Best International Series.
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This BBC documentary tells the story of some young people affected by capital punishment. Each episode looks at a different aspect, from investigations to trial and punishment, and execution. Seasons 1 and 2 on Showmax. The Mass Execution, which was nominated, is the name of Season 4. Life & Death Row is nominated for a BAFTA for Best Factual Series.
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