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2012 British Academy Television Awards

The 2012 British Academy Television Awards (formally known as the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards) were held on 27 May 2012 at the Royal Festival Hall in London.[1][2] The nominees were announced on 24 April 2012.[3][4][5]

2012 British Academy Television Awards
Date 27 May 2012
Site Royal Festival Hall
Hosted by Dara Ó Briain
Best Comedy Series Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle
Best Drama The Fades
Best Actor Dominic West
Appropriate Adult
Best Actress Emily Watson
Appropriate Adult
Best Comedy Performance
Television coverage
Channel BBC One
Ratings 3.62 million


Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

Leading ActorEdit

Dominic West - Appropriate Adult (ITV)

Leading ActressEdit

Emily Watson - Appropriate Adult (ITV)

Supporting ActorEdit

Andrew Scott - Sherlock (BBC One)

Supporting ActressEdit

Monica Dolan - Appropriate Adult (ITV)

Entertainment PerformanceEdit

Graham Norton - The Graham Norton Show (BBC One)

Female Performance in a Comedy ProgrammeEdit

Jennifer Saunders - Absolutely Fabulous (BBC One)

Male Performance in a Comedy ProgrammeEdit

Darren Boyd - Spy (Sky One)

Single DramaEdit

Random (Channel 4)

Mini SeriesEdit

This Is England '88 (Channel 4)

  • Appropriate Adult (ITV)
  • The Crimson Petal and the White (BBC Two)
  • Top Boy (Channel 4)

Drama SeriesEdit

The Fades (BBC Three)

Soap and Continuing DramaEdit

Coronation Street (ITV)


Borgen (BBC Four)

Factual SeriesEdit

Our War (BBC Three)

  • The Choir: Military Wives (BBC Two)
  • Educating Essex (Channel 4)
  • Protecting Our Children: Damned If We Do, Damned If We Don't (BBC Two)

Specialist FactualEdit

Mummifying Alan: Egypt’s Last Secret (Channel 4)

Single DocumentaryEdit

Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die (BBC Two)


The Great British Bake Off (BBC Two)

Reality and Constructed FactualEdit

Young Apprentice (BBC One)

Current AffairsEdit

Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed (BBC One)

News CoverageEdit

Channel 4 News: Japan Earthquake (Channel 4)

Sport and Live EventEdit

The Royal Wedding (BBC One)

New MediaEdit

Psychoville (BBC Online)

Entertainment ProgrammeEdit

Derren Brown: The Experiments (Channel 4)

Comedy ProgrammeEdit

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle (BBC Two)

Situation ComedyEdit

Mrs. Brown's Boys (BBC One)

  • Fresh Meat (Channel 4)
  • Friday Night Dinner (Channel 4)
  • Rev (BBC Two)

YouTube Audience AwardEdit

Celebrity Juice (ITV2)

  • Educating Essex (Channel 4)
  • Fresh Meat (Channel 4)
  • Frozen Planet (BBC One)
  • Sherlock (BBC One)
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC Two)


Special AwardEdit

See alsoEdit


External linksEdit