Bafta TV awards nominations 2020: Netflix and HBO dominate at the BBC’s expense

There is little for the corporation to shout about on the shortlists. Spare a thought, too, for Jed Mercurio, Andrew Scott and Martin Freeman

Due to his notoriously unreliable eyesight, Dominic Cummings may have had to read the shortlists for the British Academy Television awards a few times before he could be absolutely sure. 

But the prime minister’s chief adviser will be relieved that Benedict Cumberbatch has not been nominated for best actor for his portrayal of Cummings in Channel 4’s Brexit: The Uncivil War, which dramatised the best-known pre-Durham period in the life of the long-distance-driving No 10 fixer.

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There is little for the corporation to shout about on the shortlists. Spare a thought, too, for Jed Mercurio, Andrew Scott and Martin FreemanDue to his notoriously unreliable eyesight, Dominic Cummings may have had to read the shortlists for the British Academy Television awards a few times before he could be absolutely sure. But the prime minister’s chief adviser will be relieved that Benedict Cumberbatch has not been nominated for best actor for his portrayal of Cummings in Channel 4’s Brexit: The Uncivil War, which dramatised the best-known pre-Durham period in the life of the long-distance-driving No 10 fixer. Continue reading…

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