I was thrilled to be asked to join a panel recently to create the shortlist of TV shows to be nominated for the Philips Audience Award at this year’s Bafta TV Awards.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts today announced said shortlist for the Philips Audience Award for the Best Programme of 2008 at this year’s British Academy Television Awards.
The award is open to all genres and is the only award at the BAFTA ceremony voted for by the public. It honours the programmes that captured the public’s imagination, got people talking and were the most loved and admired of 2008. And the shortlist which comprises a variety of genres
· The Apprentice
· Coronation Street
· X Factor
Anne Marie Flynn, Head of Awards at BAFTA said: “The shortlist reflects the diversity of programmes to which audiences have really responded this year. There is something there for everyone and it will be very interesting to see which emerges victorious on the night.”
Hosted by Graham Norton and broadcast on BBC One, the Awards will be held for the first time at the Royal Festival Hall on Sunday April 26, 2009.
Voting is open now and ends at 6pm on Saturday 25th April and can be done by any of the following means: Telephone, SMS or Online……
*SMS: 82058 (include the word BAFTA followed by a short space, then the name of the show you wish to vote for – “Apprentice”, “Street”, “Skins”, “Outnumbered”, “Wallander”, “Xfactor”.