In celebration of TV’s biggest awards night, this selection of critically acclaimed Box Sets is available to buy on the Virgin Media Store
The Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards in 2018
The Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards once again proved to be a marvellous event in 2018, with the great and the good of British television – from Sir David Attenbrorough to the Love Island guys – taking home well deserved gongs celebrating the fantastic entertainment they brought us.
And now that the excitement’s over for another year, it’s time to lower yourself gently onto your sofa and revisit these BAFTA award-winning and nominated series from ceremonies gone by…
Cillian Murphy (Dunkirk) is at his sinister best as gang leader Tommy Shelby, with the series following his and the Peaky Blinders’ expansion across troubled, 1920s Britain. A series so gripping and unnerving, we haven’t been able to look at any flat-cap wearers in quite the same way since. And this year it took home the award for Best Drama Series!
BAFTA nominated for: Best Drama Series (2015)
Won: Best Drama Series (2018)
Blue Planet II
David Attenborough’s groundbreaking series left us all speechless, as we were wowed by more emotional stories, incredible scientific discoveries and mind-bendingly crisp, cutting-edge visuals. It truly is a series that is as spellbinding as it is unforgettable – and this year Attenborough made it two Must-See Moment awards in a row, after last year’s Snake vs Iguanas win for Planet Earth.
BAFTA nominated for: Huw Wheldon Award for Specialist Factual (2018)
Won: Virgin TV’s Must-See Moment Award (2018)
Game Of Thrones
It’s the series everyone has been talking about for years. But with its mythical mix of tangled bloodlines, dragons, battles, backstabbing and more there’s never been a dull moment in the sprawling fantasy epic. And, with almost 70 hours to indulge in, there’s more than enough to keep you firmly anchored to the comfiest spot on your sofa.
BAFTA nominated for: Best International Programme (2013), Radio Times Audience Award (2015), and Virgin TV’s Must-See Moment (2017, 2018)
Won: Radio Times Audience Award (2013)
Big Little Lies
This star-studded drama, with Reese Witherspoon (Wild), Nicole Kidman (Lion) and Shailene Woodley (Divergent) playing a trio of troubled women who are embroiled in a murder investigation, has drawn unanimous – and justifiable – critical acclaim. Directed by Dallas Buyers Club’s Jean-Marc Vallée, it’s a series packed with talent, both in front of and behind the camera.
BAFTA nominated for: Best International Series (2018)
After just 16 episodes in eight years, fans of Neil Cross’s brilliant crime drama are a patient bunch. Luckily, the wait is always worth it, with Idris Elba (Molly’s Game) stealing every scene as the grumbling, eponymous detective. With a fifth series currently in production, the last hold-up is almost over!
BAFTA nominated for: Best Actor – Idris Elba (2016)
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Image credits: Game Of Thrones © Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. Big Little Lies © 2017 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. Blue Planet II © Petert Scoones 2001. Luther © BBC 2013. Peaky Blinders © BBC