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Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment past winners

Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment past winners


Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment celebrates the unmissable TV moments that make British telly so diverse. Ahead of this year’s voting, let’s look back at the past winners

By Virgin TV Edit

Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment is the only award at the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards to be voted for by the Great British public. It’s an award that celebrates the diversity of British TV, and the moments that get our nation talking, tweeting, laughing, shrieking and so much more.


And it represents every TV fan among us – from the thrill seekers and reality bingers, to the hopeless romantics and sofa sobbers. Vote for yours to help us crown Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment of 2021.


In the run-up to the 2022 Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards, let’s take a wander down memory lane and remember the shows that have previously taken home Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment award.


Previous winners of Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment award


2020: Britain’s Got Talent  – Diversity perform a routine inspired by the events of 2020

Diversity’s performance is an artistic interpretation of the events of 2020. Set to a medley of powerful music and using the viral poem, ‘The Great Realisation’, the performance portrays the coronavirus pandemic, the death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement.


2019: Gavin & Stacey – Nessa proposes to Smithy

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At the very end of the episode, mere seconds before the credits roll, Ruth Jones’ Nessa gets down on one knee and pops the big question to James Corden’s Smithy. Smithy, open-mouthed and the very picture of agape, just about manages, “What?” before they cut to black, leaving viewers begging to find out what happens next.


2018: Bodyguard – Assassination of Julia Montague

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In this action-packed episode, Keely Hawes’ Julia – the home secretary – is dramatically assassinated while delivering a speech on stage. Although Richard Madden’s Sergeant David Budd – Julia’s personal protection officer – sprints to her aid, he’s just too late.

2017: Blue Planet II – Mother pilot whale grieves 

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In this harrowing, David Attenborough-narrated scene, viewers were shown a pilot whale carrying its deceased calf, reluctant to let it go. And the cause? The possibility that the calf had been poisoned by its mother’s contaminated milk, the result of excessive plastic pollution.


2016: Planet Earth II –Snakes vs iguana chase

Find it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer
In this masterfully shot and edited high-octane chase scene, viewers were gripped by a young marine iguana’s drive for survival, as it escapes the clutches of racer snakes, which seemingly appear from nowhere.


When is the 2022 Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards on TV?

The 2022 Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards airs on BBC One HD (CH 101) on Sunday 8 May. It is also available for 30 days in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer.


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