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Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment previous winners

Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment previous winners


The 2021 Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards are nearly upon us. And it’s going to be a big one. 2020 was an absolute stinker, but it did offer us the opportunity to tune into one helluva lot of awesome telly

By Virgin TV Edit

In the run-up to the 2021 Virgin Media BAFTAs, let’s take a wander down memory lane and remember the shows that have previously taken home Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment award, which is voted for by you – the viewers.


Which scene over the past year had you up in arms, on the edge of your sofa, or quite simply gobsmacked? Head over to our dedicated voting page to find out what’s in the running for this year, and more importantly, cast your vote and have your say.

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


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

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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 2021 Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards on TV?

The 2021 Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards airs on BBC One HD (CH 101/108) on Sunday 6 June. It is also available for 30 days in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer.


Have a big BAFTA night in

Which TV moment brought you and your faves together last year? The power of amazing British TV deserves celebrating. So that’s exactly what we’re doing for this year’s Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards – and we want you to join us.

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