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Check out the 2020 Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards contenders on Virgin TV

By Virgin TV Edit

Excited for the 2020 Virgin Media BAFTAs? Held behind closed doors by host Richard Ayoade live on BBC One on Friday 31 July, this fabulous celebration of the best telly of 2019 is not to be missed.

 

Want the full list of nominees? Then check them out right here.

 

Don’t forget you can also vote for Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment by clicking here. Not only is it the only award voted for by the great British public, but by casting your vote you could win a load of amazing prizes!

 


From top-notch dramas and classy comedies to fantastic factual series and stunning individual performances, you can watch plenty of this year’s nominees on Virgin TV. Just scroll down to discover where you can check them out before this year’s ceremony…

 

Killing Eve

Find season 3 in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Nominated for: Leading Actress (Jodie Comer)

The cat-and-mouse chase between MI6 operative (Sandra Oh) and an international assassin (Comer) continues in this acclaimed thriller.

 

I Am Kirsty

Find it in Apps & Games > All 4

Nominated for: Leading Actress (Samantha Morton)

Samantha Morton stars in this gritty drama as a single mother forced to make a difficult decision after getting deeper into debt.

 

The Capture

Find it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Nominated for: Leading Actor (Callum Turner)

After being accused of murder, a British soldier (Turner) fights to clear his name. But could darker forces could be at work?

 

The Virtues

Find it in Apps & Games > All 4

Nominated for: Leading Actor (Stephen Graham); Supporting Actress (Helen Behan); Mini-Series

When his young son and ex-wife move to Australia, Joseph (Graham) heads to Ireland to confront his traumatic past.

 

Giri/Haji

Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix

Nominated for: Leading Actor (Takehiro Hira); Supporting Actor (Will Sharpe); Drama Series

A Tokyo detective searches London for his missing brother, who is accused of murder and being involved with the Yakuza.

 

The Crown

Find season 3 in Apps & Games > Netflix

Nominated for: Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter); Supporting Actor (Josh O’Connor); Drama Series

Olivia Colman steps into the shoes of Queen Elizabeth II in the third series of Peter Morgan’s royally good drama.

 

Top Boy

Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix

Nominated for: Supporting Actress (Jasmine Jobson)

East London’s turf wars continue in series 3 of the gritty British drama starring Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson.

 

The End Of The F***ing World

Find series 2 in Apps & Games > All 4

Nominated for: Supporting Actress (Naomi Ackie); Drama Series

We don’t want to give too much away, but there are plenty of shocks, surprises and killer twists in series 2 of this darkly comic drama.

 

Famalam

Find series 2 in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Nominated for: Female Performance In A Comedy Programme (Gbemisola Ikumelo)

The hit BBC Three sketch show featuring an army of oddball characters will have you creasing up for series 2.

 

Fleabag

Find series 2 in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Nominated for: Female Performance In A Comedy Programme (Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Sian Clifford); Scripted Comedy; Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment

The acclaimed comedy drama from Phoebe Waller-Bridge gave us all the feels with its second (and final) series in 2019.

 

Frayed

Find it in On Demand

Nominated for: Female Performance In A Comedy Programme (Sarah Kendall)

This dramedy tells the story of a well-off London housewife (Kendall) who returns to her Aussie hometown to revisit her past.

 

Man Like Mobeen

Find series 3 in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Nominated for: Male Performance In A Comedy Programme (Guz Khan)

Series 3 of the hit BBC Three comedy about a reformed drug dealer (Khan) from Small Heath steps into darker territory.

 

Stath Lets Flats

Find series 2 in Apps & Games > All 4

Nominated for: Male Performance In A Comedy Programme (Jamie Demetriou); Scripted Comedy

Jamie Demetriou returns as the letting agent with an extremely loose grip on his professional duties.

 

Sex Education

Find series 1 in Apps & Games > Netflix

Nominated for: Male Performance In A Comedy Programme (Ncuti Gatwa)

Netflix’s taboo-busting comedy series about a teenager who sets up a sex therapy clinic at his school has won red-hot reviews.

 

Home

Find series 1 in Apps & Games > All 4

Nominated for: Male Performance In A Comedy Programme (Youssef Kerkour)

A Syrian asylum-seeker (Kerkour) moves in with a middle-class family in Rufus Jones’ smart comedy. It’s time for a culture clash.

 

The Graham Norton Show

Find it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Nominated for: Entertainment Performance (Graham Norton); Comedy Entertainment Programme

A-listers such as Daniel Radcliffe, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth all graced Graham’s sofa in 2019.

 

Would I Lie To You?

Find it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Nominated for: Entertainment Performance (Lee Mack)

The truth-bending comedy panel show featuring Lee Mack, David Mitchell and Rob Brydon remains one of the funniest shows on the box. Honest.

 

The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan

Find series 1 in Apps & Games > All 4

Nominated for: Entertainment Performance (Mo Gilligan)

Comedian Mo Gilligan blends stand-up, interviews, sketches and music in his fresh late-night talk show.

 

Catastrophe

Find series 4 in Apps & Games > All 4

Nominated for: Scripted Comedy

The final series of Sharon Horgan’s award-winning comedy drama delivers laughs, tears and a whole lot more.

 

Derry Girls

Find series 2 in Apps & Games > All 4

Nominated for: Scripted Comedy

Picking up where the brilliant first series left off, Erin and pals return for more laughs in the sitcom set in 1990s Northern Ireland.

 

The Victim

Find it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Nominated for: Mini-Series

After her son’s killer is released from prison, a mother (Kelly Macdonald) seeks him out. But at what cost?

 

Brexit: The Uncivil War

Find it in Apps & Games > All 4

Nominated for: Single Drama

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in this dramatic recreation of the build-up to the 2016 EU Referendum.

 

The Left Behind

Find it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Nominated for: Single Drama

An impoverished young Welsh man is drawn into the world of far-right extremism.

 

Casualty

Find it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Nominated for: Soap & Continuing Drama

It was a big year in Holby City’s A&E Department – for both the patients and the staff…

 

Coronation Street

Find it in Apps & Games > ITV Hub

Nominated for: Soap & Continuing Drama; Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment

Celebrating its 60th birthday in 2019, telly’s most famous cobbles saw more drama than ever.

 

Emmerdale

Find it in Apps & Games > ITV Hub

Nominated for: Soap & Continuing Drama

Births, deaths and revenge were all to be found in the Yorkshire-set soap last year.

 

Holby City

Find it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Nominated for: Soap & Continuing Drama

The Casualty spin-off continued to keep our pulses up in 2019.

 

Gavin & Stacey: Christmas Special

Find it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Nominated for: Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment

Last year’s festive special was perfect, but there’s only one question on our lips: did Smithy say yes?

 

Unbelievable

Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix

Nominated for: International

Detectives Toni Collette and Merritt Wever search for the truth after a girl is charged with falsely claiming to have been raped.

 

When They See Us

Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix

Nominated for: International

Ava DuVernay directs this powerful drama based on the true story of five African-American boys falsely accused of an attack in 1980s New York.

 

The Greatest Dancer

Find it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Nominated for: Entertainment Programme

Cheryl Cole, Ashley Banjo and Alesha Dixon are among the judges looking to crown the UK’s best mover.

 

The Rap Game UK

Find it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Nominated for: Entertainment Programme

Seven British MCs are put to the test by rappers DJ Target, Krept and Konan for the chance to win a record deal.

 

Strictly Come Dancing

Find it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Nominated for: Entertainment Programme

A glittering 2019 competition saw the likes of ex-footballer Alex Scott, presenter Michelle Visage, comedian Chris Ramsey and actor Kelvin Fletcher hit the floor.

 

The Last Leg

Find it in Apps & Games > All 4

Nominated for: Comedy Entertainment Programme

Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker cast their witty eyes over the news in this comedy talk show.

 

Celebrity Gogglebox

Find series 1 in Apps & Games > All 4

Nominated for: Reality & Constructed Factual

Little Mix, Chris Eubank and Rylan Clark-Neal are among the celebs dissecting what’s on the box in series one of the Gogglebox spin-off.

 

Race Across The World

Find series 2 in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Nominated for: Reality & Constructed Factual

Series 2 of the globetrotting competition had us all hooked, as five teams raced around Latin America with a limited budget.

 

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

Find it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Nominated for: Reality & Constructed Factual

The sassiest show on the box steps onto these shores with an oversized heel for the first time.

 

David Harewood: Psychosis And Me

Find it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Nominated for: Single Documentary

Actor David Harewood looks back on being sectioned in his twenties after a psychotic breakdown and at the mental health of the UK today.

 

The Family Secret

Find it in Apps & Games > All 4

Nominated for: Single Documentary

An unflinching look at how one family confronted the issue of sexual abuse that loomed over them for 25 years.

 

Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back

Find series 1 in Apps & Games > All 4

Nominated for: Features

Comedian Joe Lycett fights for consumer justice and provides plenty of laughs along the way.

 

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

Find series 2 in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Nominated for: Features

Pals Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse travel around the UK with their fishing rods in the return of this funny and touching factual series.

 

Snackmasters

Find it in Apps & Games > All 4

Nominated for: Features

Fred Sirieix challenges top chefs to work out the recipes behind some of the UK’s best-loved snacks.

 

Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting An Internet Killer

Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix

Nominated for: Factual Series

An online hunt for a cat-killer leads to a much darker truth in this true crime series.

 

Leaving Neverland

Find it in Apps & Games > All 4

Nominated for: Factual Series

Dan Reed’s acclaimed documentary film focusing on two men who allege they were sexually abused by pop superstar Michael Jackson.

 

8 Days: To The Moon And Back

Find it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Nominated for: Specialist Factual

Declassified cockpit recordings and dramatic reconstructions tell the story of the first ever moon landing.

 

Seven Worlds, One Planet

Find it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Nominated for: Specialist Factual

David Attenborough explores the jaw-dropping natural world across all seven continents.

 

Thatcher: A Very British Revolution

Find it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Nominated for: Specialist Factual

With fascinating insights from her close political colleagues, follow the rise and fall of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

 

The Hunt For Jihadi John

Find it in Apps & Games > All 4

Nominated for: Current Affairs

Discover how intelligence operatives chased Mohammed Emwazi, the ISIS killer who went from London schoolboy to notorious terrorist.

 

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