Poldark up against Great British Bake Off for Bafta gongs

leanor Tomlinson and Aidan Turner in Poldark. Picture: BBC

leanor Tomlinson and Aidan Turner in Poldark. Picture: BBC

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Poldark is up against The Great British Bake Off for the Radio Times Audience Award at the Baftas TV ceremony.

The BBC’s period drama and baking talent series are among the shortlist of six nominated 2015 TV programmes.

The six shortlisted programmes showcase captivating television

Amanda Berry

This is the only TV Bafta award voted for by the British public at the event in May.

The remake of the 1970s series centred on the life of Ross Poldark and made a heartthrob of its star Aidan Turner.

The scene in which his character wielded a scythe while topless was voted the best TV moment of 2015.

The Great British Bake Off, judged by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood was the most watched TV show of 2015.

The shortlist for the Radio Times Audience Award was collated by a panel of leading media and entertainment journalists.

BBC drama Doctor Foster, in which Suranne Jones played the titular role, will also face the public vote.

The five-part series revolved around a deteriorating marriage and gripped millions of viewers.

Also nominated is Channel 4’s Humans, starring Gemma Chan, which questioned what makes us human as it turned ruminations on the nature of humanity into a hair-raising thriller.

Peter Kay’s Car Share, which was shown first on BBC iPlayer, is the streaming platform’s most successful comedy series to premiere as a box-set to date.

The Lancashire comedian co-wrote the sitcom with co-star Sian Gibson, which centred on two colleagues sharing a car journey to and from work.

The list of British shows is rounded off by Netflix’s Making A Murderer.

The documentary was written and directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos. A real-life thriller, it revolved around Steven Avery, a man who was exonerated for one crime, but who then found himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime.

Bafta chief executive Amanda Berry said: “The six shortlisted programmes showcase captivating television.”

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