Homeland and Call the Midwife among the nominees for the Bafta Radio Times audience award
They are the shows that have kept us hooked over the last 12 months. Strictly Come Dancing, The Great British Bake Off and the Olympics Opening Ceremony are among six TV programmes that are going head-to-head for the chance to be win the coveted BAFTA Radio Times Audience award, which is the only BAFTA TV award voted for by the public.
The six nominated shows are Call the Midwife, Games of Thrones, Strictly Come Dancing, Homeland, The Great British Bake Off and the Olympics Opening Ceremony, and the winner will be announced in the awards ceremony on Sunday 12 May.
The shortlist of six was chosen by a panel of media and entertainment journalists, including HELLO! Online's Editor, Dawn Emery. "There was a lot of debate as we whittled down our favourite programmes," says Dawn. "The Olympics Opening Ceremony and Strictly were at the top of my list."
"I voted for the London 2012 opening ceremony, because watching it gave me goosebumps. I felt a mixture of pride and awe as I saw what Danny Boyle had created. It was just inspiring."
"Strictly Come Dancing had to be on my list because it was the best Saturday night TV show last winter. The dancing, the make-up, the costumes, the sequins... What's not to love?"
"It's a shortlist which perfectly captures a simply sensational television year — from Danny Boyle's Olympic opening night extravaganza to a vintage Striclty and a monster hit like Call the Midwife, there's something for everyone," said Ben Preston, editor of the Radio Times.
"This is a shortlist to savor and squabble over — and now it's up to the viewers to decide the winner."
Viewers can vote for the favourite shows from Tuesday 2 April until midnight on Thursday 9 May at www.radiotimes.com/bafta.