I would quite like the cancelled too soon Bodies to win Drama Series and the cancelled too soon Peep Show to win Sitcom & Comedy Drama (although The Thick of It is very good). It would also be nice for Brian Dooley of the Smoking Room to get some recognition for his under-rated and under-appreciated excellent writing.
Paul Abbott is up for best writer and best drama series for Shameless which was a bit of a surprise as he didn't write any in the last series but I realised this must be for the one or two he did write of series 2. Anyway Shameless has been re-commissioned for a new series but I decided not to bother watching after the waste of time that was the non-Abbott episodes of series 2 knowing that series 3 would be Abbott-free.
Actually I did force myself to watch the series finale, after I heard conflicting views on the new series: "Jumped the shark! Terrible!" and "Goes from strength to strength!"
I shall comment on that episode tomorrow.
The RTS Awards will be held on 14 March at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Among the nominations are:
My Parents are Aliens - Granada Kids for CiTV
Tracy Beaker BBC Children's - for CBBC
Last Rights Touchpaper Television - for Channel 4
To the Ends of the Earth BBC Drama Serials/Power co-production in association with Tightrope Pictures for BBC Two
Bleak House BBC Drama Serials/Deep Indigo for BBC One
Doctor Who BBC Wales for BBC One
Shameless 2 Company Pictures for Channel 4
Bodies (Series 2) Hat Trick Productions for BBC Three
The Government Inspector - Mentorn Productions for Channel 4
A Waste of Shame - BBC Drama Serials for BBC Four
Ahead of the Class - Artists Rights Group Television/World Productions for ITV
SITUATION COMEDY & COMEDY DRAMA
The Thick of It BBC Comedy - for BBC Four
Peep Show An Objective Production - for Channel 4
Emmerdale ITV Productions
EastEnders BBC - for BBC One
WRITER - COMEDY
Brian Dooley - The Smoking Room BBC Comedy - for BBC Three
Sam Bain & Jesse Armstrong - Peep Show - An Objective Production for Channel 4
The Thick of It Writing Team - The Thick of It BBC Comedy for BBC Four
WRITER - DRAMA
Paul Abbott - Shameless 2 Company Pictures - for Channel 4
Andrew Davies - Bleak House BBC Drama Serials/Deep Indigo - for BBC One
Jed Mercurio - Bodies (Series 2) Hat Trick Productions - for BBC Three