The A Word and Doctor Who (c) BBC
The A Word and Doctor Who (c) BBC

The TV Choice awards longlist nominations have been revealed and Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Christopher Eccleston’s new drama ‘The A Word’ have all made it.

Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi is nominated for Best Actor while his ex co-star Jenna Coleman gets the nod for Best Actress. Both are in good company with the likes of Jim Broadbent (London Spy), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Hollow Crown, Olivia Colman (The Night Manager) and Dame Judi Dench (The Hollow Crown) also nominated.

Doctor Who joins many other fine TV programmes in the Best Family Drama category including ‘Call The Midwife’ and ‘Casualty’.

Ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston returned to our TV’s recently in the ‘The A Word’. This brand new drama which focused on a family dealing with a diagnosis of autism is included in the line up for Best New Drama along with two of the shows lead characters Morven Christie (Best Actress) and Lee Ingleby (Best Actor).

The winners of the TV Choice awards are chosen by you the viewers. Voting is open now until midnight on the 3rd June. The shortlist will be revealed on the 28th June for further voting, closing on the 8th July.

The winners will be revealed at a glittering ceremony hosted by comedian Jo Brand on the 5th September at the Dorchester in London.




  1. Although it might increase its chances of winning, I feel rather insulted that Doctor Who is only included in the Best Family Drama category. Considering it won Best Drama (period) a few years back, to shunt it over I think it an insult. (It also reiterates the fast-growing stereotype that “true” drama have to be loaded with sex scenes violence and foil language when anyone with a brain knows Doctor Who blew everything else off the screen last year with Heaven Sent, alone). I’m not holding up much hope for Peter and Jenna to get shortlisted, never mind win, since the general public appear to not respect their work (probably because they keep their clothes on), but I put in my vote anyway. You don’t have to be in the UK to vote.


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