The BBC One show, co-created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, has been shortlisted for Best TV Drama, alongside This Is England '88 and Top Boy, both from Channel 4.
Meanwhile, "mockumentary" series Twenty Twelve, starring Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes, and Olivia Colman, with a narration by David Tennant, which has just started its second series on BBC Two, has been nominated for Best Comedy. It faces competition in the form of Fresh Meat (Channel 4) and Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle (BBC Two).
The awards ceremony will take place at The Dorchester in London on Tuesday 1st May, to be televised on Sky Arts 1 HD at 9pm. Melvyn Bragg - who fronted the 1977 BBC2 documentary Whose Doctor Who - will be the master of ceremonies. He said:
Although this is a celebration of British arts by British artists, we have a world-class list of nominees. The South Bank Sky Arts Awards are the only one of their kind in the world, and we very much look forward to a great day, where we'll recognise and honour the best talent in this country.The awards take their name from The South Bank Show - an arts magazine series for ITV that Bragg presented and which ran for 32 series between 1978 and 2010. It is being revived by Sky Arts from Sunday 27th May.
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