ITV1′s serial-killer drama Appropriate Adult leads this year’s Arqiva British Academy Television Awards nominations with four including lead actor for Dominic West and lead actress for Emily Watson. BBC One’s Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch is also among the top mentions, scoring nods for the acting duo of Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Downton Abbey, however, came up with only one nomination: for Dame Maggie Smith who plays the formidable Dowager Countess. The ceremony will take place in London on May 27. Nominees in the major categories follow; full list to come:

LEADING ACTOR
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock BBC One
Dominic West, Appropriate Adult ITV1
John Simm, Exile BBC One
Joseph Gilgun This Is England ’88 Channel 4

LEADING ACTRESS
Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult ITV1
Nadine Marshall, Random Channel 4
Romola Garai, The Crimson Petal And The White BBC Two
Vicky McClure, This Is England ’88 Channel 4

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Andrew Scott, Sherlock BBC One
Joseph Mawle, Birdsong BBC One
Martin Freeman, Sherlock BBC One
Stephen Rea, The Shadowline BBC Two

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Anna Chancellor, The Hour BBC Two
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey ITV
Miranda Hart, Call The Midwife BBC One
Monica Dolan, Appropriate Adult ITV

DRAMA SERIES
The Fades
Susan Hogg, Caroline Skinner, Jack Thorne, Farren Blackburn
BBC Production/BBC Three
Misfits
Petra Fried, Howard Overman, Murray Ferguson
Clerkenwell Films/E4
Scott And Bailey, Red Production Company/ITV1
Spooks, Kudos Film &Television/BBC One

SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA
Coronation Street
ITV Studios/ITV1
EastEnders

BBC Productions/BBC One
Holby City
Jonathan Young, Myar Craig-Brown, Justin Young, Joe Ainsworth
BBC Productions/BBC One
Shameless
Paul Abbott, George Faber, David Threlfall, Lawrence Till
Company Pictures/Channel 4

INTERNATIONAL
Borgen
Adam Price, Jeppe Gjervig Gram, Tobias Lindholm, Camilla Hammerich
DR/BBC Four
The Killing
Soren Sveistrup, Piv Bernth, Kristoffer Nyholm, Sofie Grabol
DR, ZDF Enterprises/BBC Four
Modern Family
Steve Levitan, Christopher Lloyd
20th Century Fox/Sky One
The Slap
Jessica Hobbs, Kris Mrksa, Helen Bowden, Penny Chapman
Matchbox Pictures/BBC Four

ENTERTAINMENT PERFORMANCE
Alan Carr, Alan Carr Chatty Man Channel 4
Dara O’Briain, Mock The Week, BBC Two
Graham Norton, The Graham Norton Show BBC One
Harry Hill, Harry Hill’s TV Burp ITV1

FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
Jennifer Saunders, Absolutely Fabulous BBC One
Olivia Colman, Twenty Twelve BBC Four
Ruth Jones, Stella Sky One
Tamsin Greig, Friday Night Dinner Channel 4

MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
Brendan O’Carroll, Mrs Brown’s Boys BBC One
Darren Boyd, Spy Sky One
Hugh Bonneville, Twenty Twelve BBC Four
Tom Hollander, Rev. BBC Two

SINGLE DRAMA
Holy Flying Circus
Tony Roche, Owen Harris, Kate Norrish, Polly Leys
Hillbilly Television, TalkbackTHAMES/BBC Four
Page Eight
David Hare, Bill Nighy, David Heyman, David Barron
A Heyday Films, Runaway Fridge TV, Carnival Films production in association with NBC Universal for BBC/BBC Two
Random
Polly Leys, Kate Norrish, Debbie Tucker Green, Nadine Marshall.
Hillbilly Television/Channel 4
Stolen
Sita Williams, Rebecca Hodgson, Stephen Butchard, Justin Chadwick
Open Door Films Ltd/BBC One

MINI SERIES
Appropriate Adult
Neil McKay, Lisa Gilchrist, Julian Jarrold, Jeff Pope
ITV Studios/ITV1
The Crimson Petal And The White
David M Thompson, Steve Lightfoot, Marc Munden, Lucinda Coxon
Origin Pictures, Cité Amérique/BBC Two
This Is England ‘88
Warp Films/Channel 4
Top Boy
Charles Steel, Alasdair Flind, Ronan Bennett, Yann Demange
Cowboy Films/Channel 4

FACTUAL SERIES
The Choir: Military Wives
Lucy Hillman, Stephen Finnigan, Gareth Malone, Tim Carter
Twenty Twenty Television/BBC Two
Educating Essex
David Clews, Andrew Mackenzie-Betty, Beejal-Maya Patel, Grace Reynolds
Two Four Productions/Channel 4
Our War
Colin Barr, Bruce Goodison, John Douglas, Stuart Bernard
BBC Productions/BBC Three
Protecting Our Children: Damned If We Do Damned If We Don’t
Sacha Mirzeoff, Emma Burman, Petra Graf, Anna McGill
BBC Bristol Factual/BBC Two

SPECIALIST FACTUAL
British Masters
James Fox, Jonty Claypole, Matt Hill, Richard Wilkinson
BBC Vision Productions/BBC Four
Frozen Planet
Vanessa Berlowitz, Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield, David Attenborough
A BBC, Discovery Channel, Antena 3 Television S.A, ZDF, Skai, Open University Co-Production in association with Discovery Canada/BBC One
Mummifying Alan: Egypt’s Last Secret
Blink Films/Channel 4
Wonders Of The Universe
James van der Pool, Brian Cox, Jonathan Renouf, Michael Lachman
BBC London Factual Productions/BBC Two

SINGLE DOCUMENTARY
9/11: The Day That Changed the World
Leslie Woodhead, Kate Botting, Brian Lapping, Talya Tibbon
Brook Lapping Productions/ITV1
The Fight Of Their Lives
Gabriel Clark, John McKenna
ITV Sport/ITV1
Terry Pratchett: Choosing To Die
Craig Hunter, Charlie Russell, Rosy Marshall, Gary Scott
Keo North/BBC Two
We Need To Talk About Dad (Cutting Edge)
Peter Dale, Elizabeth Stopford
Rare Day Ltd/Channel 4

FEATURES
DIY SOS: The Big Build
Simon Knight, Hannah Corneck, Ben Rowland, Beth Brooks
BBC Productions/BBC One
Hairy Bikers’ Meals On Wheels
Nicola Moody, Tom Clarke, Paul Ratcliffe, Lisa Edwards
Optomen Television/BBC Two
The Great British Bake Off
Anna Beattie, Richard McKerrow, Simon Evans, Emma Willis
Love Productions/BBC Two
Timothy Spall: Somewhere At Sea
Paul Crompton, Philip Shotton, Matt David, Anton Short
Steadfast Television/BBC Four

REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL
An Idiot Abroad
Risk Productions/Sky One
Don’t Tell The Bride
Lisa Edwards, Harry Lansdowne, Jon Rowlands, Rebecca Bayatti
Renegade Pictures/BBC Three
Made In Chelsea
Monkey Kingdom Productions/E4
The Young Apprentice
Michele Kurland, Colm Martin, Darina Healy, Andy Devonshire
TalkbackTHAMES/BBC One

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Bahrain: Shouting In The Dark
Al Jazeera/Al Jazeera English
Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields
Callum Macrae, Chris Shaw, Jon Snow
ITN/Channel 4
The Truth About Adoption (Panorama)
Roger Graef, Tom Giles, Claire Johns, Todd Downing
Films of Record/BBC One
Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed (Panorama)
Frank Simmonds, Paul Kenyon, Matthew Chapman, Joe Casey
BBC Productions/BBC One

NEWS COVERAGE
BBC News At Ten: Siege of Homs
BBC News/BBC One
Channel 4 News: Japan Earthquake
ITN/Channel 4
ITV News At Ten: Battle Of Misrata
ITN/ITV1
Sky News: Libya Rebel Convoy – Live
Sky News/Sky News

SPORT & LIVE EVENT

Frankenstein’s Wedding: Live In Leeds
Meredith Chambers, Eleanor Moran, Richard Fell, Pat Connor
BBC Wales in collaboration with BBC North/BBC Three
The Royal Wedding (BBC)
BBC Entertainment & Events/BBC One
Rugby World Cup Final
Tony Pastor, Paul McNamara, Phil Heslop, Roger Pearce
ITV Sport/ITV1
Tour De France 2011
Steve Docherty, Gary Imlach, James Venner, Carolyn Viccari
V Squared TV/ITV4

NEW MEDIA
Autumn Watch
Jeremy Torrance, Phil Windley, Roger Webb, Tim Scoones
BBC/ BBC Online
The Bank Job
Endemol, Chunk, Monterosa/Channel4.com
Misfits
Matt Jarvis, Chloe Moss, Alexandra Wall, Mike O’Leary
Clerkenwell Films/E4.com
Psychoville
BBC/BBC Online

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME
Celebrity Juice
Dan Baldwin, Leon Wilson, Toby Baker, Ed Sleeman
TalkbackTHAMES/ITV2
Derren Brown: The Experiments
Derren Brown, Simon Dinsell, Iain Sharkey, Fiona Cotter-Craig
Objective Productions/Channel 4
Harry Hill’s TV Burp
Spencer Millman, Peter Orton, Harry Hill
Avalon Television/ITV1
Michael McIntyre’s Christmas Comedy Roadshow
Michael McIntyre, Addison Cresswell, Andrew Beint, Anthony Caveney
Open Mike Productions/BBC One

COMEDY PROGRAMME
Charlie Brooker’s 2011 Wipe
Alison Marlow, Al Campbell, Annabel Jones, Charlie Brooker
Zeppatron/BBC Four
Comic Strip: The Hunt For Tony Blair
Nick Smith, Peter Richardson, Pete Richens
Great Western Pictures/Channel 4
The Cricklewood Greats
Peter Capaldi, Adam Tandy, Tony Roche
BBC Productions/BBC Four
Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle
Stewart lee, Richard Webb, Tim Kirkby
BBC Productions/BBC Two

SITUATION COMEDY
Fresh Meat
Objective Productions, Lime Pictures/Channel 4
Mrs Brown’s Boy’s
Brendan O’Carroll, Stephen McCrum, Ben Kellett, Martin Delany
BBC Scotland, BBC Productions co-production with BocPix in association with RTE/BBC One
Friday Night Dinner
Robert Popper, Steve Bendelack
Popper Pictures, Big Talk Productions/Channel 4
Rev.
Big Talk Productions/BBC Two