I had half an eye on the BAFTA awards tonight, and it raised a couple of questions…
Did anyone really manage to watch Little Miss Jocelyn for more than 3 minutes? How can that be one of the four best comedy programmes?
Were Doctor Who and Torchwood ineligible or something? I don’t see how else their total absence can be explained.
Why no nominations for Tim Marlowe and his art programmes on Five? Or Tom Ang’s series on digital photography?
Is there no chance of creating a new category of “programme which is total bollocks but really enjoyable in spite of that” just for Primeval?
Is John Simm really that good? I thought so from seeing him in Life On Mars but for a top-drawer actor he made a real hash of pretending to be pleased for the people who beat him to Best Actor and Best Drama Series
How about next year’s BAFTAs having a ‘Most Embarrassing Appearance on a Chat Show’ category just for that dreadful woman who was on the Jonathan Ross show the other night? The secret of Ricky Gervais’s comedy is showing someone being a total knob but being unaware of how embarrassing they are, but I found myself cringing more through that interview than in an entire series of The Office!