'Doctor Who': The Day of the Doctor Gets BAFTA TV Nomination

Former Doctor David Tennant is nominated twice as part of both Doctor Who and Broadchurch

The fiftieth anniversary special of 'Doctor Who' may have taken place months ago but it certainly looks to be one of the TV highlights from the last year as the feature-length episode has been nominated for the Radio Times Audience Award at this year's Arqiva British Academy Television Awards. The other shows nominated for the award, which is voted for by members of the public, are 'Breaking Bad', 'Broadchurch', 'Educating Yorkshire', 'The Great British Bake Off' and 'Gogglebox'.

The anniversary special, entitled 'The Day of the Doctor', saw Matt Smith and Jenna Colman joined by David Tennant, Billie Piper and John Hurt and was broadcast in cinemas across the country at the same time as the BBC.

What is surprising for 'Doctor Who' fans is that there is no nomination for Matt Smith, whose run as the Doctor ended at Christmas. Leading actor nominations went to 'Fifty Shades of Grey' actor Jamie Dornan for 'The Fall', Sean Harris for 'Southcliffe', Luke Newberry for 'In the Flesh' and Dominic West for 'Burton and Taylor'.

Though that is not to say the show is not represented elsewhere. As well as reappearing in 'Doctor Who' for the anniversary special, former Doctor David Tennant also starred in 'Broadchurch' alongside Olivia Colman (who also appeared in an episode of 'Doctor Who') so the show - or the show's actors at least - is still covered this year in one form or another.

'The Day of the Doctor' was a great landmark in the show's history and is certainly one worthy of the BAFTA nomination. It was emotional, action-packed and full of impressive effects and marked the brief return of some beloved actors from the show's history.

Which show gets your vote?

Amanda Keats dreams of one day going for a spin in the TARDIS where she would love to meet Queen Elizabeth I, John Keats and Jane Austen - though she could happily live her entire life without coming into contact with a Weeping Angel. Follow Amanda Keats on Twitter and Facebook.

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