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Radio Times Audience Award Winner in 2015 - Sherlock

10 May 2015

Sherlock won the Radio Times Audience Award in 2015, as voted by the British public.

The Radio Times Audience Award is the only category at the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards voted for by the public. Thousands voted and made Sherlock their winner in 2015.  Here's what the team behind the show had to say about their win...

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The nominated television programmes were selected by an expert jury and represent some of the most popular shows from the past year. The nominated programmes were:

The Winner in 2015


Two years after the devastating events of The Reichenbach Fall, Dr John Watson has got on with his life. New horizons and romance beckon in the shape of the beautiful and smart Mary Morstan. But Sherlock Holmes is about to rise from the grave. And even though it’s what his best friend wanted more than anything, for John Watson it might well be a case of ‘be careful what you wish for!’

In three brand new adventures, Sherlock and John face baffling mystery beneath the streets of London – a wedding that’s not quite what it seems and the arrival of the repellent and terrifying blackmailer Charles Augustus Magnussen. Who is the mysterious disappearing man? How can a Royal Guardsman bleed to death in a locked room? And what is the secret that threatens to blow apart everything the reunited friends hold dear?

Sherlock is back, but will things ever be the same again?  

Event: House of Fraser British Academy Television AwardsDate: Sun 10 May 2015Venue: Theatre Royal, Drury LaneHost: Graham Norton-Area:BAFTA/Stephen Butler

The Nominees in 2015:

CillaITV/Stuart Wood‎Cilla

Cilla is a three part biopic starring Sherdian Smith as Priscilla White, a young Liverpudlian typist from humble beginnings with a burning ambition to succeed as a singer. Through the prism of her relationship with future husband Bobby Willis and manager Brian Epstein, a closet homosexual who also manages the Beatles, this is the true story of her journey to become one of the most successful female singers in British history - 'Cilla Black'.

The drama captures the essence of 1960's Liverpool with its atmosphere of promise and excitement as the Merseybeat scene explodes onto the national and international stage.


EastEnders has been broadcasting for 30 years (it celebrated its 30th anniversary in February 2015). Set in the East End of London, it explores through its multi-ethnic cast, every facet of modern British life, with stories ranging from hard-hitting social issues, to personal, human tragedy, and light character comedy.

Game of ThronesSkyGame Of Thrones

The quest for power gains momentum in the fourth season of the epic fantasy drama as we rejoin the various factions vying for the Iron Throne. No one's position is secure, though: despite wiping out their Stark rivals in the world's least joyous wedding, the Lannisters are fast becoming their own worst enemy, and is Daenerys, the Mother of Dragons, starting to lose control of her secret weapons? Plus, a new player enters the game in the form of the Lion-loathing Oberyn Martell, also known as the Red Viper of Dorne (Pedro Pascal, The Good Wife).

Great British Bake Off 2014BBCThe Great British Bake Off

This fifth series was Bake Off’s first outing on BBC ONE, and an indisputable hit – a staggering twelve million viewers watched the final. Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins presented with trademark humour and irreverence, while Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood scrutinized the contestants’ outstanding bakes.

This year’s bakers were the most diverse in age yet, from Martha, Bake Off’s youngest ever contestant, to Diana, a WI stalwart in her late 70s. Each week they took on a new set of challenges, from vast biscuit structures and a twenty-layered sponge, to nail biting showstoppers, including three tiered pies and Baked Alaska…

While the competition keeps audiences on the edge of their seats, and the humour and general bonhomie has made this series popular viewing for all ages, The Great British Bake Off is above all a celebration of the nation’s home baking; this series’ champion was Nancy, a grandmother who’s been baking for forty years… 

The MissingCompany Television ProductionThe Missing

When five year-old Oliver disappears while on holiday in France, it sets off a manhunt that will last for years and years to come. The Missing takes you inside the mind of a father, Tony, desperate to find his lost son.

Told through a delicate and complex narrative that reflects the fractured and frantic battle for a lost child, The Missing is a thrilling and heart-breaking drama of a life consumed by hope, love, truth and obsession.

A gripping puzzle with twists and turns at every stage, Tony’s exhaustive search fractures his marriage to Emily and threatens to destroy his life. Julien, the French police detective who launched the initial search for the child, also finds himself drawn back into the hunt that he was never able to resolve when Oliver first disappeared.

Exploring the emotional cost of a child's adduction, this gripping relationship thriller is told over two time frames, simultaneously, in two countries.

Strictly Come DancingBBC/Ray BurmistonStrictly Come Dancing

In 2015 the Strictly team created yet another successful run as Tess Daley and Claudia Winkleman took on co-hosting duties. Over 14 weeks the series delivered crowd pleasing group performances, innovative couples routines and slick, entertaining live programmes held together brilliantly with warmth and humour by Tess and Claudia which consistently topped the ratings.

In the middle of its run, Strictly upped sticks to the Vegas of the North to bring viewers another live dance extravaganza from Blackpool Tower Ballroom. With backing dancers, a live band, supersize props and an audience of over one thousand, the stage was set for nine couples to make their bid to get through to the next round. The show starts with a floor-filling group routine based on the dream of dancing at Blackpool. This is followed by nine superb dances, with each couple delivering their very best performances, reflected in the glowing comments from our judges.

The costume, make-up, design and lighting teams excel with a unique, creative take on each of the tracks. The end result provides drama, humour, emotion and intimacy delivering the highest creative standards yet again from this hugely popular show.