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TV Podcast: Countdown To The BAFTAs


Countdown To The BAFTAs is your definitive guide to all the categories, genres and nominated shows at the BAFTA Television Awards with P&O Cruises 2024.

Join host Alex Zane for a series of lively discussions with a top panel of stars, industry insiders and TV experts to find out what it takes to be a BAFTA-nominated TV production. We'll be releasing two epiosdes a week covering all the categories at this year's BAFTA Television Awards.

The 2024 BAFTA Television Awards with P&O Cruises will take place on Sunday 12 May - click here to find out how to watch at home.

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Reality, Soap, Daytime

In this episode, Alex Zane is joined by writer and 'Queen Of Soaps' Sharon Marshall and TV Critic and broadcaster Scott Bryan to discuss the nominees for Soap, Reality and Daytime.

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Live Event Coverage, Sports Coverage

In this episode, Alex Zane is joined by Entertainment Editor at Heat Magazine Boyd Hilton and CEO and Executive Producer at Nine Lives, Cat Lewis to discuss the nominees for Live Event Coverage and Sports Coverage.

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In this episode, Alex Zane is joined by TV exec Faraz Osman and foreign affairs journalist, documentary filmmaker and author Ramita Navai to discuss the nominees for Documentaries.

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Scripted Comedy

In this episode, Alex Zane is joined by guests TV critic Boyd Hilton and actress Susan Wokoma to talk all things scripted-comedy.

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In this episode, Alex Zane is joined by entertainment exec Rina Dayalji and TV critic and broadcaster Scott Bryan to unpick the nominees across four categories from this year's BAFTA TV Awards with P&O Cruises.

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In this episode, Alex Zane runs through the best dramas of the year with screenwriter Danny Brocklehurst and film and TV critic Rhianna Dhillon.



Alex Zane welcomes actor and producer Jo Hartley and TV & film critic Rhianna Dhillon to look at the nominees across this year's acting categories


News & Current Affairs

On this episode, Alex Zane welcomes producer Annabel Deegan and presenter Sonali Shah to discuss the ingredients for an outstanding news report.