Fred West drama heads TV Baftas shortlist with four nominations

A TV drama about serial killer Fred West headed the shortlist for the TV Baftas with nominations for four awards.

ITV1's Appropriate Adult's haul of nods includes best actor for Dominic West, who played the murderer, and best actress for Emily Watson, as well as best supporting actress and best mini series.

BBC1 hit Sherlock and Channel 4's gritty This Is England '88 have three nominations apiece for the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards, which take place on May 27.

Here's a look at the nominees:

Dominic West and Benedict Cumberbatch
Dominic West and Benedict Cumberbatch pick up Leading Actor nominations for the TV Baftas Credit: PA

LEADING ACTOR

  • Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, BBC1)
  • Dominic West (Appropriate Adult, ITV1)
  • John Simm (Exile, BBC1)
  • Joseph Gilgun (This is England '88, Channel 4)
Emily Watson and Romola Garai
Emily Watson and Romola Garai are both nominated for Leading Actress Credit: PA

LEADING ACTRESS

  • Emily Watson (Appropriate Adult, ITV1)
  • Nadine Marshall (Random, Channel 4)
  • Romola Garai (The Crimson Petal And The White, BBC2)
  • Vicky McClure (This is England '88, Channel 4)
Martin Freeman and Andrew Scott
Martin Freeman and Andrew Scott are nominated for Supporting Actor Credit: PA

SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Andrew Scott (Sherlock, BBC1)
  • Joseph Mawle (Birdsong, BBC1)
  • Martin Freeman (Sherlock, BBC1)
  • Stephen Rea (The Shadowline, BBC2)
Dame Maggie Smith
Dame Maggie Smith is nominated for her role as Lady Violet in ITV1's Downton Abbey Credit: PA

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Anna Chancellor (The Hour, BBC2)
  • Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey, ITV1)
  • Miranda Hart (Call The Midwife, BBC1)
  • Monica Dolan (Appropriate Adult, ITV1)

MINI SERIES

  • Appropriate Adult (ITV1)
  • The Crimson Petal And The White (BBC2)
  • This Is England '88 (Channel 4)
  • Top Boy (Channel 4)

SOAP AND CONTINUING DRAMA

  • Coronation Street(ITV1)
  • EastEnders (BBC1)
  • Holby City (BBC1)
  • Shameless (Channel 4)