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January 8th, 2013 38 comments

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Doctor Who National Television Awards

Sherlock and Doctor Who head to head at National Television AwardsFrom BBC News…

Sherlock and Doctor Who are up against each other for two prizes at the National Television Awards this month.

The shows – both run by writer and producer Steven Moffat – are up for best drama, along with Downtown Abbey and Merlin.

Doctor Who star Matt Smith and Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Sherlock, are in the running for the best actor prize.

Winners will be announced at London’s O2 Arena on 23 January.

Moffat said: “Well this is very flattering, but also terrifying. I hope everyone votes with tremendous care and the result is an exact draw between both shows.”
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I hope everyone votes with tremendous care and the result is an exact draw between both shows.”

Steven Moffat

Karen Gillan, who bowed out last year as the Doctor’s companion Amy Pond, is nominated for the best female drama performance.

She is up against comedy star Miranda Hart for her role in Call The Midwife, Suranne Jones for Scott and Bailey and Sheridan Smith for Mrs Biggs, in which she played the wife of Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs.

In the best male drama performance category, Smith and Cumberbatch are up against Colin Morgan, the star of Merlin, and Daniel Mays for his performance as Ronnie Biggs in Mrs Biggs.



  • Mrs cindy cave

    February 21st, 2013 - 6:17pm

    Dear ALL at this Doctor who site here I am writing you this little note or message just to say that I Love ALL of the Dr who programmes specialy with David Tennant because he is my very best Dr who person & I Like him very much indeed o.k. BEST REGUARDS from a Mrs cindy cave to David Tennant THE BEST DR WHO EVER in the whole of the( UNIVERSE)! (x. x. x)

  • DalekTheSupreme

    January 30th, 2013 - 6:00am

    You said it! There hasn’t been an episode of Doctor Who I didn’t like this year! I bet if it hadn’t been cut in half, it would’ve won big-time!


    January 29th, 2013 - 5:53pm

    Yeah I agree, Steven Moffat shouldn’t have cut series 7 in half with part of it last year and part of it this year.

    Modern Doctor Who always works well with a new series being broadcast throughout 13 full weeks without interruption like has been the case with series 6 and 7, series 1 to 5 had all played out without a break between episodes, they just played one Saturday after the other and finished 12 Saturdays after the first episode of each series, with a Christmas episode coming later each year.

  • Robert Rowley

    January 26th, 2013 - 9:44pm

    Here’s why I think doctor who didn’t win…the timing of the episodes, everyone has gotten so used to the easter/spring timings for the show that they simply didn’t bother sticking around! That’s what my mum said when she saw that Downton Abbey won!


    January 24th, 2013 - 8:52am


    Doctor Who should have kicked your posh little ass at the Awards, GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR !!!!!!!! 😛

    I’m venting frustration for all Doctor Who fans.

    Watch out Downtown Abby – DOCTOR WHO WILL WIN NEXT YEAR, you bet your sorry little butt it will !!!!! 😛

  • Justininferno

    January 24th, 2013 - 6:36am

    To be pedantic, DW hasn’t actually been running for 50 years. Its production stopped in 1989 for a massive 15years!! The BBC hated it! So it actually ran for 26 years, came back as an American production in 1996 and then resumed in 2005. Never forget the 15 years lost.

  • Scott the Raptor

    January 23rd, 2013 - 9:42pm

    What a way to start the 50th anniversary. None of Moffats shows won.

  • daleksean

    January 23rd, 2013 - 9:37pm

    im watching this now and thinking that i have not seen matt smith or karen gillan i have seen arther darvill has anyone seen matt or karen

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