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Ireland gets six nominations for the 2013 BAFTA TV Awards

Those that got nods with Irish connections, include The Graham Norton Show, Ripper Street and The Shame of the Catholic Church.

THE BAFTA TELEVISION award nominations for 2013 have been announced and there are six Irish nominations in the mix.

First up is Ripper Street which is nominated for Best Drama Series in 2013. The hit drama, which airs on BBC One, is set to return to Dublin shortly to film series two. The first series was set in Whitechapel in London’s East End in 1889, six months after the infamous Jack the Ripper murders.


The Graham Norton Show presented by the Irish comedian is up for two awards in the Entertainment Performance and Entertainment Programme categories. The celebraity chat show focuses on people, trends, stories and celebrity culture.


In the Mini Series category, Dubliner Aisling Walsh was nominated for the BBC Four show, Room at the Top, which is an adaptation of John Braine’s novel about a young man on the make in 1940s Yorkshire.

The Shame of the Catholic Church by This World Productions was broadcast on BBC2 is included in the Current Affairs category. It showed decades of clerical abuse and cover up in the Catholic church in Ireland.


In the Comedy Programme section, Wexford man Declan Lowney got the nod for directing of Mr Stink, a one-off 60 minute comedy drama based on David Walliams tale of a tramp who is befriended by a local girl.


The BAFTA Television Awards will take place on Sunday, 12 May. See here for a full list of nominees.

Frocking hell! It’s the BAFTAs and the Grammys, rolled into one >

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