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Monday, April 19, 1999 Published at 11:58 GMT 12:58 UK


The Bafta TV nominations

Best Actress nomination: Natasha Little (left) as Becky Sharp in Vanity Fair

Best Actress: Francesca Annis for Reckless (ITV), Dame Thora Hird for Talking Heads: Waiting For The Telegram (BBC Two), Natasha Little for Vanity Fair (BBC One) and Joanna Lumley for A Rather English Marriage (BBC Two).

Best Actor: Robert Carlyle for Looking After Jo Jo (BBC Two), Tom Courtenay for A Rather English Marriage (BBC Two), Albert Finney for A Rather English Marriage (BBC Two) and Timothy Spall for Our Mutual Friend (BBC2).

Light Entertainment Performance: John Bird and John Fortune for Rory Bremner...Who Else? (Channel 4), Kathy Burke for Harry Enfield's Yule Log Chums (BBC One), Billy Connolly for 30 Years Of Billy Connolly (BBC One) and Michael Parkinson for Parkinson (BBC One).

Comedy Performance: Caroline Aherne for The Royle Family (BBC Two), Dermot Morgan for Father Ted (Channel 4), Ardal O'Hanlon for Father Ted (Channel 4) and Julie Walters for Dinnerladies (BBC One).

Single Drama: A Life For A Life - The True Story of Stefan Kiszco (ITV), Talking Heads: Playing Sandwiches (BBC Two), A Rather English Marriage (BBC Two) and Talking Heads: Waiting For The Telegram (BBC Two).

Drama Series: The Cops (BBC Two), Jonathan Creek (BBC One), Playing The Field (BBC One) and Undercover Heart (BBC One).

Drama Serial: Amongst Women (BBC Two), Our Mutual Friend (BBC Two), A Respectable Trade (BBC One) and Vanity Fair (BBC One).

Soap: Brookside (Channel 4), Coronation Street (ITV), EastEnders (BBC One), and Hollyoaks (Channel 4).

Factual Series: The Clintons: A Marriage Of Power (Channel 4), Cold War (BBC Two), The Human Body (BBC One), and The Life Of Birds (BBC One).

Light Entertainment Programme or Series: Big Train (BBC Two), Goodness Gracious Me (BBC Two), Rory Bremner...Who Else? (Channel 4) and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? (ITV).

Comedy Programme or Series: Dinnerladies (BBC One), Father Ted (Channel 4), The Royle Family (BBC Two) and The Vicar of Dibley (BBC One).

Arts Programme or Series: Arena: The Brian Epstein Story (BBC Two), Arena: The Noel Coward Trilogy (BBC Two), The Secret Art Of Government (BBC Two) and Vile Bodies: Naked (Channel 4).

Documentary: 42 Up (BBC One), After Lockerbie (ITV), Horizon: Mir Mortals (BBC Two) and Inside Story: Tongue Tied (BBC One).

Live Outside Broadcast: Channel 4 Racing: Derby Day (Channel 4), Eurovision Song Contest (BBC One), Football World Cup Final (BBC One) and World Cup '98: England Vs Argentina (ITV).

News And Current Affairs: Correspondent: ETA Coming In From The Cold (BBC Two), Dispatches: Inside The Animal Liberation Front (Channel 4), ITN's coverage on ITV of the Omagh bomb, and Newsnight's coverage of the Northern Ireland peace process (BBC Two)

Features: Back To The Floor (BBC Two), Changing Rooms (BBC One), House Doctor (Channel 5) and Time Team (Channel 4).

Originality: Born To Be Wild: Operation Lemur with John Cleese (BBC One), Channel 5 News (Channel 5), The Human Body (BBC One) and King Of Chaos (Channel 4).

International programme: Ally McBeal (Channel 4), The Larry Sanders Show (BBC Two), The Simpsons (BBC Two) and The X Files (BBC One).

Lew Grade Audience Award: Casualty (BBC One), Coronation Street (ITV), Dinnerladies (BBC One), EastEnders (BBC One), Goodnight Mr Tom (ITV), Heartbeat (ITV), Inspector Morse (ITV), Men Behaving Badly (BBC One), The Bill (ITV) and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? (ITV).

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