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Little Britain leads Bafta list
Vicky Pollard and teacher from the BBC's Little Britain
Little Britain is nominated in two categories
BBC Three comedy Little Britain is among the leading nominees for this year's Bafta TV Awards.

Little Britain is in the running for best comedy series, while Matt Lucas and David Walliams are shortlisted for best comedy performance.

Strictly Come Dancing faces I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here and Friday Night With Jonathan Ross for the entertainment series award.

EastEnders failed to gain a nomination for the second year in succession.

Double nominees

But BBC series Holby City and Doctors have been shortlisted in the continuing drama category, along with ITV's Coronation Street and The Bill.

The BBC has bagged a total of 39 nominations, followed by Channel 4 with 17, ITV with 14, while Five and Sky have collected one each.

Michael Palin in his Bafta-nominated series Himalaya

I'm A Celebrity hosts Ant & Dec are also nominated for best entertainment performance, and face opposition from Paul O'Grady and Paul Merton for his long-running role on Have I Got News For You?

Nighty Night - another comedy that began life on BBC3 - has been shortlisted twice, for best sitcom and comedy performance for its star and creator, Julia Davis.

A number of drama shows have scored two nominations both drama and acting categories, including Channel 4's Shameless and Dirty Filthy Love.

The ITV drama about a man's struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Order also gains a best actor nomination for Michael Sheen.

Best drama

Shameless competes alongside BBC productions Spooks, Bodies and Conviction for the title of best drama series.

Michael Palin's Himalaya series has been nominated for best factual series - his 1990 programme Around The World In 80 Days won three Bafta TV awards.

Television news and current affairs is also recognised at the awards, with coverage of the tsunami disaster and the Madrid bombings among the nominations.

This year's awards will be presented at a ceremony in London on 17 April, which is being hosted by Graham Norton.

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