ITV blown away at Crime Thriller Awards

ITV have been well and truly tucked up, as they say in Martina Cole novels, by the BBC.

Of the 20 Dagger nominations for TV crime dramas at the Specsavers CWA Crime Thriller Awards tomorrow night, the Beeb has snatched 19 (nominations are listed below)! ITV have just the one, and it’s for the pifling nomination of Best Supporting Actor (Laurence Fox, Lewis).

The BBC takes the lot for the TV Dagger noms (Ashes to Ashes, Sherlock, Luther, Wallander), Best Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba, Kenneth Branagh, Philip Glenister), Best Supporting Actress (Dervla Kirwan, Gina McKee, Saskia Reeves, Sophie Okonedo), and only Glenn Close for Damages spoils their clean sweep for Best Actress (Hermione Norris, Keeley Hawes, Maxine Peake and Sue Johnston).

And the show is being broadcast by ITV3 next Tuesday! Fortunately, all 12 nominees for the People’s Detective Dagger are ITV favourites, from Barnaby and Foyle to Morse and Rebus.

But for most of tomorrow night ITV executives will be staring daggers rather than receiving them during the BBC’s champagne popping at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. If looks could kill…


  1. Pleased to see a couple of my favourites there.

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