Where to stream the 2019 BAFTA TV nominees
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts have picked the crème de la crème of TV series made and screened in the UK, with the winners being announced on 12 May.
These are the contenders you’ll find on Showmax and Netflix in South Africa.
- Male performance in a comedy programme: Alex Macqueen
- Female performance in a comedy programme: Julia Davis
- Scripted comedy
When Sally is courted by the free-spirited Emma, she drops her boring fiancé for a wild affair. Emma might not be as harmless as she seems – but maybe that’s exactly what Sally needs.
The Bodyguard (Netflix)
- Leading actress: Keeley Hawes
- Drama series
- Must-see moment: Julia Montague assassinated
The Bodyguard is action-packed from its opening minutes to its last. War veteran David Budd (Richard Madden, who won a Golden Globe for this role), is assigned to protect controversial Home Secretary Julia Montague. But his beliefs clash severely with hers, and he finds himself torn.
The Handmaid’s Tale (Showmax)
In Season 1, we are introduced to the Republic of Gilead, a dystopian version of America, where Elisabeth Moss’s Offred is a slave to a high-ranking government official and his wife. Season 2, like the first, pulls no punches, opens on a shocking scene that brings the brutality of the Republic of Gilead to life. Offred and her sisters might survive, but freedom will take much more. Both Seasons 1 and 2 are on Showmax, with Season 3 landing later this year.
Logan Roy has built a powerful company and must choose which of his children will take it over. But not everyone is happy with his plans… With an all-star cast including Kieran Culkin, Brian Cox, Mathew MacFadyen, Hiam Abbass, Jeremy Strong and Sarah Snook.
Queer Eye (Netflix)
- Must-see moment: Tom completes his transformation
With an average rating of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes for the first two seasons, the third season of this award-winning reality show returns. Expect more emotional makeovers and tear-jerking moments as the team heads to Kansas City.
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (Netflix)
- Single drama
Watch, or rather, make 19-year-old game developer Stefan lose his grip on reality in this creepy, choose-your-own-ending scarefest in the Black Mirror franchise. A game within a game within a game. Bandersnatch is the most meta movie you’ll ever watch.
Life & Death Row (Showmax)
- Factual series
This BBC documentary tells the story of some young people affected by capital punishment. Each episode looks at a different aspect, from investigations to trial and punishment, and execution. Seasons 1 and 2 on Showmax. The Mass Execution, which was nominated, is the name of Season 4.
Derry Girls (Netflix)
- Scripted comedy
The hilarious exploits of a gang of 16-year-olds (four girls and their male tagalong) as they navigate Catholic school, English oppression and life in a small town in Northern Ireland in the late 1990s. This is as Irish as it gets.