Backstage At The Baftas: Final Thought

JOHN Simm’s face said it all when Life On Mars lost out for the second year in a row.
The Street is an exceptional television series, which deserves every award it gets.
Even so, I still believe the small panel of Bafta judges which decided the fate of Best Drama Series got it wrong this year.
Harry Hill’s TV Burp was named Best Entertainment Programme.
No complaint with that decision.
But it must have been particularly galling for the Life On Mars team to watch one of the clips which secured Harry that particular award.
“My name is Sam Tyler. I had an accident and I woke up as an oven-ready chicken.
“Am I mad, in a coma or back in time?”

The comedy sketch, obviously, impressed the British Academy.
It’s just a shame they didn’t also recognise the brilliant, innovative drama series which inspired it.
As perceptive viewer Janet commented under another Backstage At The Baftas blog entry earlier today:
“I have now come to the conclusion that if Life On Mars had been nominated against a tomato, it would have been a red spherical object making its way to the stage last night.”
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