Where to watch the Bafta nominees on Freeview

31 Mar • 6 min read

Awards season is well underway, and with the TV Bafta nominations in, we want to take a look at where you can watch some of the very best shows from the last 12 months.

2022 was a cracking year for telly. From universally loved shows like The Masked Singer, to critically acclaimed favourites such as Am I Being Unreasonable? - it’s clear that the competition this year will be fiercer than ever. Here are some of our personal favourites:

Let me entertain you

If you didn’t already know it, this year’s nominations tell us that Freeview is still the place to be for all your favourite entertainment shows. Both Entertainment and Comedy Entertainment categories are completely dominated by the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, with the likes of Strictly Come Dancing, The Graham Norton Show and Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway among the favourites to scoop the awards.

We’ve been particularly enjoying Taskmaster on Channel 4 over the last 12 months and the show continues to go from strength to strength. Despite already clinching a Bafta a few years ago, we’re not ruling out the show, hosted by Alex Horne and Greg Davies, winning once again. It’s equal parts hilarious as it is infuriating, so roll on Series 15, we say!

Barrel of laughs

In keeping with the comedic theme, the Scripted Comedy category is another hotly contested one. We’ve previously waxed lyrical about Am I Being Unreasonable? so it comes as no surprise to see the masterpiece written by Daisy May Cooper and Selin Hizli is up for an award. The six-part comedy-thriller had us gripped from the opening scenes and gave us laughs and the odd scream in an abundance. The only complaint is that there weren’t more episodes…

The instant hit faces stiff competition though, particularly from Derry Girls. Despite being loosely based on the real life situations regarding the Troubles in Northern Ireland in the late 90’s, the show still manages to be a constant bundle of laughs. It’s a massive testament to both the creator Lisa McGee but also the fantastic cast that Derry Girls has at its disposal. Seriously. What a talented bunch they are!

It’s arguably the most competitive category with Big Boys and Ghosts making up the other nominations. Who would you like to see walk away with the gold?

Usual suspects

As expected, Eastenders and Emmerdale find themselves in the running for Best Soap and Continuing Drama. Both have continued to entertain and excite fans with new characters and nail-biting storylines hitting our screens every week.

The Yorkshire soap enjoyed its 50th anniversary in 2022 and it’s safe to say that there are no signs of things slowing down. Over in Walford, everyone’s favourite East End community left us with more cliff-hangers than you can shake a stick at. We all remember how menacing Gray Atkins was, right? Elsewhere, there was a notable absentee from this year's list of nominations as Coronation Street was snubbed by the Bafta panel.

It was a big year for Corrie last year so the omission comes as a bit of a surprise. Nevertheless, with Casualty making up the nominations in this category, there’s no doubt that it’ll be a hard-fought victory for whoever comes out on top on the night.

Everyone’s a winner

Of course, awards are a great way of measuring success in the entertainment industry. But let’s face it, the real winner is us - the viewers. 2022 was another unforgettable year for TV. Live sporting events such as the Women’s Euro Final helped galvanise the nation, while tragic events such as the Queen’s passing gave us more moments that will live long in our memories.

As always, we’d love to hear from you via email, Twitter or Facebook. Let us know which Bafta nominated shows you’ve loved over the past year.