■ IT’S British TV’s biggest night of the year — and while the stars are putting their glad rags away for this socially distanced ceremony — you can still put your thinking cap on and tackle our big quiz of another brilliant year of telly.
This is the simple bit. Get your glad rags on and grab a glass of champers as you settle down on the sofa for the biggest night of the TV calendar. These questions, about popular TV shows, are quite easy.
1. Which actress played Princess Margaret in series three of Netflix hit The Crown?
2. Which Sky Atlantic drama series, about a disaster at a nuclear reactor, has the most nominations at this year’s ceremony?
3. Andrew Scott (above) played a hot priest in which series, written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge?
4. Chewing Gum star Michaela Coel created and starred in which binge-worthy drama about sexual consent, BBC currently on iPlayer?
5. Which recent BBC drama, adapted from a Sally Rooney novel, tells the love story of Marianne and Connell?
The nerves are building now, and the anticipation grows as you settle down on the sofa and wait for envelopes to be opened. You may find this round of questions a little more challenging — can you name the 2020 Bafta nominees from three clues?
1. Journalist + The Real Full Monty + BBC News = ?
2. Line Of Duty + This Is England + Liverpool FC supporter = ?
3. Lip Syncing + Sashay Away + Can I Get An Amen? = ?
4. Maths teacher + comedian + The Apprentice: You’re Fired = ?
5. Star Wars (above) + End Of The F***ing World + Lady Macbeth = ?
This is where it could all go wrong. As the winners are announced, only the very best take home an award, while the other nominees put on a brave face. Here’s the tricky third round — can you name the Bafta-nominated TV show from these one-sentence summaries?
1. Martin Freeman (above) plays a man who risks his career to put a serial killer behind bars.
2. A frustrated teenager makes money at school by becoming a sex therapist.
3. A nuanced portrayal of life in an East London housing estate.
4. Famous comedian turns consumer champion for this amusing version of Watchdog.
5. A Tokyo police detective heads to London to bring back his gangster brother.
Over the years, Bafta has handed out awards to countless deserving stars and shining talents — but have you been paying attention? Test your knowledge in this special Bafta round.
1. Which former star of The IT Crowd is hosting this year’s ceremony?
2. Which comedy double act received the prestigious Bafta Fellowship posthumously in 1999?
3. Which actor won his very first Bafta last year, after six previous TV nominations for playing roles such as Sherlock Holmes and King Richard III?
4. Who will receive the 2020 Bafta TV Special Award and is known for the BBC One series Luther and HBO series The Wire?
5. Which film and TV star, known for her work with Victoria Wood (above), has won four TV Baftas, more than any other actress?
How did you do?
■ Answers are below
1-6: No gong for a performance that naff-ta
7-13: Solid effort but keep your winner’s speech short
14-20: Someone get you a Bafta Fellowship!
1. Helena Bonham Carter
2. Chernobyl (above)
4. I May Destroy You
5. Normal People
1. Victoria Derbyshire
2. Stephen Graham
3. Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK
4. Romesh Ranganathan (above)
5. Naomi Ackie
1. A Confession
2. Sex Education
3. Top Boy
4. Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back
5. Giri/Haji (above)
1. Richard Ayoade
2. Morecambe and Wise
3. Benedict Cumberbatch
4. Idris Elba
5. Julie Walters (above)
■ Tune in to the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards 2020 on BBC1 at tonight (Friday July 31) at 7pm