Channel 4 gets record 27 Bafta nominations and dominates current affairs shortlist

Channel 4 dominates the shortlist for this year's Bafta television awards – with a record 27 nominations including all four positions in the current affairs category.
 
The broadcaster's documentary series Dispatches receives three nominations – for reports on Britain's sex gangs, North Korea and Syria – with a fourth nod for another C4 documentary, The Cruel Cut, on female genital mutilation.
 
The news coverage category sees Channel 4 News up against ITV's coverage of the Woolwich attacks. Two court reports from the north-west are competing against each other: BBC North-west Tonight's coverage of the Dale Cregan trial and ITV Granada's broadcasts from the Lee Rigby trial.
 
The news/current affairs shortlists are as follows:
 
CURRENT AFFAIRS 
THE CRUEL CUT – Love Productions/Channel 4 
THE HUNT FOR BRITAIN’S SEX GANGS (DISPATCHES) – Hardcash Productions/Channel 4 
NORTH KOREA: LIFE INSIDE THE SECRET STATE (DISPATCHES) – Quicksilver Productions/Channel 4 
SYRIA: ACROSS THE LINES (DISPATCHES) – True Vision/Channel 4 
 
NEWS COVERAGE 
CHANNEL 4 NEWS – ITN/Channel 4 
ITV NEWS AT TEN: WOOLWICH ATTACKS – ITN for ITV News/ITV 
THE DALE CREGAN VERDICT: NORTH WEST TONIGHT SPECIAL – BBC News/Northwest Tonight Special/BBC One 
THE LEE RIGBY TRIAL: ITV GRANADA REPORTS – ITV Granada/ITV
 
SPECIALIST FACTUAL
DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM ALIVE – Collossus Productions/Sky 3D 
MARTIN LUTHER KING AND THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON – Smoking Dogs Films/BBC Two 
RICHARD III: THE KING IN THE CAR PARK – Darlow Smithson/Channel 4 
STORY OF THE JEWS – Oxford Film and Television/BBC Two
 
SINGLE DOCUMENTARY 
28 UP SOUTH AFRICA – Shiver/Aljazeera English/ITV 
THE DAY KENNEDY DIED – Finestripe Productions/ITV 
THE MURDER TRIAL – Windfall Films/Channel 4 
THE UNSPEAKABLE CRIME: RAPE – Goldstar Productions/BBC One 
 
The full list of nominations can be found here (PDF)
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