Doctor Who - Downton Abbey And Doctor Who Lead Nta Nominations
Downton Abbey and Doctor Who are leading the nominations ahead of Britain's upcoming National Television Awards (Nta).
The popular period drama will do battle with the sci-fi show for the Best Drama award along with Merlin and last year's (11) winner, Waterloo Road.
Doctor Who star Matt Smith has also been nominated in the Best Actor category, while his co-star Karen Gillan will compete for the Best Actress prize.
In the other categories, shows including The Only Way Is Essex, Celebrity Juice, I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, Come Dine With Me and The Apprentice will compete to win the Best Reality Show trophy, while The X Factor, Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing on Ice and Britain's Got Talent are in the running for Best Talent Show.
The awards will be handed out during a ceremony at London's O2 Arena on 25 January (12).