'Peaky Blinders' Ballet to Perform at 2024 BAFTA TV Awards

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Even before the BBC bought out BritBox International to make it the new streaming home of the British Broadcast Corporation, the service had gone all in on BAFTA, signing on to become the exclusive streaming home of both the annual Film and Television Awards, along with picking up the Oliviers for theatre. In the case of the Film Awards, the BAFTAs had David Tennant as host to help draw Americans in; the Oliviers brought Hannah Waddingham and her triple threat song and dance numbers. 

However, for TV, the BAFTAS are sticking with their usual duo hosts of comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan, two names lesser known in the states, meaning the show will have to run more on the shows and the A-list stars up for statues. Luckily, once audiences tune in, they’ll find Beckett and Ranganathan quite a delightful pair. Like Ant and Dec, they are genuinely friends, not just co-workers. The two have been co-hosting the TV BAFTAs for a few years now, so they’re old hands at keeping the live show running smoothly. 

The duo also hosts the red carpet that occurs beforehand. The show, which broadcasts from the Southbank Centre’s Festival Hall in London, curates fan questions for the preshow event. The two have been online ahead of the show, asking fans to submit questions for the nominees, with the threat (or the promise) that some of them might actually get used live in front of those tuning in. Check out the video below to get a feel for how they work together. (And maybe submit a question yourself!)

The 2024 BAFTA TV Awards Performances

The BAFTAs love to highlight the evening with funky performances. The BAFTA Film Awards, for example, pulled Sophie Ellis-Bextor out of her one-hit wonder obscurity to perform "Murder on the Dancefloor" after Saltburn turned it into a Top Ten hit twenty years after it was initially released. For the BAFTA Television Awards, the show has booked a special dance theatre performance of Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby, a prequel ballet developed by Rambert stage's artistic director Benoit Swan Pouffer alongside Peaky Blinders' series creator Steven Knight

The ballet was filmed for television and broadcast during the eligibility period, so it is not a stunt but a piece that technically falls under the awards' jurisdiction. With the Peaky Blinders movie heading into filming in the summer of 2024, this is a perfect way to remind audiences how much they loved the original show and hype up everyone for its eventual return on Netflix.

The BAFTA TV 2024 Nominees

Like the Emmys, the BAFTA Television Awards have a "Creative" ceremony held in the weeks before that celebrates the dozens of categories that don't make the broadcast cut. (You can find those winners here.) 

Here's a rundown of the nominees for the awards given out during the primetime ceremony. 

Drama Series

Limited Drama

Leading Actress

  • Anjana Vasan, Demon 79 (Black Mirror)
  • Anne Reid, The Sixth Commandment
  • Bella Ramsey, The Last of Us
  • Helena Bonham Carter, Nolly
  • Sarah Lancashire, Happy Valley
  • Sharon Horgan, Best Interests

Leading Actor

Supporting Actress

  • Elizabeth Debicki, The Crown
  • Harriet Walter, Succession
  • Jasmine Jobson, Top Boy
  • Lesley Manville, The Crown
  • Nico Parker, The Last of Us
  • Siobhan Finneran, Happy Valley

Supporting Actor

  • Amit Shah, Happy Valley
  • Éanna Hardwicke, The Sixth Commandment 
  • Harris Dickinson, A Murder at the End of the World
  • Jack Lowden, Slow Horses 
  • Matthew Macfadyen, Succession
  • Salim Daw, The Crown 


  • The Bear (FX
  • Beef (Netflix)
  • Class Act (Netflix)
  • The Last of Us (HBO)
  • Love & Death (HBO)
  • Succession (HBO)

Scripted Comedy

Female Performance in a Comedy

  • Bridget Christie, The Change
  • Gbemisola Ikumelo, Black Ops 
  • Máiréad Tyers, Extraordinary
  • Roisin Gallagher, The Lovers
  • Sofia Oxenham, Extraordinary
  • Taj Atwal, Hullraisers

Male Performance in a Comedy

  • Adjani Salmon, Dreaming Whilst Black
  • David Tennant, Good Omens
  • Hammed Animashaun, Black Ops
  • Jamie Demetriou, A Whole Lifetime with Jamie Demetriou
  • Joseph Gilgun, Brassic 
  • Mawaan Rizwan, Juice 

Writer: Comedy

  • Jack Rooke, Big Boys
  • Jamie Demetriou, A Whole Lifetime with Jamie Demetriou
  • Kat Sadler, Such Brave Girls 
  • Mawaan Rizwan, Juice

Writer: Drama

  • Charlie Brooker & Bisha K Ali, Demon 79 (Black Mirror)
  • Jesse Armstrong, Succession
  • Sally Wainwright, Happy Valley
  • Sarah Phelps, The Sixth Commandment

Entertainment Programme

Comedy Entertainment Programme

  • The Graham Norton Show
  • Late Night Lycett
  • Rob & Romesh Vs 
  • Would I Lie To You?

Factual Entertainment

  • Celebrity Race Across The World 
  • The Dog House
  • Endurance: Race To The Pole
  • Portrait Artist of the Year

Entertainment Performance

  • Anthony McPartlin & Declan Donnelly, I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! 
  • Big Zuu, Big Zuu's Big Eats 
  • Graham Norton, The Graham Norton Show
  • Hannah Waddingham, Eurovision Song Contest 2023
  • Joe Lycett, Late Night Lycett
  • Rob Beckett & Romesh Ranganathan, Rob & Romesh Vs


  • Casualty
  • EastEnders
  • Emmerdale 


Short Form

  • Mobility
  • The Skewer: Three Twisted Years 
  • Stealing Ukraine's Children: Inside Russia's Camps
  • Where It Ends 

Factual Series

Specialist Factual

  • Chimp Empire
  • The Enfield Poltergeist
  • Forced Out
  • White Nanny, Black Child

Current Affairs

  • Inside Russia: Traitors And Heroes (Storyville)
  • Putin vs The West
  • Russell Brand: In Plain Sight (Dispatches)
  • The Shamima Begum Story (This World) 

News Coverage

  • Inside Gaza: Israel And Hamas At War
  • Inside Myanmar - The Hidden War
  • Israel-Hamas War

Sports Coverage

  • Cheltenham Festival Day One
  • MOTD Live: FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 
  • Wimbledon 2023 Men's Final

Single Documentary

  • David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived
  • Ellie Simmonds: Finding My Secret Family
  • Hatton
  • Vjeran Tomic: The Spider-Man of Paris


  • Banged Up 
  • Married At First Sight UK 
  • My Mum, Your Dad
  • Squid Game: The Challenge

Live Event Coverage

Memorable Moment

  • Beckham, David teases Victoria about her 'working class' upbringing
  • Doctor Who, Ncuti Gatwa revealed as the 15th Doctor 
  • Happy Valley, Catherine Cawood & Tommy Lee Royce's final kitchen showdown
  • The Last of Us, Bill & Frank's Story
  • The Piano, 13-year-old Lucy stuns commuters with jaw-dropping piano performance
  • Succession, Logan Roy's death

The BAFTA Television Awards 2024 red carpet will stream live in the U.S. at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT, followed by the ceremony itself at 3 p.m. ET/12n PT on BritBox.


Ani Bundel has been blogging professionally since 2010. A DC native, Hufflepuff, and Keyboard Khaleesi, she spends all her non-writing time taking pictures of her cats. Regular bylines also found on MSNBC, Paste, Primetimer, and others. 

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