Usually after a busy day at LMA, we find ourselves scrambling home to get ready for a night out in the city. But, recently our evenings have been spent racing home, getting into our PJs, plonking ourselves down on the sofa and switching on the TV to get our next dose of gripping drama. 

Whether it was watching Eve get her sweet revenge on the sanctimonious Villanelle in Killing Eve, or having to blink back tears as the Dynasties crew valiantly saved a waddle of penguins, 2018 was the year that British television was nothing less than spectacular.

In the wake of last month’s BAFTA awards, where we saw Bohemian Rhapsody and The Favourite scoop a grand total of nine BAFTAs , we’re confident that at this year’s BAFTA TV awards, British television will put on just as good a show. .

We caught up with our very own Tony Ealey, creative director of film and television at LMA – who’s worked on some of Britain’s most iconic film and television projects for over 20 years –to find out who which must-sees he thinks will be nominated for a BAFTA TV award this year:

The last 12 months have been a real golden year for British television.  British drama has propelled taboo topics into the living room, leaving us with no option but to sit up and listen.

Jed Mercurio’s Bodyguard, was pioneering.  Having the PTSD-suffering army vet, Richard Madden, protecting the home secretary, especially when she, Keeley Hawes’ politics are despicable to him, was just brilliant.

Killing Eve cannot – and I’m confident it will not – be overlooked.  Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh deserve recognition for gripping performances – the writers should definitely be acknowledged for keeping us on the edge of our sofas until the very last scene.

The combination of comedy and tragedy makes for great viewing for modern sophisticated audiences – and I loved the way they cleverly alluded to the struggles women can face in a male-dominated world.

At the other end of the spectrum, This Country continues to get even funnier.  Charlie and Daisy Cooper, the writers and actors, most definitely get my vote for Best Comedy! Who would have thought that a mockumentary about residents of a village in the West Country could be so compelling?

All things considered, it’s definitely fair to say that British Drama has a lot to live up to in 2019 – and I can’t wait!

What had you glued to the telly in 2018? Let us know by tweeting us @LMALiverpool