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3/01/2011 03:48:00 pm - Reported by Harry Ward

The Royal Television Society has announced the shortlist for this year's RTS Programme Awards.

Although Doctor Who has missed out on a nomination, it is represented in five categories. The Sarah Jane Adventures is up against Tracy Beaker Returns for Children's Drama. David Tennant (the tenth Doctor) and Jim Broadbent, who played the eleventh Doctor in Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death, have been nominated in Actor (Male) for their work in Single Father and Any Human Heart, respectively. Reggie Yates (Leo Jones) is nominated in the Presenter category for his work on Autistic Superstars, which seeked out a cast of talented young people with autism to perform at a music event in London. Reggie has competition from Piers Morgan and Professor Brian Cox.

Also nominated is the Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss creation, Sherlock, which is up against ITV's Downton Abbey in Drama Series. Finally, A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss, which celebrates the greatest achievements of horror cinema, has been nominated in Arts.

A full list of nominees is available on the RTS website.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony on 15 March 2011 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. The evening will be hosted by comedian and television presenter Dara O’Briain.

The Royal Television Society is Britain's leading forum for television and related media, and has existed for over 80 years.