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Bafta TV Awards: Chernobyl and The Crown among nominees

Bafta TV Awards: Chernobyl and The Crown among nominees

Entertainment
Chernobyl leads the field at this year's Bafta Television Awards, with 14 nominations.The Sky Atlantic miniseries, which was heavily praised by critics, was based on the 1986 disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.It becomes one of the most-nominated shows in the ceremony's history, tying with the 14 nominations Killing Eve received last year.Netflix's Royal drama The Crown has seven nominations in total.Other nominees at this year's ceremony include Fleabag and Giri/Haji - which receive six nominations each.The top Bafta TV nominees Chernobyl - 14 The Crown - 7 Fleabag - 6 Giri / Haji - 6 Bafta TV Awards: The nominations in full The Virtues, Killing Eve, Sex Education and Top Boy have also been recognised.Chernobyl has th...
How Chernobyl quietly became a huge TV hit

How Chernobyl quietly became a huge TV hit

Entertainment
Without fanfare, Chernobyl has become unmissable TV.The Sky Atlantic show, which concludes on Tuesday, is harrowing and unrelentingly bleak, with some complicated science to get to grips with.It is also a western-made drama about a disaster that occurred in the Soviet Union more than 30 years ago, of which details such as the number of deaths are still debated. There was much that could go wrong.And ultimately, we know how the story pans out. But seemingly from nowhere, this five-part mini-series is now the show that everyone is talking about. (Sorry, Game Of Thrones).After just three episodes, Chernobyl topped film and TV database IMDB's list of the greatest 250 TV shows of all time. It currently has a score of 9.7, based on more than 96,000 votes. Fan-voted charts obviously have thei...
Chernobyl: The end of a three-decade experiment

Chernobyl: The end of a three-decade experiment

Science
Since the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986, an area of more than 4,000 square kilometres has been abandoned. That could be about to change, as Victoria Gill discovered during a week-long trip to the exclusion zone. "This place is more than half of my life," says Gennady Laptev. The broad-shouldered Ukrainian scientist is smiling wistfully as we stand on the now dry ground of what was Chernobyl nuclear power plant's cooling pond. "I was only 25 when I started my work here as a liquidator. Now, I'm almost 60." There were thousands of liquidators - workers who came here as part of the mammoth, dangerous clean-up operation following the 1986 explosion. The worst nuclear accident in history. Gennady shows me a coffee table-sized platform...