Mad Dogs has been nominated for a BAFTA Award in the catagory of Best Drama Serial. The four parter for Sky 1, written by Cris Cole and stars Max Beasley, Phil Glenister, John Simm and Marc Warren, with guest stars Ben Chaplin and Maria Botto was a smash-hit for Sky this year, ranking the 11th highest rated programme ever for the channel.

Directed by Adrian Shergold, Mad Dogs is up against Any Human Heart (Channel 4 / Carnival Films), The Sinking of the Laconia (BBC 2 / BBC Productions) and The Promise (Channel 4 / Daybreak Pictures).

The results will be announced at the awards ceremony in London on 22 May.