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David Tennant up for Royal Television Society award

David Tennant in Single Father
Image caption David Tennant is nominated for his role in BBC One drama Single Father

Actors David Tennant and Jim Broadbent have been nominated for best actor at this year's Royal Television Society Programme Awards.

Tennant, up for his role in Single Father, and Broadbent, recognised for Any Human Heart, will go against Johnny Harris, star of This Is England '86.

The Million Pound Drop, The Cube and X Factor and will compete for best entertainment programme.

Coronation Street, EastEnders and Casualty will vie for best soap.

Julie Walters is up for best actress for her role as the late politician Mo Mowlam in the Channel 4 drama Mo, which won her a Bafta award last year.

The bipoic is also up for best single drama and drama writing.

Natalie Press and Vicky McClure are also nominated for their performances in Five Daughters and This Is England '86.

Downton Abbey, Sherlock and Misfits are also all shortlisted for best drama series.

British Comedy Award winner Miranda Hart is nominated for comedy performance for her BBC series Miranda, while the show is also up for best scripted comedy along with The Inbetweeners and Rev.

Channel 4 ratings success My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding is among the nominations for best single documentary.

Piers Morgan has a best presenter nominated for Piers Morgan's Life Stories and will compete with Reggie Yates for Autistic Superstars and Professor Brian Cox for Wonders of the Solar System.

The awards, which will also honour history, arts, science and children's programming, will be presented at a London ceremony on 15 March.

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