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Night Manager and Doctor Foster up for TV Choice awards

Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston in The Night Manager
Image caption Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston headed the cast of BBC drama The Night Manager

Hit spy drama The Night Manager and drama Doctor Foster are among the nominees for best new drama at the TV Choice awards.

Tom Hiddleston has also been nominated for the best actor prize for the awards on 5 September.

Hiddleston's competition includes Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi and Peaky Blinders actor Cillian Murphy.

ITV's Marcella and the BBC's epic adaptation on War and Peace are also shortlisted in the new drama category.

Image caption Suranne Jones (in mirror) is shortlisted for BBC One's Doctor Foster

Downton Abbey mirrors Peaky Blinders by being nominated in the best actor, best actress and best drama series categories.

Jim Carter and Laura Carmichael are singled out for their Downton contribution, while Helen McCrory is cited for her work in Blinders.

Doctor Foster's Suranne Jones and Happy Valley's Sarah Lancashire complete the line-up in the best actress category.

Jo Brand to host

EastEnders and Emmerdale lead the field overall with five nominations apiece in the four soap-oriented categories.

Mary Berry makes two appearances in the shortlist, with The Great British Bake Off up for best talent show and her BBC Two series on Foolproof Cooking nominated in the food show category.

The best daytime show category, meanwhile, sees one BBC show - teatime quiz Pointless - ranged against three ITV offerings - The Chase, Loose Women and This Morning.

All the nominations for this year's awards, to be hosted in London by comedian Jo Brand, can be found on the TV Choice magazine's official website.

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