As the high point of the soaps calendar, the British Soap Awards, approaches we felt it was time to have a look at the do’s and don’ts, the highs and the lows of awards shows.

Let soaps specialist Sarah Waterfall guide you through the pitfalls of the red carpet paparazzi, the after-party shenanigans, the fashion disasters, the air kisses and all the other fun that define TV awards shows.

Watch the A-Z of Awards Shows, above.

The British Soap Awards will be held in Manchester on May 16 and will be screened on ITV the following week. What’s on TV will be on the red carpet and at the awards, bringing you exclusive video and gossip.