Doctor Who faces Sherlock and Downton in the 2014 Freesat Awards

Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor is competing against Sherlock and Downton Abbey for the Best of British at the 2014 Freesat Free TV Awards.

The Freesat Free TV Awards, which take place on 17th June, celebrate the best in free TV in the UK. There are 12 categories, including the newest addition, Best TV Drama, for which Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror: Be Right Back on Channel 4 and hit BBC Two police drama Line of Duty have been nominated. 

For the first time TV Times has sponsored two special categories the public can vote in: TV Personality of the Year and Best British Soap. Contenders in the soap category are last year’s victors, Coronation Street, Hollyoaks, Doctors, Emmerdale, EastEnders and regional soaps River City (BBC Scotland) and Pobol y Cwm (S4C). Kylie Minogue, Ant & Dec, Emma Willis, Mary Berry, Paul O’Grady, Clare Balding, Susanna Reid, Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, as well as Jonny Mitchell (the headteacher from Educating Yorkshire) have been nominated for the Personality prize.

Voting automatically enters you into a draw to win one of 10 Freesat+ HD with Freetime boxes (Ts & Cs apply). Voting ends at 12 midnight on 12th May 2014.

Last year’s winners include BBC Radio 5 Live winning Best News Channel and the London 2012 Olympics for Best Live TV Programme or Series.

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 17th June and at the Twitter account @freesat_tv.

Freesat is a subscription-free satellite TV service that offers digital TV to UK residents. All you need is a Freesat box or a TV with Freesat built in. It allows access to a range of channels, radio services and on-demand television, such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and 4OD.