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James Nesbitt thriller The Secret, Game of Thrones and Line of Duty among BAFTA nominees

A number of Northern Ireland-based productions have been nominated for this year's Television BAFTAs.

Tense thriller The Secret, which starred Coleraine actor James Nesbitt, has been shortlisted in the Mini-series category.

In the ITV drama Nesbitt played Castleknock dentist Colin Howell, who made a pack with his mistress Hazel Stewart to murder their spouses.

The real life murders only came to light 18 years later after Howell confessed to the crimes.

Irish actress Genevieve O’Reilly co-starred alongside Nesbitt.

The series faces BAFTA competition from The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses, National Treasure and The Witness for the Prosecution.

Elsewhere, popular fantasy series Game of Thrones - which is partly filmed across Northern Ireland - has been shortlisted in the Virgin TV Must See Moment category for it's 'Battle of the B*****ds' scene.

The HBO series is up against fellow Northern Ireland produced show Line of Duty, which has been nominated for it's Urgent Exit Required scene.

James Corden's The Late Late Show has also been nominated for it's Carpool Karaoke with Michelle Obama, while Planet Earth II - Snakes vs Iguana Chase, Strictly Come Dancing - Ed Balls’ Gangnam Style and Who Do You Think You Are? - Danny Dyer’s Origins have all been shortlisted.

Line of Duty actor Daniel Mays has also been nominated in the supporting actor category.

The prestigious prize giving will be hosted by Sue Perkins on Sunday May 11 in London.

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