British Academy Television Award for Best Soap and Continuing Drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Presented byBritish Academy of Film and Television Arts
First awarded1999
Currently held byCoronation Street (2022)
Websitehttp://www.bafta.org/

The British Academy Television Award for Best Soap and Continuing Drama is one of the major categories of the British Academy Television Awards (BAFTAs), the primary awards ceremony of the British television industry, presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Eligible drama series must be transmitted for at least 20 episodes a year. Only one episode of no more than an hour may be entered, and the episode selected must not be a special, as it must be fully representative of the series.[1] The award was first given in 1999, for soap operas transmitted in 1998. Its title was changed from Best Soap to Best Continuing Drama in 2003,[2] and to Best Soap and Continuing Drama in 2012. As of 2021, the award has been won by EastEnders nine times, Coronation Street seven times, Casualty four times, Emmerdale three times, and The Bill and Holby City once each.

Winners and nominees

1990s

Year Title Recipient(s) Production company Broadcaster
1999[3] EastEnders Matthew Robinson BBC BBC One
Brookside Phil Redmond Mersey Television Channel 4
Hollyoaks Phil Redmond, Jo Hallows
Coronation Street Carolyn Reynolds, David Hanson Granada Television ITV1

2000s

Year Title Recipient(s) Production company Broadcaster
2000[4] EastEnders Matthew Robinson BBC BBC One
Coronation Street Jane Macnaught Granada Television ITV1
Emmerdale Keith Richardson, Kieran Roberts, Chris Thompson Yorkshire Television
Brookside Phil Redmond, Paul Marquess Mersey Television Channel 4
2001[5] Emmerdale Kieran Roberts, Oliver Horsbrugh, Karin Young Yorkshire Television ITV1
EastEnders BBC BBC One
Coronation Street Granada Television ITV1
Hollyoaks Phil Redmond, Jo Hallows Mersey Television Channel 4
2002[6] EastEnders BBC BBC One
Coronation Street Granada Television ITV1
Doctors BBC BBC One
Hollyoaks Phil Redmond, Jo Hallows Mersey Television Channel 4
2003[7] Coronation Street Carolyn Reynolds, Kieran Roberts Granada Television ITV1
Doctors BBC BBC One
EastEnders BBC
Hollyoaks Phil Redmond, Jo Hallows Mersey Television Channel 4
2004[8] Coronation Street Carolyn Reynolds, Kieran Roberts Granada Television ITV1
Casualty Mal Young, Mervyn Watson BBC BBC One
Holby City Mal Young, Kathleen Hutchison BBC
The Bill Paul Marquess, Donna Wiffen, Jake Riddell Talkback Thames ITV1
2005[9] Coronation Street Tony Wood, Ian Bevitt, John Fay Granada Television ITV1
Doctors BBC BBC One
Holby City BBC
The Bill Paul Marquess, Claire Phillips, Donna Wiffen Talkback Thames ITV1
2006[10] EastEnders BBC BBC One
Coronation Street Tony Wood, Tracey Rooney, Daran Little ITV Productions ITV1
Casualty BBC BBC One
Holby City BBC
2007[11] Casualty BBC BBC One
Coronation Street Stephen Russell, Tim O'Mara, Steve Frost, Kieran Roberts ITV Productions ITV1
EastEnders BBC BBC One
Emmerdale Keith Richardson, Kathleen Beedles, Lindsay Williams, Piotr Szkopiak ITV Productions ITV1
2008[12] Holby City BBC BBC One
The Bill Johnathan Young, Tim Key, Maxwell Young, Robert Del Maestro Talkback Thames ITV1
Emmerdale Keith Richardson, Kathleen Beedles, John Anderson, Tim Dynevor ITV Productions
EastEnders BBC BBC One
2009[13] The Bill Talkback Thames ITV1
Casualty BBC BBC One
EastEnders BBC
Emmerdale ITV Studios ITV1

2010s

Year Title Recipient(s) Production company Broadcaster
2010[14] EastEnders BBC BBC One
Casualty BBC BBC One
Coronation Street ITV Studios ITV1
The Bill Talkback Thames
2011[15] EastEnders BBC BBC One
Coronation Street ITV Studios ITV1
Casualty BBC BBC One
Waterloo Road Sharon Hughff, Sharon Channer, Fraser MacDonald, Lis Steele Shed Productions
2012[16] Coronation Street ITV Studios ITV1
EastEnders BBC BBC One
Holby City BBC
Shameless Paul Abbott, George Faber, David Threlfall, Lawrence Till Company Pictures Channel 4
2013[17] EastEnders BBC BBC One
Coronation Street ITV Studios ITV
Emmerdale ITV Studios
Shameless Company Pictures Channel 4
2014[18] Coronation Street ITV Studios ITV
Casualty BBC BBC One
EastEnders BBC
Holby City BBC
2015[19] Coronation Street ITV Studios ITV
Casualty BBC BBC One
EastEnders BBC
Hollyoaks Lime Pictures Channel 4
2016[20] EastEnders BBC BBC One
Coronation Street ITV Studios ITV
Emmerdale ITV Studios
Holby City Oliver Kent, Simon Harper, Kate Hall, Joe Ainsworth BBC BBC One
2017[21] Emmerdale ITV Studios ITV
Casualty BBC BBC One
EastEnders BBC
Hollyoaks Bryan Kirkwood, Emily Gascoyne, Vikki Tennant, Colette Chard Lime Pictures Channel 4
2018[22] Casualty BBC BBC One
Coronation Street ITV Studios ITV
Emmerdale ITV Studios
Hollyoaks Bryan Kirkwood, Emily Gascoyne, Vikki Tennant, Colette Chard Lime Pictures Channel 4
2019[23] EastEnders BBC BBC One
Coronation Street ITV Studios ITV
Casualty BBC BBC One
Hollyoaks Bryan Kirkwood, Emily Gascoyne, Colette Chard, Kevin Rundle Lime Pictures Channel 4

2020s

Year Title Recipient(s) Production company Broadcaster
2020
[24]
Emmerdale ITV Studios ITV
Casualty BBC BBC One
Holby City BBC
Coronation Street ITV Studios ITV
2021
[25]
Casualty Simon Harper, Loretta Preece, Sarah Beeson, Jenny Thompson BBC Studios BBC One
Coronation Street ITV Studios ITV
EastEnders Jon Sen, Kate Oates, Sharon Batten, Liza Mellody BBC Studios BBC One
Hollyoaks Bryan Kirkwood, Hannah Sowden, Josie Day, Gary Sewell, Colette Chard Lime Pictures Channel 4
2022
[26]
Coronation Street ITV Studios ITV
Casualty Deborah Sathe, Loretta Preece, Debbie Biggins, Jenny Thompson, Sarah Beeson BBC Studios BBC One
Holby City
Emmerdale ITV Studios ITV

Eligible programmes

Show Last Win Last Nomination
Casualty 2021 2022
Coronation Street 2022 2022
Doctors N/A 2005
EastEnders 2019 2021
Emmerdale 2020 2022
Hollyoaks N/A 2021

Former eligible shows were Crossroads, The Bill, Brookside, Take the High Road, Family Affairs and Night and Day The Royal Today and Holby City.

Total awards by network

Programmes with multiple wins and nominations

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