Savile aside, sport and current-affairs departments mostly excelled themselves in an incident-packed 2012 while Olivia Colman’s annus mirabilis is acknowledged by the possibility of a remarkable double, with deserved nominations in both comic and dramatic categories. Bafta wouldn’t be Bafta without a couple of inexplicable omissions – and the total absence of Jed Mercurio’s fine police thriller, ‘Line of Duty’, is a doozy.
But we’re falling into the trap: while behind-the-scenes revelations might have been distinctly unsavoury, this has been a year in television – on screen at least – that’s well worth celebrating.
Baz & Fred
The first permanent pizza kitchen from this young chef duo. The USP? Each pizza is cooked in a single 'Chadwick Oven' designed by Dan Chadwick, who handily happens to be Baz's godfather. It's capable of reaching 500°C. The dough is made fresh and proven for between 48 and 62 hours. Most of the ingredients are sourced from Italy, including the san marzano tomatoes used in their tomato sauce, but if they can't find them there they'll buy as locally as possible. Pizzas on offer range from a simple tomato and mozzarella, furnished with parmesan and basil to goat's cheese and caramelised onion, chorizo and 'nduja, Neapolitan salami with house pesto and parma ham, and portobello mushrooms with mozzarella, parsley oil, rocket and basil.
Venue says: “Freshly made stone-baked pizza at Flat Iron Square, the new food hub in London Bridge. All pizzas are under £10!”