Radio Times Audience Award 2016 will be announced on 8 May Radio Times

Six television series have been chosen for the Radio Times Audience Award for the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards (BAFTA) in the only category that the general public can vote for. The selection includes small-screen favourites such as Doctor Foster and The Great British Bake Off.

Other big names on the list are Peter Kay's Car Share, Netflix documentary series Making A Murderer, Humans and Poldark. Speaking about the Audience Award nominations, the head of BAFTA Amanda Berry said: "The six shortlisted programmes showcase truly entertaining and captivating television from last year.

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80-year-old Mary Berry with Paul Hollywood in the Great British Bake Off BBC

"Every programme that made the list caught the public's attention and created conversation over the past year, which makes this a tough but exciting decision to make and I'm looking forward to finding out who the winner will be," she added.

Last year's Audience Award was won by the BBC detective drama Sherlock which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. The full list of nominations for this year's television BAFTA awards will be announced tomorrow (30 March).

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Doctor Foster goes head to head with The Great British Bake Off in the audience award for the BAFTAs BAFTA

Other shows among last year's winners include Happy Valley, Detectorists and Marvellous. Georgina Campbell took home the Best Actress BAFTA Television Award for for Murdered By My Boyfriend while Best Actor was awarded to Jason Watkins for The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, based on the murder of Joanna Yeates.

The winner for the Audience Award will be announced at the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards on Sunday, May 8. Viewers can vote for their favourite show on the Radio Times' website.