The UK National Television Awards have introduced a new category for next year's awards in order to recognise the popularity of fictional detectives with the viewing public. The category - Best fictional detective will see the likes of Sherlock Holmes going up against Hercule Poirot. And Nordic Noir's Sarah Lund challenging Midsomer Murder's DCI Barnaby.
“A brand new category, TV detective of the year, has been introduced to reflect the current popularity of detective dramas." A spokesman for the NTA awards