The Doctor Blake Mysteries nominated for New York Festival award

THE Doctor Blake Mysteries has been nominated for a New York Festival award.

Series one of the ABC drama is a drama category finalist.

It is the only Australian drama nominated and is up against Canada’s Orphan Black, the United Kingdom’s Black Mirror and Peaky Binders, the United States’ The Vikings and New Zealand’s The Blue Rose.

The awards will be announced in April in Las Vegas.

Episode one of the second The Doctor Blake Mysteries series also attracted 1.399 million viewers when it aired on February 7.

Producer George Adams said he was always confident about the TV show’s appeal.

“But even we were amazed at the commitment and loyalty shown by our audience, and to get to this level of international acclaim on top is enormously satisfying for everyone involved in the show,” Mr Adams said.

The Doctor Blake Mysteries is set in Ballarat in the 1950s.

Filming was carried out around Lake Wendouree, Lydiard Street, the Ballarat Town Hall and the Old Colonists’ Club.