DAVID FISHWICK’S crusade against the banking industry could land his team a Bafta.

The producers behind the Burnley-born minibus mogul’s show, Bank of Dave, have been nominated for the Best Television Feature programme award.

Last month, Mr Fishwick, a self-made millionaire, picked up the Royal Television Society’s prize for best nations and regions programme for the same programme.

The show, which followed Mr Fishwick’s low-interest ‘bank’, Burnley Savings and Loans Limited, was made by Finestripe Productions for Channel 4.

The nomination is for the first episode of the programme, aired last year.

It will compete alongside Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs, Grand Designs, which has twice before been nominated in the best feature category, and The Great British Bake Off, last year’s winner.

Mr Fishwick said: “This is the real deal. We are incredibly lucky to be nominated. It’s the UK equivalent to the Oscars.

“We're very excited for the chance to bring the award back to East Lancashire, but just being nominated for this one is a real game-changer for us.”

He wrote on Twitter: “I care deeply about the little bank and it keeps bringing me and the team such a lot of happiness. Like today being nominated for a Bafta.”

Bank of Dave missed out on a similar award at the Scottish Bafta awards last year to Antiques Road Trip.

A second episode of the series - Fighting the Fat Cats - was shown earlier this year and met with great acclaim by TV critics and politicians alike.

Mr Fishwick donates all profits made, after overheads are accounted for, to a variety of charities including Pendleside Hospice.

The Arqiva British Academy Television Awards take place on May 12 in London.