Bafta is calling for there to be more climate change related plotlines and references in television programmes.
The Academy says TV has in the past raised awareness when it comes to health and social issues such as HIV, knife crime and plastic pollution – and now the same needs to be done for environment and sustainability issues.
But what TV shows have had the biggest impact on the way we view the world?
Here are some of the most memorable.
Video Journalist: Laura Foster