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F A M I LY T I E S

There’s meaning behind the design of this year’s brochure cover artwork. While the image itself takes its inspiration from the set for this year’s ceremony, hidden within is data that provides unique insight into the UK television industry. According to industry body Ofcom, 70 per cent of people report watching television with their family on the same device at least once a week, and 75 per cent do so at least monthly (as depicted above). The shared viewing experience remains popular with UK families, with children citing ‘familytime’ as the most important reason for watching live television. Ofcom’s Communications Marketing Report (3 August 2017) also noted that people prefer watching live national events (58

per cent) and sports (45 per cent) in real time, as they enjoy feeling part of something. This phenomenon means live television remains a foundational pillar of the UK industry, actively bringing families and communities together through shared experience. Also, international demand for UK television has resulted in a year-on-year increase in sales of digital rights from £138.5m to £248m, according to PACT (UK Television Exports 2015/16 report). This growth is evidence of the worldclass talent and work the British television industry is producing. By strengthening global partnerships, the UK industry remains a relevant and important part of the global television market. •

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CONTENTS

WELCO M ES 6 HRH The Duke Of

Cambridge, KG Kt, President of the Academy

7 Amanda Berry obe,

9 Tom Mockridge,

Chief Executive of the Academy / Jane Lush, Chair of the Academy

CEO, Virgin TV

T H E N O M I N AT I O NS 11 The Nominations in full

28 The Juries

SPECI A L AWA R DS 32 The Fellowship

42  The Special Award

The recipient of the Academy’s highest honour is Kate Adie o b e , a trailblazing news correspondent with a career spanning more than 40 years, including reporting on some of the pivotal moments in modern world history. Words by Matthew Bell

As synonymous with British football as some of the greatest players to ever grace the field, sports commentator John Motson o b e receives the Special Award in celebration of his incredible 50 years in the BBC commentary box. Words by Toby Weidmann

40 Fellows of the Academy

FE AT U R ES 50 British Academy Television

Craft Awards in 2018: The Winners

52 Highlights from

BAFTA’s Annual Television Lecture

57 The Joy of Achievement:

A Photographic Essay by Sarah Lee

75 In Memoriam

85 Officers of the Academy

87 Partners of the Academy

89 Television Awards partners


91 Television Awards

93 Acknowledgements

gift providers

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H R H T H E D U K E O F C A M B R I D G E, KG K T President of the Academy

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very warm welcome to this year’s Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards. Tonight we celebrate some of the finest moments and achievements broadcast in 2017. We salute all of this evening’s nominees for their exceptional contributions to the very best programmes that television has to offer. We are delighted to honour two outstanding professionals this evening, John Motson and Kate Adie, whose careers – albeit in very different disciplines – have helped shape and change their craft. Football commentator John Motson has been the voice of both domestic and international football for generations of fans. In 2018, he retires from the BBC after a remarkable 50-year career and we’re delighted to mark his achievements with the presentation of the Special Award. Kate Adie is a truly groundbreaking news correspondent, being one of a very small number of women working to report the news from hostile environments around the world. Throughout her career, she has brought audiences to the centre of the story by fearlessly reporting from the ground, while clearly and concisely explaining the complex issues to audiences at home. We are delighted to be celebrating her stellar career at this year’s ceremony; she is a true trailblazer and very deserving of the Fellowship. While the audience’s appetite for high quality, creative programming remains very high, the

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way in which audiences consume television has changed dramatically over recent years. To reflect this, we’ve added Short Form Programme as a new category this year. This recognises programmes of between three and 20 minutes, across all genres, which premiere on a broadcast or online platform. This year’s shortlist is exciting and provides great opportunities for exciting newcomers to hone their skills. We look forward to seeing how nominations in this category develop in the future. We’re elated to see five BAFTA Breakthrough Brits nominated at these Awards, across five different categories. Talents like these are the lifeblood of our industry and we’re proud that BAFTA is doing as much as it is to support, encourage and reward them, whatever their background or circumstances. It is central to much of what we do at BAFTA. It’s vital that our industry is open to all and we nurture a diverse workforce, with the skills and passion to prosper in our ever-evolving industries. We must also provide a safe, professional working environment so that everyone is given the opportunity to develop to their full potential. Following the revelations of bullying and harassment at the end of last year, we have worked closely with the BFI, Equity, Ukie and around 40 other organisations to develop principles and guidance that can be adopted by all of the screen industries, so that there is a shared understanding of respectful, inclusive working practices. Tonight is about celebrating excellence and the incredible impact television has on us all. It’s a medium that brings huge enjoyment to millions of people and uniquely creates those special shared moments. Congratulations to all our nominees and we wish you all a wonderful evening. •

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Six unforgettable moments. One unforgettable night. This evening, we crown 2017’s most memorable TV moment. Virgin TV’s Must-See Moment is tonight’s only award voted for by the nation’s TV lovers. Share your favourite TV #MustSeeMoment and follow the action @virginmedia

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Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Media

he British Academy Television Awards 2018 is here and Virgin TV, once again, is delighted to extend a warm welcome to each and every one of you. As the way people watch and engage with television continues to evolve, so too does the way it shapes British culture and the way we view the world. And, with more choice than ever, it’s right that we acknowledge the best from across the world of television. We’re proud to once again be part of helping our viewers celebrate the best television of 2017, with the Virgin TV Must-See Moment; the only award voted for by the British public. This evening’s nominees can be acknowledged for creating the greatest television moments that captivated the nation, and got them talking, tweeting and sharing. On behalf of BAFTA and Virgin TV, we say a special thank you to our judging panel, expertly helmed by Krishnendu Majumdar, chair of BAFTA’s Television Committee. They enthusiastically debated the dramatic scenes, the cliff-hangers, the laugh-out-loud moments and the edge-of-your-seat action, to agree on a shortlist of nominees that demonstrate what diverse, unforgettable television truly means. Tonight we invite you to join us in recognising those who craft incredible stories, document vital moments, and show a global audience what the UK industry is all about. They represent the pinnacle of British entertainment and culture; all the nominees can be very proud. Enjoy the evening. •

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THE L AST LEG

MURDER IN SUCCESSVILLE

Production Team Open Mike Productions / Channel 4

Andy Brereton, Avril Spary, James De Frond, Tom Davis Shiny Button Productions / Tiger Aspect Productions / BBC Three

TA S K M A S T E R

WO U L D I L I E TO YO U?

Andy Cartwright, Andy Devonshire, Alex Horne Avalon / Dave

Peter Holmes, Rachel Ablett, Ruth Phillips, Adam Copeland Zeppotron / BBC One

CURRENT A FFA I RS R A P E D : MY S TO RY

S Y R I A’S D I SA P P E A R E D : T H E C A S E

Catey Sexton, Jonathan Braman, Emma Wakefield, Ollie Tait Lambent Productions / Channel 5

Sara Afshar, Nicola Cutcher, Callum Macrae Afshar Films / Channel 4

AGA I N S T A S SA D ( D I S PATC H E S )

U N D E R C OV E R : B R I TA I N ’S

W H I T E R I G H T: M E E T I N G

I M M I G R AT I O N S E C R E T S

T H E E N E MY ( E X P O S U R E )

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Deeyah Khan, Darin Prindle, Andrew Smith, Melanie Quigley Fuuse Films / ITV

Karen Wightman, Joe Plomin, Callum Tulley, Gary Beelders BBC Current Affairs / BBC One

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Production Team Left Bank Pictures / Netflix

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Production Team Clerkenwell Films / Dominic Buchanan Productions / Netflix / All 4

LINE OF DUTY

P E A K Y B L I N D E RS

Production Team World Productions / BBC One

Production Team Caryn Mandabach Productions / Tiger Aspect Productions / BBC Two

ENTERTA IN M ENT PERFORMANCE A DA M H I L L S

G R A H A M N O R TO N

The Last Leg Open Mike Productions / Channel 4

The Graham Norton Show So Television / BBC One

MICHAEL MCINTYRE

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Michael McIntyre’s Big Show Hungry McBear / BBC One

QI QI Ltd / Talkback Thames / BBC Two

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ENHANCE

MOMENTS

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ENTERTA IN M ENT PROGRAMME

Given in honour of Lew Grade

A N T & D E C ’S S AT U R DAY

B R I TA I N ’S G OT TA L E N T

N I G H T TA K E AWAY

Amelia Brown, Lee McNicholas, Richard Holloway, Charlie Irwin Thames / Syco / ITV

Pete Ogden, Saul Fearnley, Diego Rincon, Andy Milligan ITV Studios / Mitre Television / ITV

M I C H A E L M C I N T Y R E ’S

T H E VO I C E U K

B I G S H OW

Production Team ITV Studios / Talpa / ITV

Dan Baldwin, Claire Horton, Christian Fletcher, Michael McIntyre Hungry McBear / BBC One

FA C T UA L SERIES AMBUL ANCE

C ATC H I N G A K I L L E R

Jo Hughes, Bruce Fletcher, Kirsty Cunningham, Simon Ford Dragonfly / BBC One

Production Team True Vision / Channel 4

DRUGSL AND

H O S P I TA L

Sacha Mirzoeff, Xavier Alford, Bart Corpe, Simon Ford BBC Studios’ Unscripted Productions / Open University / BBC Three

Production Team Label1 / BBC Two

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FEATURES A N T I Q U E S R OA D S H OW

CRUISING WITH

Simon Shaw, Julia Foot, Robert Murphy, Sophie Wogden BBC Studios’ Unscripted Productions / BBC One

JA N E M C D O N A L D

Production Team Elephant House Studios / Channel 5

N O M O R E B OYS A N D G I R L S:

T H E S E C R E T L I FE

C A N O U R K I D S G O G E N D E R FR E E?

O F T H E ZO O

Javid Abdelmoneim, Helen Veale, Jeremy Daldry, Samuel Palmer Outline Productions / BBC Two

Production Team Blast! Films / Channel 4

FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME

ANNA MA XWELL MARTIN

DA I S Y M AY C O O P E R

Motherland Delightful Industries / Merman / BBC Two

This Country BBC Studios Comedy / BBC Three

S H A R O N H O R GA N

SIAN GIBSON

Catastrophe Avalon Television / Merman / Birdbath Productions / Channel 4

Peter Kay’s Car Share Goodnight Vienna Productions / BBC One

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INTERNATIONAL BIG LIT TLE LIES

FE U D : B E T T E A N D J OA N

Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Bruna Papandrea, Per Saari HBO / David E Kelley Productions / Pacific Standard / Blossom Films / Sky Atlantic

Ryan Murphy, Dede Gardner, Tim Minear, Alexis Martin Woodall Fox 21 Television Studios / BBC Two

T H E H A N D M A I D ’S TA L E

T H E V I E T N A M WA R

Bruce Miller, Warren Littlefield, Kari Skogland MGM / Channel 4

Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, Geoffrey C Ward, Sarah Botstein BBC / Florentine Films / BBC Four

LEADING ACTOR JAC K R OWA N

JOE COLE

Born to Kill World Productions / Channel 4

Hang the DJ (Black Mirror) House of Tomorrow / Netflix

SEAN BEAN

T I M P I G OT T-S M I T H

Broken LA Productions / BBC One

King Charles III Drama Republic / BBC Two

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BURLINGTON ARCADE, London | COVENT GARDEN, London | CANARY WHARF, London WIMBLEDON VILLAGE, London | WESTGATE, Oxford | SELFRIDGES, London, Birmingham & Manchester ERNEST JONES, JOHN LEWIS, FRASER HART, FENWICK, Selected boutiques

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LEADING ACTRESS C L A I R E F OY

M O L LY W I N D S O R

The Crown Left Bank Pictures / Netflix

Three Girls BBC Studios Drama / Studio Lambert / BBC One

SINEAD KEENAN

T H A N D I E N E W TO N

Little Boy Blue ITV Studios / ITV

Line of Duty World Productions / BBC One

LIVE EVENT I T V N E WS E L E C T I O N

O N E LOV E M A N C H E S T E R

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Production Team BBC Studios / SB Projects / BBC One

Production Team ITN / ITV

WILD AL ASK A LIVE

WO R L D WA R O N E R E M E M B E R E D :

Production Team BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit / PBS / BBC One

PA S S C H E N DA E L E

Production Team BBC Studios / BBC Two

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MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME

A S I M C H AU D H RY

R O B B RY D O N

People Just Do Nothing Roughcut TV / BBC Three

The Trip to Spain Revolution Films / Baby Cow Productions / Small Man Productions / Sky Atlantic

SA M S O N K AYO

TO BY J O N E S

Famalam BBC Studios Comedy / BBC Two

Detectorists Channel X North / Treasure Trove Productions / Lola Entertainment / BBC Four

MINI-SERIES H OWA R D S E N D

T H E M O O RS I D E

Kenneth Lonergan, Hettie Macdonald, Laura Hastings-Smith, Sophie Gardiner Playground Entertainment / BBC One

Neil McKay, Paul Whittington, Ken Horn, Jeff Pope ITV Studios / BBC One

T H E S TAT E

THREE GIRLS

Peter Kosminsky, Steve Clark-Hall, Liza Marshall, Kris Thykier Archery Pictures / Stonehenge Films / Channel 4

Nicole Taylor, Philippa Lowthorpe, Susan Hogg, Simon Lewis BBC Studios Drama / Studio Lambert / BBC One

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T H E G R E N FE L L TOW E R F I R E

(S K Y N E WS )

( C H A N N E L 4 N E WS )

Production Team Sky News

Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Jackie Long, Cathy Newman, Ben de Pear ITN / Channel 4

T H E G R E N FE L L TOW E R F I R E

T H E R O H I N GYA C R I S I S

( I T V N E WS AT T E N )

(S K Y N E WS )

Production Team ITN / ITV

Production Team Sky News

REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FA C T UA L CELEBRITY HUNTED

LOV E I S L A N D

Production Team Shine TV / Channel 4

Production Team ITV Studios / Motion Content Group / ITV2

O L D P E O P L E ’S H O M E

T H E R E A L FU L L M O N T Y

FOR 4 YEAR OLDS

Nick Bullen, Kevin Mundye, Daniela Neumann, Will Yapp Spun Gold TV / ITV

Trish Powell, Murray Boland, Benjamin Leigh, Belle Borgeaud CPL Productions / Channel 4

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SCRIPTED COMEDY C ATA S T R O P H E

CHEWING GUM

Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney, Ben Taylor, Jack Bayles Avalon Television / Merman / Birdbath Productions / Channel 4

Production Team Retort / E4

T H I S C O U N T RY

T I M E WA S T E RS

Daisy May Cooper, Charlie Cooper, Tom George, Simon Mayhew-Archer BBC Studios Comedy / BBC Three

Daniel Lawrence Taylor, Barunka O’Shaughnessy, Josh Cole, George Kane Big Talk Productions / ITV2

SHORT FORM PROGRAMME B R I TA I N ’S F O R G OT T E N M E N

E AT I N G W I T H MY E X

Production Team BBC Three / BBC Three

Production Team Shotglass Media / BBC Three

M O R GA N A R O B I N S O N ’S

PLS LIKE

SUMMER

Production Team BBC Three / BBC Three

Production Team Merman / Sky Arts

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SINGLE DOCUM ENTA RY

Given in honour of Robert Flaherty

C H R I S PAC K H A M :

LO U I S T H E R O UX ,

A S P E R G E R ’S A N D M E

TA L K I N G TO A N O R E X I A

Charlie Russell, Lizzie Kempton, Tom Barry, Will Grayburn Raw TV / BBC Two

Louis Theroux, Ellena Wood, Simon McMahon, Peter Dale BBC Studios’ Documentary Unit / BBC Two

O N E D E A D LY W E E K E N D

R I O FE R D I N A N D :

IN AMERICA

B E I N G M U M A N D DA D

Sanjay Singhal, Ursula Macfarlane, Jon Alwen, Sarah Hunt Voltage TV Productions / BBC Three

Rio Ferdinand, Grant Best, Matt Smith, Martin Thompson Only The Best Productions / BBC One

SINGLE DRAMA AGA I N S T T H E L AW

H A N G T H E DJ

Aysha Rafaele, Scott Bassett, Fergus O’Brien, Brian Fillis BBC Studios’ Documentary Unit / BBC Two

( B L AC K M I R R O R )

Charlie Brooker, Annabel Jones, Tim Van Patten, Nick Pitt House of Tomorrow / Netflix

KING CHARLES III

MURDERED FOR

Mike Bartlett, Greg Brenman, Rupert Goold, Simon Maloney Drama Republic / BBC Two

B E I N G D I FFE R E N T

Aysha Rafaele, Scott Bassett, Paul Andrew Williams, Nick Leather BBC Studios’ Documentary Unit / BBC Three

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C O R O N AT I O N S T R E E T

Production Team BBC Studios Continuing Drama / BBC One

Production Team ITV Studios / ITV

E M M E R DA L E

H O L LYOA KS

Production Team ITV Studios / ITV

Bryan Kirkwood, Emily Gascoyne, Vikki Tennant, Colette Chard Lime Pictures / Channel 4

SPECIALIST FA C T UA L BA S Q U I AT – R AG E TO R I C H E S

David Shulman, Janet Lee BBC Studios’ Documentary Unit / BBC Two

B L I T Z: T H E B O M B S T H AT C H A N G E D B R I TA I N

Tim Kirby, Emily Thompson, Francesca Maudslay, Cate Hall Wall to Wall Media / BBC Two

Given in honour of Huw Wheldon

BLUE PL ANET II

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Production Team BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit / BBC Worldwide / Open University / WDR / BBC America / Tencent / France Televisions / CCTV9/ BBC One

S E C R E T AG E N T S

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Chris Durlacher, Bernadette Ross, Julian Jones, Claire Guillon 72 Films / BBC Two


SPORT

A N T H O N Y J O S H UA V

T H E G R A N D N AT I O N A L

W L A D I M I R K L I T S C H KO

Paul McNamara, Richard Willoughby, Amy Lewin, Tony Cahalane ITV Sport / ITV

Adam Smith, Ed Robinson, Sara Chenery, Jennie Blackmore Sky Sports / Sky Sports Box Office

S I X N AT I O N S:

U E FA WO M E N ’S E U R O S E M I - F I N A L :

WA L E S V E N G L A N D

ENGL AND V NETHERL ANDS

Production Team BBC Sport / BBC One

Sunil Patel, Mark Cole, Kay Satterley, Ian Finch Whisper Films / Channel 4

SUPPORTING ACTOR A D R I A N D U N BA R

A N U PA M K H E R

Line of Duty World Productions / BBC One

The Boy with the Topknot Kudos / Parti Productions / BBC Two

B R Í A N F O ’BY R N E

JIMMI SIMPSON

Little Boy Blue ITV Studios / ITV

USS Callister (Black Mirror) House of Tomorrow / Netflix

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SUPPORTING ACTRESS A N N A FR I E L

J U L I E H E S M O N D H A LG H

Broken LA Productions / BBC One

Broadchurch Kudos / Imaginary Friends / Sister Pictures / ITV

LIV HILL

VA N E S S A K I R BY

Three Girls BBC Studios Drama / Studio Lambert / BBC One

The Crown Left Bank Pictures / Netflix

VIRGIN T VÕS MUST-SEE MOMENT

Voted for by the public

BLUE PL ANET II

D O C TO R W H O

GA M E O F T H R O N E S

Mother Pilot Whale Grieves BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit / BBC Worldwide / Open University / WDR / BBC America / Tencent / France Televisions / CCTV9 / BBC One

The 13th Doctor Revealed BBC Studios Drama / BBC One

Viserion is Killed by the Night King HBO Programming / Bighead, Littlehead / Television 360 / Startling Television / Sky Atlantic

LINE OF DUTY

LOV E I S L A N D

O N E LOV E M A N C H E S T E R

Huntley’s Narrow Escape World Productions / BBC One

Stormzy Makes a Surprise Appearance ITV Studios / Motion Content Group / ITV

Ariana Grande Sings ‘One Last Time’ BBC Studios / SB Projects / BBC One

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CO M EDY EN T ERTA I N M EN T PRO G R A M M E Sara Putt chair Poppy Delbridge Charlie Higson Nana Hughes Angela Jain Saurabh Kakkar Lucy Lumsden Marcus Mortimer Paul Powell  Javone Prince Newton Velji CU R R EN T A FFA I RS  John Willis chair Monica Garnsey Neil Grant Flora Gregory Brian Hill Peter Kosminsky Liliane Landor Claire Lasko Derren Lawford Shyama Perera Seyi Rhodes Mark Roberts Emma Whitehead D R A M A SER I ES Ade Rawcliffe chair  Juliet Charlesworth Kwadjo Dajan Angela de Chastelai Smith Sophie Gardiner Susan Horth  Jermain Julien Paula Milne Faith Penhale Alex Pillai

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EN T ERTA I N M EN T PER FO R M A N CE Anne Morrison chair Rohan Acharya  Janet Awe Nick Bullen Lisa Clark Sophie Clarke-Jervoise Danielle Lux Suk Pannu Andy Rowe EN T ERTA I N M EN T PRO G R A M M E  Jon Mountague chair Mirella Breda Alan Brown Hannah Chambers Sian Gibson  Joanna Hanley Romesh Ranganathan Layla Smith Celia Taylor Karl Warner FAC T UA L SER I ES Elizabeth McIntyre chair Ben Anthony Fiona Caldwell Harjeet Chhokar Susanna Dinnage Liesel Evans Leanne Klein Narinder Minhas Blue Ryan Emily Smith

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FE AT U R ES Sarah Whitehead chair Natasha Bondy Emily Dalton Nina Davies Colette Foster Dhanny Joshi Philip McCreery Nav Raman Federico Ruiz Jonathan Stadlen Leeanne Vinson FE M A L E PER FO R M A N CE I N A CO M EDY PRO G R A M M E Beth Willis chair Debi Allen Miranda Bowen Benjamin Caron Mobashir Dar  Jude Liknaitzky Atul Malhotra Tom Miller Andi Osho Steve Pemberton Hannah Pescod Andy Pryor  Jessica Raine Alex Smith


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Kevin Sutcliffe chair Rory Aitken Paula Cuddy Lucy Hillman Ruth Kelly Stewart Mackinnon Caryn Mandabach Lucy Pilkington Yu-Fai Suen Yonni Usiskin Brian Woods

Maxine Watson chair Sue Andrew Murray Boland Meredith Chambers Abigail Dankwa Angela Ferreira Tim van Someren Mark Wagman Emma Wakefield Marina Warsama

Michelle Osborn chair Rachel Crellin Guy Davies David DeHaney Nicolai Gentchev Mustafa Khalili Adam MacDonald Eamonn Matthews Shaminder Nahal Satmohan Panesar Denman Rooke Fatima Salaria

L E A D I N G AC TO R Liz Trubridge chair Madonna Baptiste David Evans Sarah Garner Debbie Horsfield Polly Leys Lyndsey Marshal China Moo-Young Ray Panthaki  Julia Stannard Nicole Taylor David Threlfall

M A L E PER FO R M A N CE I N A CO M EDY PRO G R A M M E Dan Isaacs chair Dane Baptiste Nica Burns  Julian Farino Catherine Gosling Fuller Guy Jenkin Rosemary McGowan Shazia Mirza Kate Norrish Maya Sondhi Derek Wax

L E A D I N G AC T R ES S

M I N I -SER I ES

Richard Watsham chair Belinda Campbell Kahleen Crawford  Jonathan Fisher Dave Lambert Adrian Lester Amanda Redman Pier Wilkie

Krishnendu Majumdar chair Lydia Adetunji Katie Baxendale Hilary Bevan Jones Amanda Jenks Robert Jones Euros Lyn Philip Martin Priscilla Parish Charles Sturridge Paul Viragh Manjinder Virk

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REALIT Y & CO NST RU C T ED FAC T UA L  Jane Lush chair Rhe-an Archibald Mark Freeland Michael Jochnowitz Lee McMurray Ben Preston Anna Richardson Emma Westcott  Jake Williams Ruth Wrigley S CR I P T ED CO M EDY Anne Mensah chair Darren Boyd Annie Griffin Adam Hills Boyd Hilton London Hughes Richard Laxton Izzy Mant Victoria Pile Kim Tserkezie


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SH O RT FO R M PRO G R A M M E Hannah Wyatt chair Ravi Amaratunga Hitchcock Vanessa Caswill Nyall Cook Adam Gee  Jazz Gowans Alex Hryniewicz Kelly Sweeney Steven Wheen SI N G L E D O CU M EN TA RY Laurence Marks chair  Jenny Ash Edmund Coulthard Rowan Deacon Anna Miralis Alice Perman Mark Raphael Elhum Shakerifar Xoliswa Sithole Andy Worboys SI N G L E D R A M A Beryl Richards chair Ruth Caleb George Faber Mary Finlay Ann Harrison-Baxter  Jo Johnson Philippa Lowthorpe Darcia Martin Alison Owen Derek Ritchie Sally Woodward Gentle

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S OA P & CO N T I N U I N G DRA MA Greg Barnett chair Sarah Barton Sylvie Boden Sharon Channer Sue Deeks Nawfal Faizullah  Julie Hodge Lawrie Jordan Adrian Padmore Tanya Qureshi Stephen Russell Adrian Wills SPECI A L IST FAC T UA L Samir Shah chair  Jaswinder Bancil Simon Berthon  Jane Hewland Rosie Millard Robin Paxton Mike Smith Tom Willis

SU PP O RT I N G AC TO R Marc Samuelson chair Rachel Bennette Smita Bhide  Jessica Brown Findlay Tim Fywell Sara Geater Edward Hall  Justin Judd Ruth Kenley-Letts  Jason Solomons Charlotte Walls SU PP O RT I N G AC T R ES S Peter Davey chair Marvyn Benoit Louise Hooper Tim Key Nick Lee Alex Moody Cyril Nri Saskia Schuster Maureen Vincent Tony Wood V I RG I N T V ÕS M UST-SEE M O M EN T

SP O RT Richard Boden chair Hilary Briegel Lee Connolly Moz Dee Gareth JM Edwards Alison Kervin Paul King Phil Sibson  James Venner Catherine Whitaker

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t is unlikely that any other recipient of a BAFTA Fellowship bears as many scars of war as Kate Adie obe – and carries them so lightly. She has been shot four times but, as she says, “Little bits are missing, nothing vital.” Reporting for the BBC, she was grazed by a bullet in Beirut and hit by shrapnel in Bosnia, which is still inside her. She had flesh torn from her elbow in Tiananmen Square by a bullet that killed the man next to her and was shot at close range in Libya. Adie survived and receives this year’s Fellowship in recognition of her trailblazing career as a news correspondent. “It’s a great honour. You don’t come into journalism expecting these things,” she says. The world’s killing fields are a long way from Sunderland, where Adie grew up after the Second World War. She remained in the North East to pass a degree “that didn’t offer a lot of job prospects – I studied Swedish and old Icelandic”. Nevertheless, it was as a student that Adie had her first brush with the media, captaining Newcastle University’s team in BBC Radio 4’s student quiz, The 3rd Degree. It ended in defeat when she “flumped the tie-breaker”, but the show’s producer and question master, Max Robertson, best known as the BBC’s lightning-quick tennis commentator, took pity, taking Adie to a local curry house. “They asked me what I was going to do with my life but I had no idea,” she recalls. “I remember saying, ‘What you do looks fun,’ and they chorused, ‘It is.’ That stayed in my mind.” On leaving university in the mid-60s, Adie sat the Civil Service exam and “to my horror, I passed”. A life in the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, or similar, beckoned, until Adie spotted an ad in her local paper for the BBC’s new local radio network. She applied for the most junior role of station assistant at Radio Durham. Adie, who is the most self-effacing of people, thought the interview “disastrous” but, naturally, landed the job.

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A year later, she left for Radio Bristol where she remained until the early 70s. “I did everything from Thought for the Day to the farming programme. I knew a great deal about sheep,” she says, with a hoot of laughter. Adie, though, was a producer, not a journalist. “The newsroom was not a place where women were welcome,” she says. A move to regional television news in Plymouth put Adie in front of the camera for the first time, presenting an item about an old people’s home in Barnstaple. “It was absolutely terrible and the second one, in which I nearly squeezed a rabbit to death, was even more disastrous,” laughs Adie, who finds reminiscing about her early, sputtering television career hilarious. More laughter accompanies her memories of her next job, “a catastrophic nine months” at BBC South, working for “a news editor who hated news… I was doing soft stories, which is what they gave women,” she continues. “I was doing this fluffy rubbish – I couldn’t put my heart into it.” A gangland killing offered Adie a way out. Following a tip-off, she was the first journalist at a Brighton crime scene,

Above: Adie returned to Tiananmen Square, China in 2009 for a special one-off; Right: Reporting from the Gulf, January 1991; Opposite Page: Adie and Eileen McCabe at BBC Radio Durham in 1968

ÒLITTLE BITS [OF ME] ARE MISSING, NOTHING VITAL.Ó discovering “a corpse hanging over a fire escape”. Her editor refused to run the story and then fired her for failing to cover a local embroidery exhibition instead. Fortunately, the BBC’s London newsroom had a firmer grasp of “news” and ran the report, which led to Adie landing a job on national television. “I was lucky, lucky, lucky,” she says. As a junior reporter, Adie covered industrial strife, race riots, politics and, giving her a taste of what was to follow, Northern Ireland’s ‘Troubles’. But everything changed for Adie on 30 April 1980, when six armed men stormed the Iranian Embassy in South Kensington. On day six of the siege, the gunmen killed a hostage and threw the body out of the

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embassy, which prompted the SAS to storm the building. All but one of the hostages was rescued and five gunmen killed. Reporting for the BBC, crouched behind a car door, was Kate Adie. Her live broadcast drew a huge audience and put her name on the public consciousness map. Surely, Adie must have been terrified? “No – I’d done three years off and on in Northern Ireland. We knew what a bomb sounded like,” she says, matter of factly. Over the next two decades, Adie reported from many of the world’s worst trouble spots, from war in the Gulf and Balkans, to violent protest in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, the US bombing of Libya and the Rwandan Genocide. Her expert outside broadcasts earned her a BAFTA nomination in 1990

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Above: Adie was front and centre of the BBC’s live coverage of the 1980 Iranian Embassy siege in London; Right: Adie collecting the Richard Dimbleby Award from BAFTA in 1990

for her secret report from inside a Chinese hospital, and in the same year she won the Richard Dimbleby Award, a BAFTA special award and gift of the Academy that recognises the best presenter of factual, features and news. Adie describes her job as that of an “an eyewitness reporter”. She is adamant that a journalist should never become the story: “It is utterly irrelevant what the reporter thinks. You’re putting out information for people to make up their own mind.” On the battlefield, says Adie, fear is a constant but necessary companion: “If there’s one sort of colleague you never want to stand next to, it is one who never feels danger. I’ve met immensely brave people and they all know what fear is.” Adie was part of a press pack that was famed for its camaraderie, helping journalists cope with the atrocities they had witnessed. “We made sure, even in the worst conditions, that we sat down at the end of the day, had hot food and, as they say in the business, ‘a small dry sherry’, to find out how everybody’s day had gone. We didn’t allow people to dwell on things and internalise,” she says.

ÒIÕD DONE THREE YEARS OFF AND ON IN NORTHERN IRELAND. WE KNEW WHAT A BOMB SOUNDED LIKE.Ó

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Above: Adie aboard a helicopter en route to the British Army unit she was to be embedded with for the Gulf War

Adie served as the BBC’s chief news correspondent from 1989 until 2003, during which time she appeared on Radio 4’s long-running From Our Own Correspondent. This year, she celebrates 20 years presenting the programme. “It offers good eyewitness, more reflective stories from reporters who have been through it and can write wonderfully,” she says. She doesn’t miss frontline reporting, which, she argues, like the huge press packs, no longer exists: “The business has changed so much. I was lucky to be working in an era when there was a huge amount of opportunity and television news had fantastic viewership.

ÒIT IS UTTERLY IRRELEVANT WHAT THE REPORTER THINKS. YOUÔRE PUTTING OUT INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE TO MAKE UP THEIR OWN MIND.Ó “I’ve been immensely lucky and privileged to be able to go to so many wonderful places,” she reports. “I never intended to be a television reporter, but I found that it brought the world and extraordinary events into people’s living rooms.” • Matthew Bell is a television journalist and writer

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JOHN M OTS O N

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here aren’t that many people working in television whose voice is perhaps better known than their face. Or whose voice is so distinctive, so synonymous with a sport that a well-known phrase, or even a chuckle, are enough to instantly know who’s speaking. But that’s, ahem, “very much so” the case with BBC football commentator John Motson obe. Maybe that’s not such a surprise. Motson, or Motty as he’s affectionately known by just about anyone with a love of football, will reach an incredible landmark at the end of the 2017-2018 season: 50 years commentating for the BBC. He has been the voice of football for generations of fans, who have grown up listening to his voice, both on BBC radio and television, covering everything from league games and FA Cup draws to England internationals and World Cups. (Tennis, racing, boxing and a few other sports were also covered during Motty’s fledgling radio commentary career, too.) “I think the thing I’m most pleased about,” Motson says, reflecting on his indelible career, “I managed to do 50 years of unbroken service to BBC Sport. I was really chuffed when the BBC gave me my last contract, because it was for two years and not one, which took me up to 50 years. I suppose that longevity, and that I’ve never been off the air during that period, is the thing that gives me the greatest satisfaction.” It’s interesting to note that Motson actually started out in print journalism, spending four years as a trainee reporter on his local weekly, the Barnet Press, before joining the sports desk on the Morning Telegraph in Sheffield in 1967, where he did a little bit of everything, reporting, writing, subbing, you name it. A major turning point came

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when Radio Sheffield started shortly thereafter and asked the paper’s sports editor, “a fella called David Jones”, to put a sports programme together. Naturally, he got his “boys from the paper”, Motty among them, to go along and deliver the reports. “It was very much hand-to-mouth, there was no training,” Motson remarks, followed by that trademark breathy chuckle. Despite a promising career in print, it was clear that broadcast media was where Motson belonged, especially in the commentary box. Motson found his way to the BBC in 1968 via BBC Radio 2, which was then the number one sports channel, before becoming part of the Match of the Day team less than a handful of years later, and he’s been there ever since. Motty’s account of his early radio career is crystal clear – his meticulous pre-match research of facts, statistics and everything else to do with the game in question is renowned (a result

perhaps of cutting his teeth as a journalist), but he clearly has a fantastic memory for detail, too – a fact evident in his commentary. “I joined Radio 2 in 1968 and started off writing scripts as a junior member of the team,” he recalls. “They tried me out reading the racing results and I passed that test, so then they decided I was going to be a voice and I started doing match reporting. I did my first radio commentary in December 1969 – Everton against Derby County in the old First Division, Alan Ball scored the only goal – and then I settled into the radio commentary team. Not, I hasten to add, as a senior commentator; the big names there then were Peter Jones, Bryon Butler and Maurice Eddleston. “When Kenneth Wolstenholme left the BBC in 1971, they already had David Coleman and Barry Davies on Match of the Day duty, so they brought me in as the third and young commentator, to sweep

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Opposite page: A pre-match report from Brighton & Hove’s Amex Stadium (2017); Left: On the gantry at Old Trafford for Man Utd vs Sheffield Utd in his first year on Match of the Day (1971); Below: Motty, wearing his famous sheepskin coat, with Mark Lawrenson for Arsenal v Chelsea at Highbury (2004)

up the other games to start with... I never envisaged becoming a television football commentator, certainly not as quickly as I did. I mean, I was 26 when I started at Match of the Day.” Motson also remembers his first television commentary vividly. “I can remember thinking, ‘What do I say now?’ and being very nervous. It was a league game between Liverpool and Chelsea, which ended 0-0. The real breakthrough for me was my first FA Cup tie in February 1972, when I did the game between Hereford and Newcastle. It was probably the biggest giant killing that had ever happened in English football and still remains so. I was sent down to Hereford to sweep up what they thought would be Newcastle winning one or two-nil. Hereford, who were not even a League club, they were in the Southern League, came back and Ronnie Radford scored that amazing goal, with Ricky George, who was a personal friend of mine,

ÒA LOT IS DOWN TO DILIGENCE AND DETERMINATION... THE HOMEWORK IS VERY IMPORTANT.Ó

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getting the winner in extra time. Lo and behold, it was top of the show that night and I went from being a support commentator to being the lead commentator. Well, at least for that day.” Longtime viewers of BBC’s football coverage will perhaps associate Motson with the FA Cup the most. He covered his first final in 1977, stepping in for Coleman to commentate on Liverpool vs Manchester United (it finished 2-1 to United, by the way). Incredibly, it was his first live match commentary, but from then on, the FA Cup “became part of my culture”. Since then, he’s covered 29 FA Cup finals, including five replays, 10 World Cups,

10 European Championships and more than 200 England games, not to mention countless domestic league and cup games. So, what’s made Motty the master of the mic? Research by speech experts in 2001 found that Motson had a perfectly pitched voice for football commentary. Using various factors to judge the top British radio and television football commentators of the time, the study concluded that Motson was the best, with twice the range, speaking at double the speed and able to be twice as loud or soft as the average person, making listening to his voice easiest on the ear. “It came naturally to me, in the sense that people thought I had a good voice and my bosses in radio channelled that a bit,” noted Motson. “The big change was when I went to television. It was a completely different technique. In radio, you describe everything, from the time on the clock to who’s kicking which way and where they are on the pitch. On television, I had to curtail a lot of that and concentrate on telling people things they didn’t necessarily know. “A lot is down to diligence and determination,” he continues, thinking about what advice he’d give both his younger self and any wannabe future commentators. “Just because you’ve become a commentator that’s not the end of the story, that’s the beginning. The homework is very important and the background you study beforehand.

Top left: Commentating on the boxing at the Royal Albert Hall with the Greatest, Muhammad Ali, and Alan Parry (1974). The trio saw Santiago Alberto Lovell knocked out by British heavyweight Joe Bugner; Left: At the Amex for Football Focus with pundits Matthew Upson and Danny Murphy and presenter Dan Walker (2017); Opposite page: Motty checks his meticulous notes for Portsmouth v Man Utd (2009)

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For television, my advice would be not to over talk. Don’t talk trivia when the ball’s in play, stick to the game and try, if you can, to put some light and shade into your commentary, so that you get excited at the right times.” He also recommends going to see as much sport as you can, even when not commentating, and try to make as many good contacts at the clubs as possible. “I got to know many of the players and managers personally,” he adds, “and that’s always helped me when covering games.” On the eve of his retirement from the BBC (not, please note, from commentating) at the end of the 20172018 season, Motson can certainly be considered a master of his craft and

ÒDONÕT OVER TALK, DONÕT TALK TRIVIA WHEN THE BALLÕS IN PLAY AND TRY PUTTING SOME LIGHT AND SHADE INTO YOUR COMMENTARY.Ó

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a deserving recipient of BAFTA’s Special Award. He has been honoured elsewhere, naturally: he was awarded an OBE in 2001 for services to sports broadcasting and he has three honorary degrees from the Universities of Suffolk, Luton and Hertfordshire among his accolades. His reaction to being presented with one of the British Academy’s highest honours is suitably representative of the affable and self-effacing man we’ve come to know and love over the past 50 years. “I was never expecting to get it,” Motson says. “When it was announced, everyone has since told me how prestigious it is. I’m really very honoured, flattered and quite taken aback. •


BRITISH ACADEMY T E L E V I S I O N C R A F T A W A R D S I N 2018

THE WINNERS The Television Craft Awards in 2018 was held on 22 April and supported by our Official Craft Partner

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Game of Thrones HBO Programming / Bighead, Littlehead / Television 360 / Startling Television / Sky Atlantic

Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me Raw TV / BBC Two

This Country BBC Studios Comedy / BBC Three C AT E G O RY S P O N S O R

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Three Girls BBC Studios Drama / Studio Lambert / BBC One

Inside No. 9 BBC Studios Comedy / BBC Two

THE SPECIAL AWARD GA M E O F T H R O N E S

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For such an epic saga as HBO’s Game of Thrones, it’s fitting that the series as a whole received special recognition from BAFTA at the Television Craft Awards with the presentation of a Special Award. The show’s most fundamental legacy has been the boost it’s given to the UK television industry, and Northern Ireland in particular. The country has served as the production’s home base since the very beginning, and it’s estimated that Game of Thrones has benefitted the Northern Irish economy by more than £65 million, including a boost to tourism akin to ‘Middle-earth’ in New Zealand. Not to mention the 700-strong crew, 250-plus cast, many of whom are British, and gainful employment at Belfast’s Titanic Studios and various UK VFX houses. “This award makes us extremely happy on behalf of the people who actually earned it – all our brilliant, talented, hard-working department heads and crew,” said executive producers David Benioff and DB Weiss. “From the beginning, everyone involved understood that the show was meant to exist as a 70-plus hour whole, a single coherent story with a beginning, a middle and an end. This was reflected in all aspects of the production, and nowhere more than in the craft component. Costumes, sets, props, weapons, hair and make up... all were designed and built with both the past and future of the story in mind.” •

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CRITICAL M ASS L ES S O NS L E A R N ED FRO M T H E A N N UA L BA F TA T EL E V ISI O N L EC T U R E... Images by BAFTA/Jonny Birch

very year, BAFTA invites one of television’s leading figures to give their personal view on creative excellence in television and lay out their vision for the future of the medium. In October 2017, four-time BAFTA nominee Jane Featherstone took to the stand. Drawing on her years of experience as former chief executive of Kudos and co-chair of Shine UK, as well as founding her own production company in 2015, Sister Pictures, Featherstone’s lecture revealed her thoughts on the conditions needed to protect creative ambition, particularly in mainstream television. Here are a few highlights from her compelling talk...

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us, and they hope for us. They take the chaos of human experience and give us back understanding... “I firmly believe you can innovate, be bold, be creative, be entertaining and be excellent right in the middle, where the most number of people will find the work you’ve done. You just have to have the faith to do it. Faith in the audience and faith in the writer to connect with that audience.”

inspiring, great writers. We have to fight the forces that demean and diminish the importance of the arts and culture in our children’s educations. Because we need that pipeline from childhood to screenwriter to be unbroken and accessible. We must apply political pressure and also take on personal responsibility. This is an opportunity for us all to invest in what comes next for our industry, our culture and our society.”

O N CR E AT I V E E XCEL L EN CE... O N T H E I M PAC T O F “Creative excellence is not an individual achievement. N E W PL AT FO R M S... “The new platforms offer ‘creative freedom’, bigger It is the consequence of a thousand decisions made budgets and the associated glory of being part of by many people. Five-hundred of those decisions may something fresh and cool. More competition is a well have been wrong at the point they were made, good thing. It means more choice for the audience but they were necessary to the process and were and quality will win. But if our talent chooses to corrected or improved over time. This cooperative work outside of the mainstream, and our existing process produces creative excellence. Creativity mainstream stars slowly migrate to other platforms, isn’t yours or mine. It’s ours. It’s shared. It’s in the are we refilling the well quickly enough to replace connections between us. Because we are connected. that talent, so that mainstream stories are still told We’re human beings. We exist in relation to each other. If stories and storytellers teach us anything, it’s across all platforms?” surely that.” • O N N U RT U R I N G N E W TA L EN T... “We have to find and fund new ways to meaningfully Watch the full lecture: support, train and develop a new generation of guru.bafta.org/jane-featherstone-2017-television-lecture

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T HE JO Y O F AC HI EV E ME NT A P H O TO G R A P H I C E S S A Y BY SA RA H LEE f, as US President Franklin D Roosevelt thought, “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort”, then BAFTA’s Awards must be some of the most jubilant dates on the moving image calendar. Celebrating and rewarding creative excellence is the driving force of our Awards, and there’s always an air of nervous excitement and genuine good humour among the attendees. In 2015, photographer Sarah Lee was commissioned by BAFTA to officially document the Awards over the coming years. Given unprecedented access, she was briefed to photograph whatever she wanted, however she liked, to capture the unique narrative of these gala events. Lee, whose work has been featured in TIME, Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair, shot most of the series in digital black and white with the aim of capturing semi-private moments in what is otherwise a very public forum. In this essay, we feature a selection of her candid and playful photographs, capturing a selection of BAFTA winners in unguarded moments of joy.

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P H O E B E WA L L E R- B R I D G E

Female Performance in a Comedy Programme in 2017 for Fleabag (Television Awards 2017)

A D E E L A K H TA R , S A R A H L A N C A S H I R E , J OA N N A L U M L E Y & SA M MY K A M A R A

Akhtar – Leading Actor in 2017 for Murdered by My Father Lancashire – Supporting Actress in 2014 for Last Tango in Halifax; Leading Actress in 2017 for Happy Valley Lumley – Light Entertainment Performance in 1993 for Absolutely Fabulous; Comedy Performance in 1995 for Absolutely Fabulous; Special Award in 2000 presented to The Avengers; Fellowship in 2017 (Television Awards 2017)

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DAV I D H A R E WO O D, JA M E S C O R D E N, R U S S E L L TOV E Y & S T E P H E N R E A

Corden ‒ Comedy Performance in 2008 for Gavin and Stacey Rea ‒ Supporting Actor in 2015 for The Honourable Woman (Television Awards 2015)

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W U N M I M O SA K U

Supporting Actress in 2017 for Damilola, Our Loved Boy (Television Awards 2017)

J E N N I FE R S AU N D E RS

Comedy Programme or Series in 1993 for Absolutely Fabulous, with Jon Plowman, Bob Spiers; Fellowship in 2009, with Dawn French; Female Performance in a Comedy Programme in 2012 for Absolutely Fabulous (Television Awards 2017)

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MICHAEL A COEL

Breakthrough Talent at the Television Craft Awards in 2016 for Chewing Gum; Female Performance in a Comedy Programme in 2016 for Chewing Gum (Television Awards 2016)

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ANNA MA XWELL MARTIN

Actress in 2006 for Bleak House; Actress in 2009 for Poppy Shakespeare (Television Awards 2015)

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M A RY B E R RY

The Great British Bake Off has won the Features category three times, in 2012, 2013 and 2016 (Television Awards 2016)

A S P I R I N G P H OTO G R A P H E R D U K E B R O O KS W I T H T H E C A S T O F P E O P L E J U S T D O N OT H I N G

People Just Do Nothing won Scripted Comedy in 2017 (Television Awards 2017)

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S I R T R E VO R M C D O N A L D

Richard Dimbleby Award in 1999; Fellowship in 2011 (Television Awards 2016)

DA N N Y DY E R

During Dyer’s run on EastEnders, the show has won Soap and Continuing Drama twice, in 2013 and 2016; it has won a further seven BAFTAs (1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2011) (Television Awards 2017)

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ESSAY

CREDITS

Photographer Sarah Lee www.sarahmlee.com @sarahmlee47 BAFTA Photography Director Claire Rees Picture Editor Jordan Anderson Venue Royal Festival Hall

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year with BAFTA and are delighted to be the retained agency for the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards.

For further information contact: Ruth Settle Partner, freuds Ruth@freuds.com +44 (0) 203 003 6344

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IN M EMO R I AM The following pages honour the esteemed contribution to the television industry by those individuals who have sadly died in the last 12 months. To learn more about their many achievements, visit bafta.org/heritage/inmemoryof

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IN

M E MORIA M

K E I T H BA R R O N

Actor

8 August 1934 – 15 November 2017

V I C TO R A D E B O D U N

Director, Producer

RODNEY BEWES

Actor

22 July 1984 – 11 April 2018

J O H N BA R TO N

c be

27 November 1937 – 21 November 2017

Theatre and Television Director

26 November 1928 – 18 January 2018

H A R RY A N D E RS O N

Actor

DAV I D B I S C H O FF

Writer

14 October 1952 – 16 April 2018

SA M B E A Z L E Y

15 December 1951 – 19 March 2018

Actor

29 March 1916 – 12 June 2017

R I C H A R D A N D E RS O N

Actor

BILL BLUNDEN

Editor

8 August 1926 – 31 August 2017

ALEX BECKETT

3 December 1934 – 3 January 2018

Actor

30 June 1982 – 12 April 2018

PAU L A N N E T T

Director, Producer, Writer

DAV I D B O B I N

Sports Journalist, Presenter

18 February 1937 – 11 December 2017

HYWEL BENNETT

1945 – 24 May 2017 (aged 71)

Actor

8 April 1944 – 25 July 2017

S T É P H A N E AU D R A N

Actress

STEVEN BOCHCO

Producer, Writer

8 November 1932 – 27 March 2018

JOHN BERNECKER

16 December 1943 – 1 April 2018

Stunt Performer R OY BA R R AC LO U G H

m be

2 March 1984 – 13 July 2017

Actor

12 July 1935 – 1 June 2017

A N T H O N Y B O OT H

Actor L E O N B E R N I C O FF

Television Personality

27 October 1934 – 23 December 2017

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9 October 1931 – 25 September 2017


IN

M E MORIA M

P OW E RS B O OT H E

D E B B I E L E E C A R R I N G TO N

Actor

Actress, Stunt Performer

1 June 1948 – 14 May 2017

14 December 1959 – 23 March 2018

Z I G BY F I E L D

Actor J I M B OW E N

20 October 1943 – 11 October 2017

BILL CASHMORE

Comedian, Presenter

20 August 1937 – 14 March 2018

Performer, Writer, Producer

17 April 1961 – 9 November 2017

M A X BYG R AV E

Sound Designer K AT I E B OY L E

5 January 1958 – 8 January 2018

DAV I D C A S S I DY

Presenter

29 May 1926 – 20 March 2018

Actor, Singer

12 April 1950 – 21 November 2017

KEVIN CADLE

Sports Presenter MIKE BRENNAN

17 March 1955 – 16 October 2017

R E G E C AT H E Y

Producer, Director, Editor

18 August 1952 – 8 October 2017

Actor

18 August 1958 – 9 February 2018

BRIAN CANT

Actor, Presenter DUSHON

12 July 1933 – 19 June 2017

E M M A C H A M B E RS

M O N I Q U E B R OW N

Actress

11 March 1964 – 21 February 2018

Actress

30 November 1968 – 23 March 2018

B O B C A R LTO N

Theatre and Television Director

23 June 1950 – 18 January 2018

K E I T H C H E GW I N

BILL BUTLER

Actor, Presenter

Editor

16 October 1933 – 4 June 2017

A N TO N I O C A R L U C C I O

obe

17 January 1957 – 11 December 2017

Television Chef and Personality

19 April 1937 – 8 November 2017

RONALD CHESNEY

D O N N A B U T T E RWO R T H

Writer

Actress

4 May 1920 – 12 April 2018

23 February 1956 – 6 March 2018

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IN

M E MORIA M

R OY D OT R I C E

obe

Actor A N DY C U N N I N G H A M

26 May 1923 – 16 October 2017

Writer, Actor, Puppeteer

J E S S I C A FA L K H O LT

Actress

13 May 1950 – 5 June 2017

CL ARE DOUGL AS

15 May 1988 – 17 January 2018

Editor

21 February 1944 – 9 July 2017

E R I C DAV I D S O N

Director, Producer

DAV I D F I S H E R

Writer

1931 – March 2018 (age 87)

T E R RY D OY L E

13 April 1929 – 10 January 2018

Producer E L I Z A B E T H DAW N

m be

1 February 1944 – 25 April 2017

Actress

8 November 1939 – 25 September 2017

Presenter, Entertainer, Actor, Singer, Dancer P E T E R D U FFE L L

Director HUBERT DE GIVENCHY

22 February 1928 – 18 August 2017

10 July 1922 – 12 December 2017 C Y R I L FR A N K E L

Costume Designer

21 February 1927 – 10 March 2018

Director BELL A EMBERG

Actress BR ADFORD DILLMAN

28 December 1921 – 7 June 2017

16 September 1937 – 12 January 2018 C H A R L E S FR AT E R

Actor

14 April 1930 – 16 January 2018

Sound Recordist, Editor R LEE ERMEY

Actor, Instructor SIR KEN DODD

S I R B R U C E F O RS Y T H

obe

24 March 1944 – 15 April 2018 J O E L FR E E M A N

Comedian, Actor

8 November 1927 – 11 March 2018

21 January 1941 – 8 June 2017

Producer N A N E T T E FA B R AY

Actress

27 October 1920 – 22 February 2018

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12 June 1922 – 21 January 2018

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M E MORIA M

J O H N GAV I N

S T E P H E N H AW K I N G

Actor

Physicist, Writer

8 April 1931 – 9 February 2018

8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018

KENNETH HAIGH

Actor R AY G E A R I N G

25 March 1931 – 4 February 2018

JOHN HILLERMAN

Actor

Cameraman

7 March 1951 – 4 December 2017

SIR PETER HALL

c be

20 December 1932 – 9 November 2017

Director M I C H A E L G E RS H M A N

22 November 1930 – 11 September 2017

17 June 1944 – 10 March 2018

T R E VO R H O P K I N S

Producer

Director, Cinematographer J O H N N Y H A L LY DAY

4 April 1951 – 30 December 2017

Actor, Singer P E T E R G L E AV E S

15 June 1943 – 6 December 2017

19 July 1962 – 18 February 2018

SEAN HUGHES

Comedian, Writer, Actor

Sound Engineer R O B E R T H A R DY

c be

10 November 1965 – 16 October 2017

Actor I O L A G R E G O RY

29 October 1925 – 3 August 2017

1946 – 21 November 2017 (age 71)

PAT H U TC H I N S

Writer, Illustrator

Actress CAROLE HART

18 June 1942 – 8 November 2017

Writer BR AD GREY

30 April 1943 – 5 January 2018

29 December 1957 – 14 May 2017

C L I F TO N JA M E S

Actor

Producer A N T H O N Y H A RV E Y

29 May 1920 – 15 April 2017

Director R O B E R T G U I L L AU M E

3 June 1930 – 23 November 2017

LY N JA M E S

Actor

Actress

30 November 1927 – 24 October 2017

19 February 1929 – 31 May 2017

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M E MORIA M

S H A R O N L AWS

Cyclist, Sports Presenter MICKEY JONES

7 July 1974 – 16 December 2017

Actor

10 June 1941 – 7 February 2018

L I Z M AC K E A N

Journalist, Broadcaster R O S E M A RY L E AC H

30 November 1964 – 18 August 2017

Actress SHASHI K APOOR

18 December 1935 – 21 October 2017

Actor

18 March 1938 – 4 December 2017

JOHN MAHONEY

Actor H OWA R D L E W L E W I S

20 June 1940 – 4 February 2018

Comedian, Actor DOREEN KEOGH

21 August 1941 – 20 January 2018

Actress

10 April 1924 – 31 December 2017

D O R OT H Y M A LO N E

Actress J E R RY L E W I S

30 January 1925 – 19 January 2018

Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Actor B O B BY K N U T T

16 March 1926 – 20 August 2017

Actor

25 November 1945 – 25 September 2017

ROSE M ARIE

Actress PAT R I C I A L L E W E L LY N

15 August 1923 – 28 December 2017

Producer, Executive P E A DA R L A M B

7 February 1962 – 22 October 2017

Actor

24 December 1929 – 1 September 2017

T E R E N C E M A RS H

Production Designer M I K E L LOY D

14 November 1931 – 9 January 2018

Producer, Director M A R T I N L A N DAU

14 August 1938 – 15 November 2017

Actor

20 June 1928 – 15 July 2017

JA N M A X W E L L

Actress DAV I D LY L E

Television Executive

d: 21 September 2017 (age 67)

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20 November 1956 – 11 February 2018


IN

M E MORIA M

B I L L M AY N A R D

PAT R I C K O ’C O N N E L L

Actor

Actor

8 October 1928 – 30 March 2018

SIR ROGER MOORE

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29 January 1934 – 10 August 2017

Actor PETER MCHUGH

14 October 1927 – 23 May 2017

DAV I D O G D E N S T I E RS

Actor

Producer, Executive

25 October 1946 – 22 May 2017

31 October 1942 – 3 March 2018

J E A N N E M O R E AU

Actress C A R M E L M C S H A R RY

23 January 1928 – 31 July 2017

T I M O ’C O N N O R

Actor

Actress

18 August 1926 – 4 March 2018

MIKE NEVILLE

3 July 1927 – 5 April 2018

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Newsreader, Broadcaster H E AT H E R M E N Z I E S

17 October 1936 – 6 September 2017

3 December 1949 – 24 December 2017

Q U I N N O ’H A R A

Actress

Actress, Model D O R K A N I E R A DZ I K

3 January 1941 – 5 May 2017

Make Up Artist DINA MERRILL

5 March 1949 – 12 February 2018

REN OSUGI

Actor

Actress

29 December 1923 – 22 May 2017

27 September 1951 – 21 February 2018

J O H N N OA K E S

Presenter PETER MILES

6 March 1934 – 28 May 2017

M I C H A E L PA R KS

Actor

Actor

29 August 1928 – 26 February 2018

BA R RY N O R M A N

c be

24 April 1940 – 9 May 2017

Presenter, Journalist MARK MILSOME

21 August 1933 – 30 June 2017

V I C TO R P E M B E R TO N

Camera Operator

Writer, Producer

23 May 1963 – 18 November 2017

10 October 1931 – 13 August 2017

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M E MORIA M

I VO R BA R R I E R O B E R T S

Camera Operator J O H N P I TM A N

8 October 1951 – 27 February 2018

Producer, Reporter

18 November 1939 – 14 February 2018

S I M O N S H E LTO N

Actor PAT R I C I A ‘ PA D DY ’ R U S S E L L

13 January 1966 – 17 January 2018

Director M E I C P OV E Y

4 July 1928 – 2 November 2017

Writer, Director, Actor

27 November 1950 – 5 December 2017

S A M S H E PA R D

Actor, Writer P E T E R SA L L I S

obe

5 November 1943 – 27 July 2017

Actor STEVE PRICE

1 February 1921 – 2 June 2017

Sound Engineer, Music Recording Engineer

17 February 1967 – 8 September 2017 S I E G FR I E D R AU C H

Composer C O N N I E S AW Y E R

4 October 1922 – 4 November 2017

Actress

27 November 1912 – 21 January 2018

Actor

2 April 1932 – 11 March 2018

DUDLEY SIMPSON

W I L L I A M G S T E WA R T

Presenter, Producer C A R O L L E E S C OT T

15 July 1933 – 21 September 2017

Singer, Entertainer STEVE REEVIS

20 December 1942 – 4 July 2017

Actor

14 August 1962 – 7 December 2017

O L E G TA BA KOV

Director, Actor NEIL SHAND

17 August 1935 – 12 March 2018

Writer D O N N E L LY R H O D E S

3 March 1934 – 12 April 2018

Actor

4 December 1937 – 8 January 2018

EMMA TENNANT

Executive JA M E S S H A R K E Y

Agent

5 January 1930 – 13 October 2017

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23 June 1968 – 20 March 2018


IN

M E MORIA M

FR A N K T I DY

J O LYO N W I M H U RS T

Cinematographer, Actor

Producer, Director

17 May 1932 – 27 January 2017

M O R AY WAT S O N

16 June 1935 – 19 June 2017

Actor D O R E E N T R AC E Y

25 June 1928 – 2 May 2017

Actress

13 April 1943 – 10 January 2018

DA L E W I N TO N

Presenter A DA M W E S T

22 May 1955 – 18 April 2018

Actor MIKE TUCKER

19 September 1928 – 9 June 2017

Sports Commentator

30 November 1944 – 28 March 2018

H OWA R D W I T T

Actor B I D DY W H I T E L E N N O N

17 January 1932 – 21 June 2017

Actress H A R RY J U FL A N D

5 September 1946 – 23 November 2017

Producer, Actor

12 March 1936 – 2 March 2018

H E I N Z WO L FF

Presenter, Scientist B E N JA M I N W H I T R OW

29 April 1928 – 15 December 2017

Actor J E R RY VA N DY K E

17 February 1937 – 28 September 2017

Actor, Comedian

27 July 1931 – 5 January 2018

R A L P H WO O L S E Y

Cinematographer JENNY WILKES

1 January 1914 – 23 March 2018

Director, Writer FR A N K V I N C E N T

1 August 1941 – 1 November 2017

Actor, Producer

15 April 1937 – 13 September 2017

P E T E R W Y N GA R D E

Actor HUGH WILSON

23 August 1933 – 15 January 2018

Director, Producer, Writer D E B O R A H WAT L I N G

21 August 1943 – 14 January 2018

Actress

2 January 1948 – 21 July 2017

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The Academy has made every effort to compile an accurate In Memoriam listing of television practitioners between 6 April 2017 and 18 April 2018.


As official scrutineers, when BAFTA needs our help we act. Providing them with confidence in the results during the awards season. It’s what we do that makes the difference. Many congratulations to all of tonight’s nominees and winners.

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OFFICERS

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THE

ACA DE MY

O FF I C E RS

COMMIT TEES

HRH The Duke of Cambridge, KG Academy President

EL EC T ED M E M B ERS O F T H E T EL E V ISI O N CO M M I T T EE

Barbara Broccoli obe Academy Vice President for Film

Krishnendu Majumdar ‒ Chair Hannah Wyatt ‒ Deputy Chair Richard Boden Laurence Marks Elizabeth McIntyre Emma Morgan Sara Putt Beryl Richards* Liz Trubridge Maxine Watson

David Gardner obe Academy Vice President for Games Greg Dyke Academy Vice President for Television

BOA R D O F T RUST EES Jane Lush Chair of the Academy

EL EC T ED M E M B ERS O F T H E FI L M CO M M I T T EE

Dame Pippa Harris dbe Deputy Chair of the Academy Nick Button-Brown Chair, Games Committee

Marc Samuelson ‒ Chair Alison Thompson ‒ Deputy Chair Simon Chinn Noel Clarke Alexandra Ferguson Derbyshire* Gillian Hawser Pippa Markham Lynda Myles Andrew Orr David Thompson

Krishnendu Majumdar Chair, Television Committee Sara Putt Chair, Learning & New Talent Committee Marc Samuelson Chair, Film Committee Alison Thompson Deputy Chair, Film Committee Hannah Wyatt Deputy Chair, Television Committee

EL EC T ED M E M B ERS O F T H E GA M ES CO M M I T T EE

John Smith Chair, Finance and Audit Committee and Chair, Commercial Committee

Nick Button-Brown ‒ Chair Tara Saunders Lee Schuneman* Mike Simpson Dr Jo Twist obe

Paul Morrell obe Co-optee Lloyd Dorfman cbe Co-optee

*Children’s

Amanda Berry obe Chief Executive Kevin Price Chief Operating Officer

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Our fastest, smartest V6 box lets you: • Record 6 shows while you watch a 7th recorded earlier • Watch recordings around your home on a mobile or tablet • Search for shows and start apps lightning-fast Search Virgin TV Virgin Fibre areas only. Requires Virgin TV and Fibre, set up fee and HD TV. 12 month minimum term required for new customers. Selected recordings available to watch on compatible iOS/Amazon Fire/Android devices. Virgin TV Control app and WiFi required. Legal stuff applies. PAW Patrol ©2017 Spin Master. All Rights Reserved

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