Every month (more or less), TMINE flags up what TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK
Seeing as I’ve spent most of today on the phone to various customer service representatives – one of whom, who worked for a major mobile phone provider whose number is definitely not magic, decided to actual change my phone number while I was on the phone to him – WHYBW will have to wait until tomorrow. Sorry about that.
Instead, let’s catch up with BAFTA. October’s been a bit quiet for them, but in the next couple of weeks there are a couple of TV events coming up.
Wednesday, 8 November 2017 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London
The team behind the hit BBC Three mockumentary will discuss their creative process and the evolution of the show from YouTube to BAFTA-winning comedy.
Allan ‘Seapa’ Mustafa, writer and actor (MC Grindah)
Steve Stamp, writer and actor (DJ Steves)
Asim Chaudhry, actor (Chabuddy G)
Hugo Chegwin, actor (DJ Beats)
Jon Petrie (Producer)
Ash Atalla (Producer)
Jack Clough (Director)
Chaired by comedian Holly Walsh
Thursday, 9 November 2017 – 9:00am
195 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1J 9EU
Richard Watsham, Director of Commissioning and Hilary Rosen, Deputy Director of Commissioning share their vision for Britain’s biggest multichannel broadcaster. Chaired by Benji Wilson.
UKTV is investing heavily in original productions, with more original hours scheduled for 2018 than at any point in its 25 year history. With its eleven brands, it covers a wide range of genres and has broadened out into sports and gameshows, alongside original scripted comedies and lifestyle. Watsham has recently identified factual as a potential growth area for entertainment channel Dave in a bid to reach younger audiences. Watsham and Rosen will discuss current opportunities for producers across the channels and provide insight into UKTV’s plans for the future.
Richard Watsham joined UKTV in 2011 as Senior Commissioning Editor and was promoted to Director of Commissioning in 2014. Hilary Rosen joined UKTV in 2013 as a Commissioning Editor and is now Deputy Director of Commissioning. Commissioning credits include BAFTA-nominated Taskmaster, International Emmy award winner Hoff the Record, Dynamo: Magician Impossible, John Bishop: In Conversation With…,Unspun with Matt Forde, The Davina Hour, Zapped, Monty Python Live and Crackanory.