What (more) TV’s on at BAFTA in June? Including Make Me Famous, Belgravia and Jamie Johnson

Make Me Famous
Make Me Famous

Every Tuesday, TMINE flags up what new TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK

BAFTA’s really getting the hang of this Zoom thing, with no fewer than three events lined up in the next fortnight: Q&A’s for Make Me Famous, Belgravia and Jamie Johnson.

Details after the jump.

Make Me Famous Q&A

Tuesday, 23 June – 6:30pm

Q&A with writer Reggie Yates and actor Tom Brittney on the new BBC drama, exploring the impact and consequences of fast fame on reality TV contestants.

When Billy (Tom Brittney) succeeds in impressing the producers of a fictional constructed-reality show, he believes his life is set to change forever. A year after the show has aired, while some of Billy’s co-stars’ careers are thriving, he struggles to balance the afterglow of fame, social media, and tabloid kiss & tells, and the resulting assumptions people have made about his character – forcing deep vulnerabilities to the surface.

The cast includes Amanda Abbington, Aiysha Hart, Nina Sosanya, Emma Rigby, Trieve Blackwood-Cambridge and Tilly Keeper. Produced by Expectation, it was commissioned by Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three, and Clare Sillery, Head Of Commissioning, Documentaries. The Executive Producers for Expectation are BAFTA winners Colin Barr and Sue Horth (Damilola, Our Loved Boy, Our World War, My Murder). It has been written by Reggie Yates, directed by Peter King and produced by Margaret Conway. The series will air on BBC Three/BBC iPlayer on Wednesday 17th June.



Belgravia Q&A

Friday, 26 June – 6pm

Online Q&A with screenwriter Julian Fellowes, executive producer Gareth Neame and director John Alexander.


Q&A: Jamie Johnson – Tackling Issues Head On

Tuesday, 30 June – 6:00pm

As part of Pride month, join the team behind CBBC football drama, Jamie Johnson, to discuss the latest hard-hitting storyline and the importance of visible LGBT role-models in children’s programming and sport.

The panel focuses on a powerful storyline unfolding in CBBC’s popular drama, Jamie Johnson, as a character comes out to his family and team-mates. Alex Kay-Jelski (editor-in-chief, The Athletic) hosts the discussion with BAFTA nominated writer Shaun Duggan; actors Laquarn Lewis, Patrick Ward and Head of Content for BBC Children’s, Cheryl Taylor. The panel addresses how to tackle storylines for maximum impact and relevance to young viewers; the importance of LGBT+ role-models; and the role of the BBC in championing harder-hitting content for its audience. Hugo Scheckter (Head of Player Care at West Ham United) also joins the conversation to look at the way professional football is tackling the challenges and driving positive change.

Jamie Johnson is produced by Short Form Film.

To maximise time for discussion and Q&A, clips will not be shown as part of this event. We recommend watching episode 8, series 5 (Outside the Box) in advance of this session which is available on CBBC and iPlayer from 17.00 BST on 25 June.