“Squid Game” – Red Light, Green Light Game – Siren Pictures/Netflix
Olly Alexander – “It’s A Sin” – Red Production Company/Channel 4
WINNER: Big Zuu – “Big Zuu’s Big Eats” – Boom/Dave
Samson Kayo – “Bloods” – Roughcut TV, Sky Studios/Sky One
“An Audience With Adele” – Adele’s Surprised By The Teacher Who Changed Her Life – Fulwell 73, Onward, Sony, Columbia/ITV
WINNER: “Uprising” – Production Team – Rogan Productions, Lammas Park, Turbine Studios/BBC One
“Emmerdale” – Production Team – ITV Studios/ITV HOLBY CITY Production Team – BBC Studios/BBC One
WINNER: “The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan” – Rhean Archibald, Ben Wicks, Tim Dean, Pollyanna McGirr, David Geli, Mo Gilligan – Expectation, Momo G/Channel 4
Ncuti Gatwa – “Sex Education” – Eleven Film /Netflix
“Black Power: A British Story Of Resistance” – George Amponsah, Helen Bart, Steve Mcqueen, James Rogan, Soleta Rogan, Tracey Scoffield – Rogan Productions, Lammas Park, Turbine Studios/BBC Two
WINNER: “Together” – Production Team – Shoebox Films, Sonia Friedman Productions, BBC Film/BBC Two
“Please Help” – Lucy Pearman, Ben Mallaby, David Simpson – Tiger Aspect Productions/BBC Three
COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
SHORT FORM PROGRAM
LIVE EVENT
“Channel 4 News: Black to Front” – Production Team – Channel 4 News/ Channel 4
WINNER: “ITV News At Ten: Storming Of The Capitol” – Production Team – ITV News, ITN/ITV
Jessica Plummer – “The Girl Before” – 42/BBC One
"My mental health wasn't in the best place," said Gilligan of when he was first shopping around his series. 'Wow that's what I want to do'" Similarly Mo Gilligan, who won best comedy entertainment program for his series “The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan,” also spoke up for the beleaguered network. "[Channel 4] trusted me and let me be myself and bring Black boy joy to people's screens." He implored the industry to try to save Channel 4, saying: "It's so important that the next Mo Gilligan or Judi Love can watch us and say.
No one works harder than us. Apart from people in other professions." "You've suffered enough. "I'm not going to use your faces as punchlines or punchbags," he reassured them.
WINNER: “Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway” – Production Team – Lifted Entertainment, Mitre Studios/ITV
So please, whatever we can do, the BBC and Channel 4 are things we have to hold tight and fight for inch, inch, inch, every inch." Sitting in front of the TV talking, sharing. Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen also made sure to cite the broadcasters in his acceptance speech for best factual series for "Uprising," about the tragic New Cross fire in 1981, saying: "Things like the BBC and Channel 4 bring us together.
LEADING ACTOR
FEATURES
Meanwhile popular daytime TV host Lorraine Kelly – who recently found herself at the center of a mini media storm when Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared to not know who she was during a recent interview with one of Kelly's colleagues at ITV – arrived at the podium to present two awards with the words: "A special hello to Boris, I'm Lorraine."
INTERNATIONAL
“Casualty” – Deborah Sathe, Loretta Preece, Debbie Biggins, Jenny Thompson, Sarah Beeson – BBC Studios/BBC One
“The Detectives: Fighting Organised Crime” Production Team – Minnow Films, Open University/BBC Two
WINNER: “The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Production Team” – Sky Sports, Formula 1/Sky Sports Formula 1
David Thewlis – “Landscapers” – Sister, South of the River Pictures/Sky Atlantic
SUPPORTING ACTRESS
"People You May Know” – Juliet Riddell, James Graham, Tom Hannen, Franklin Dow – Financial Times, Sonia Friedman Productions/Financial Times
Sean Lock – “8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown” – Zeppotron/Channel 4
WINNER: Jodie Comer – “Help” – The Forge Entertainment, One Shoe Films/Channel 4
WINNER: “Strictly Come Dancing” – Rose And Giovanni’s Silent Dance To ‘Symphony’ – BBC Studios/BBC One
Jessica Sharkey – HTM Television, Baby Cow Productions/ITV
“Help” – Production Team – The Forge Entertainment, One Shoe Films/Channel 4
“The Great British Sewing Bee” – Production Team – Love Productions/BBC One
“The Dog House” – Production Team – Five Mile Films/Channel 4
“ITV Racing: The Grand National” – Mark Demuth, Paul Mcnamara, Paul Cooper, Tasleem Hasham-laywood, Rob Oldham, Jon Harris – ITV Sport/ITV
“Freddie Mercury: The Final Act” – James Rogan, Daniel Hall, Chris Wilson, Mark Hedgecoe, Soleta Rogan, Simon Lupton – Rogan Productions/BBC Two
WINNER: "Our Land" – Alexandra Genova, Alfred Thirolle – Alexandra Genova/Together TV
“Manhunt: The Night Stalker” – Ed Whitmore, Marc Evans, Jo Willett, Evie Bergson-Korn, Philippa Braithwaite – Buffalo Pictures/ITV
"Doctor who," replied to Gatwa to laughs and groans from the audience. After which the duo handed over a gong to winning series "Motherland." "Doctor," said Wood. Meanwhile new Time Lord Gatwa and his "Sex Education" co-star Aimee Lou Wood presented the award for best scripted comedy, taking to the podium with a knock-knock joke. "Knock knock," said Wood. "Who's there?" replied Gatwa.
WINNER: “The Missing Children” Production Team – Truenevision/ITV
"Stephen" – Mark Redhead, Madonna Baptiste, Alrick Riley, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Joe Cottrell Boyce,
Emily Watson – “Too Close” – Snowed-In Productions/ITV
"It's a Sin" – Russell T Davies, Nicola Shindler, Peter Hoar, Phil Collinson – Red Production Company/Channel 4
“Sky News: Afghanistan: Endgame” Production Team – Sky News/Sky News
“The Men Who Sell Football (Al Jazeera Investigations)” – Phil Rees, David Harrison, Jason Gwynne, Sarah Yeo, Nicholas Dove, Naji Tamimi – Al Jazeera I-Unit/Al Jazeera English
"Killing Eve" star Jodie Comer picked up the BAFTA for best leading actress for her role in COVID drama "Help." In her acceptance speech she thanked writer Jack Thorne, revealing: "I very embarrassingly slid into his DMs a few years ago and told him I wanted to work with him. Little did I know [co-star] Stephen Graham had done the same."
“Strictly Come Dancing” – Production Team – BBC Studios/BBC One” />
Michael McIntyre – “Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel” – Hungry McBear Media/BBC One
WINNER: “Fearless: The Women Fighting Putin (Exposure)” Sarah Collinson, David Henshaw, David Alter, Sasha Odynova, Ksenia Barakovskaya – Hardcash Productions, The Economist/ITV
SUPPORTING ACTOR
Emily Mortimer – “The Pursuit Of Love” – Open Book Productions, Moonage Pictures, Amazon Studios/BBC One
Céline Buckens – “Showtrial” – World Productions/BBC One
Leah Harvey – “Foundation” – Skydance Television, Phantom Four/Apple TV Plus
SINGLE DRAMA
WINNER – “The Chase” – Michael Kelpie, Martin Scott, Helen Tumbridge, Hester Davies, Christina Clayton, Mick Thomas – Potato/ITV
WINNER: “Motherland” – Holly Walsh, Helen Serafinowicz, Barunka O’Shaughnessy, Caroline Norris, Sharon Horgan, Clelia Mountford – Merman Television, Twofour/Channel 4
“Grenfell: The Untold Story” – James Newton, Daisy Ayliffe, Emma Lysaght, Kirsty Cunningham, Jessie Versluys – BBC Studios/Channel 4
Omari Douglas – “It’s A Sin” – Red Production Company/Channel 4
Meanwhile the contenders for best international series will be one of the most fraught with some of the past year’s most talked-about series – including “Call My Agent,” “Mare of Easttown,” “Squid Games” and “Succession – up for an award.
"Seeing is believing," Majumdar said of the importance of diversity in the industry, saying the room was full of the most important people in television, who have the chance to make a difference. "We desperately need diversity" among the leaders and gatekeepers in the industry, he added, again earning heartfelt applause.
"I hope you all continue to keep up your valuable work." Prince William also made a brief appearance in a video transmission in which he talked about climate change on screen. "Writers and producers are playing a unique role in ensuring the future of our planet is something we all want to talk about," William said.
WINNER: Sean Bean – "Time" – BBC Studios/BBC One
SPECIALIST FACTUAL
“Hollyoaks Saved My Life (Hollyoaks IRL)” – Rachel Hardy, Alan Toner, Graham Gallery – Lime Pictures/YouTube
Rose Matafeo – “Starstruck” – Avalon/BBC Three
Denise Gough – “Too Close” – Snowed-In Productions/ITV
Kelly wasn't the only one to address Johnson. Instead of a traditional speech, the team behind “Together," who won the BAFTA for best single documentary, read out a statement from the charity and pressure group Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice when picking up their award, which included a strong rebuke of the government.
“9/11: One Day in America” Caroline Marsden, Daniel Bogado, TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay, David Glover – 72 Films/National Geographic
Graham Norton – “The Graham Norton Show” – So Television/BBC One
CURRENT AFFAIRS
“Undercover Police: Hunting Paedophiles” – Joe Mather, Simon Ford, Jamie Pickup, Mark Casebow, Charlie MacDonald, Juliet Piper – BBC Studios/Channel 4
Joe Lycett – “Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back” – Rumpus Media, My Options Were Limited/Channel 4
LEADING ACTRESS
Aimee Lou Wood – “Sex Education” – Eleven Film/Netflix
FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAM
MINI SERIES
“Lupin” – Production Team – Gaumont Télévision/Netflix
WINNER: “My Childhood, My Country – 20 Years In Afghanistan” – Phil Grabsky, Shoaib Sharifi, Amanda Wilkie, Clive Mattock – Seventh Art Productions/ITV
"There was barely enough time to get out of your seat and slap someone," Ayoade said, in reference to the Will Smith slap at the Oscars in March. Citing that it is the 75th anniversary of BAFTA in 2022, he said the TV awards only launched with 5 categories initially. As the audience giggled nervously, he added: "We can laugh about it."
ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
“We Are Lady Parts” – Production Team – Working Title Television/Channel 4
“Unforgotten” – Production Team – Mainstreet Pictures/ITV
“I Am Victoria” – Dominic Savage, Krishnendu Majumdar, Richard Yee, Suranne Jones, Josh Hyams, David Charap – Me + You Productions/Channel 4
“Stath Lets Flats” – Jamie Demetriou, Seb Barwell, Andrew Gaynord, Ash Atalla – Roughcut TV/Channel 4
“Life & Rhymes” – Production Team – CPL Productions, Licklemor Productions/Sky Arts
SINGLE DOCUMENTARY
Callum Scott Howells – “It’s A Sin” – Red Production Company/Channel 4
“I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!” – Ant And Dec Dig At Downing Street’s Lockdown Parties – Lifted Entertainment/ITV
Tahirah Sharif – “The Tower” – Mammoth Screen, Windhover Films/ITV
SPORT
David Carlyle – “It’s A Sin” – Red Production Company/Channel 4
WINNER: Matthew Macfadyen – “Succession” – Project Zeus, Hyperobject Industries, Gary Sanchez Productions, HBO/Sky Atlantic
According to Armstrong, Snook said "lots of nice things" about her on-screen husband, including the fact that "after 12 hours on set he returns his clothes to the costume van smelling better than when he took them out" while Braun said there was "No one I'd rather have kiss me tenderly on the forehead than Matthew Macfadyen," referencing a scene in the show.
“Vigil” – Tom Edge, Simon Heath, Jake Lushington, Angie Daniell, James Strong, Isabelle Sieb – World Productions/BBC One
WINNER: “The Underground Railroad” – Barry Jenkins, Colson Whitehead, Adele Romanski, Mark Ceryak, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner – Plan B, PASTEL, Big Indie, Amazon Studios/Amazon Prime
“9/11: Inside The President’s War Room” – Adam Wishart, Neil Grant, Serena Kennedy, Simon Finch – Wish/Art Films/BBC One
Cathy Tyson, who won a BAFTA for best supporting actress for her role in “Help,” gave a shoutout to Channel 4 when she collected her award, calling the public broadcaster "a voice for the people," as well as saying she stood with the people of both Ukraine and Russia.
Lydia West – “It’s A Sin” – Red Production Company/Channel 4
“Mare of Easttown” – Production Team – wiip Studios, The Low Dweller Productions, Juggle Productions, Mayhem, Zobot Projects, HBO/Sky Atlantic
“Moneybags” – David Flynn, Michelle Woods, Aaron Rosenthal, Louisa Benger, Shaun Parry, Mike Maclaine – Youngest Media/Channel 4
“Succession” – Production Team – Project Zeus, Hyperobject Industries, Gary Sanchez Productions, HBO/Sky Atlantic
Kate Winslet – “Mare of Easttown” – wiip Studios, The Low Dweller Productions, Juggle Productions, Mayhem, Zobot Projects, HBO/Sky Atlantic
"Matthew is a lovely man and I'm very glad he's won this award," Armstrong said. He revealed he'd also asked Macfadyen's co-stars Sarah Snook and Nicholas Braun for comments about Macfadyen to share with the BAFTA TV Awards audience. Matthew Macfadyen won the award for best supporting actor for his role as the manipulative Tom in "Succession." Macfadyen was not at the ceremony so "Succession" show runner Jesse Armstrong stepped in to accept it on his behalf.
DAYTIME
WINNER: Sophie Willan – “Alma’s Not Normal” – Expectation/BBC Two
"I couldn't be happier," he said. In his acceptance speech, which was delivered in a pre-recorded video transmission, Connolly cited his struggles with Parkinson's disease as well discussing his career. "It's made me such a happy man, getting these good attendance medals now my career is out the window." And comedian and actor Sir Billy Connolly CBE ("Mrs Brown") was honoured with a fellowship, BAFTA’s highest honour.
British Academy Television Awards Nominees and Winners
“Death of England: Face to Face” – Clint Dyer, Dixie Linder, David Sabel, Rufus Norris, Christine Schwarzman, Roy Williams – National Theatre, Sabel Productions, Cuba Pictures/Sky Arts
Steve Coogan – This Time with Alan Partridge – Baby Cow Productions/BBC One TIM RENKOW Jerk – Roughcut TV/BBC Three
Natasia Demetriou – “Stath Lets Flats” – Roughcut TV/Channel 4
Virgin Media’s Must-see Moment (Voted For By The Public)
“Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing” – Paul Whitehouse, Bob Mortimer, Lisa Clark, Stephanie Fyfe, Rob Gill – Owl Power/BBC Two
WINNER: “The Earthshot Prize 2021" – Production Team – BBC Studios/BBC One
Hugh Quarshie – "Stephen" – HTM Television/ITV
“The Ranganation” Ruth Phillips, Richard Cohen, Mark Barrett, Barbara Wiltshire, Debra Blenkinsop, Helena Parkhill – Zeppotron/BBC Two
“Nail Bomber: Manhunt” – Production Team – Expectation/Netflix
“Sort Your Life Out” – Charlotte Brookes, Kurt Seywald, James Callum, Lucy Blatch, Michael Hyland, Demi Doyle – Optomen Television/BBC One
“An Audience With Adele” – Adele, Jonathan Dickins, Sally Wood, Ben Winston, Lou Fox, Bex Hampson – Fulwell 73, Onward, Sony, Columbia/ITV
NEWS COVERAGE
WINNER: “In My Skin” – Kayleigh Llewellyn, Nerys Evans, Molly Manners, Sophie Francis – Expectation/BBC Three
“Four Hours at the Capitol” – Jamie Roberts, Will Grayburn, Dan Reed – AMOS Pictures/BBC Two
“It’s A Sin” – Colin’s Devastating AIDS Diagnosis – Red Production Company/Channel 4
“Alma’s Not Normal” – Sophie Willan, Gill Isles, Andrew Chaplin, Nerys Evans – Expectation/BBC Two
RuPaul’s Drag race U.K.” – RuPaul Charles, Fenton Bailey, Tom Campbell, Bruce McCoy, Sally Miles, Matt Green – World of Wonder Productions/BBC Three
BAFTA Chair Krishnendu Majumdar opened the ceremony with a speech in which he noted: "We should also cherish public service broadcasting," a statement which earned a long applause and whoops of support in light of the government's current commitment to privatize Channel 4 and freeze the BBC's license fee.
"Springwatch 2021" Production Team – BBC Studio/BBC Two
“The Royal British Legion of Remembrance” – BBC Studios/BBC One
WINNER: “Coronation Street” – Production Team – ITV Studios/ITV
"Landscapers" – Will Sharpe, Ed Sinclair, Katie Carpenter, Olivia Colman, Jane Featherstone, Chris Fry – SISTER, South of the River Pictures/Sky Atlantic
The sun is shining, the stars have made their way down the red carpet and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ (BAFTA) Television Awards is underway at the Royal Festival Hall in London, U.K.
WINNER: “Big Zuu’s Big Eats” – Sam Grace, Alex Gilman, Chris Faith, Lucy Blatch, Big Zuu, Rohan Minhas – Boom/Dave
“Race Around Britain” – Ben Wicks, Andy Brown, Munya Chawawa, Trent Williams-Jones, Claire Cook, Kevin Muyolo – Expectation, Munz Made It/YouTube
“UEFA Euro 2020 Semi-final: England V Denmark” – Mark Demuth, Paul Mcnamara, Phil Heslop, Maggie Price, Roger Pearce, Stuart Smith – ITV Sport/ITV
“The Brit Awards 2021” – Production Team – BRITS TV/ITV
SCRIPTED COMEDY
“Steph’s Packed Lunch” – Ben Wicks, Rebecca Papworth, Vivek Sharma, Steph McGovern, Alan Clayton, Derek Hallworth – Expectation, Can Can Productions/Channel 4
The event – the first time it has taken place in person in three years due to the COVID pandemic – is being hosted by comedian and director Richard Ayoade ("The IT Crowd").
“RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K.” ‘UK Hun?’ – Bimini’s Verse – World Of Wonder/BBC Three
Alison Hammond – “I Can See Your Voice” – Thames/BBC One
"Sex Education" star Ncuti Gatwa – who was today announced as the next Doctor Who – is also in the running for an award for best male performance in a comedy for Netflix hit “Sex Education."
Nonso Anozie – “Sweet Tooth” – Warner Bros. Television/Netflix
WINNER: Jamie Demetriou – “Stath Lets Flats” – Roughcut TV/Channel 4 JOE GILGUN Brassic – Calamity Films/Sky Max
Among those nominated for a gong tonight are “An Audience With Adele," for best entertainment program, Rose Matafeo is nominated for best female performance in a comedy for “Starstruck” while Olly Alexander is nominated for leading actor for “It’s A Sin.”
“Tokyo 2020 Olympics” – Production Team – BBC Sport/BBC One
Ayoade also noted that the awards coincided with Sir David Attenborough's 96th anniversary on Sunday.
“Silenced: The Hidden Story Of Disabled Britain” Production Team – Blast! Films/BBC Two
Samuel Adewunmi – “You Don’t Know Me” – Snowed-In Productions/BBC One
“Trump Takes on the World” – Norma Percy, Tim Stirzaker, Sam Collins, Tania Rakhmanova, Lucy Hetherington, Greg Sanderson – Brook Lapping, Les Films D’ici, Arte France/BBC Two
“Married at First Sight U.K.” – Murray Boland, Dermot Caulfield, Danielle Lux, Sharyn Mills, Rachel Viner, James Kayler
Anjana Vasan – “We Are Lady Parts” – Working Title Television/Channel 4
Niamh Algar – “Deceit” – Story Films/Channel 4
WINNER: "Time" – Jimmy McGovern, Tom Sherry, Lewis Arnold, Simon Maloney, Michael Parke, Andrew Morrissey – BBC Studios/BBC One
“Richard Osman’s House of Games” – Tamara Gilder, Breid McLoone, Tom Banks, Abby Brakewell, John Smith, Sarah Boyce – Remarkable Television/BBC Two
REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL
"If the government goes ahead with its destructive plan to end Channel 4 as a public organization, those risks won't be taken. "A publicly-owned, risk-taking Channel 4 believed in [the show] and they stuck with it [despite initially low ratings]," said producer Stephen Lambert. And a big part of what makes British television good will have ended." Another shout-out to public service broadcasting meanwhile came from the team behind "Gogglebox," when they picked up the award for best reality or constructed reality TV series.
“Squid Game” – Hwang Dong-hyuk, Kim Ji-Yeon – Siren Pictures/Netflix
Stephen Graham – “Time” – BBC Studios/BBC One
“The Graham Norton Show” – Graham Norton, Graham Stuart, Jon Magnusson, Toby Baker, Catherine Strauss, Pete Snell – So Television/BBC One
FACTUAL SERIES
WINNER: Cathy Tyson – “Help” – The Forge Entertainment, One Shoe Films/Channel 4
“Call My Agent!” – Harold Valentin, Aurélien Larger, Dominique Besnehard, Michel Feller – Mon Voisin Productions, Mother Productions, France Télévisions/Netflix
Stephen Graham – “Help” – The Forge Entertainment, One Shoe Films/ Channel 4
DRAMA SERIES
ENTERTAINMENT PERFORMANCE
“Good Morning Britain: Shamima” Begum Production Team – ITV Studios Daytime/ITV
– CPL Productions/E4
On the red carpet outside, George Ezra gave a special outdoor performance of his latest single "Green Green Grass."
Aisling Bea – “This Way Up” – Merman Television/Channel 4
Ayoade delivered his opening monologue in typically caustic style, saying: "I'm here to reassure you this will eventually end. It won't feel like it, but it will."
WINNER: “Gogglebox” – Production Team – Studio Lambert/Channel 4
MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAM
SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA

Addressing a press conference after his latest BAFTA win, McQueen said: "We're British, it's part of our identity, it's who we are. As a working class guy, you put on the TV, it's like the fire, you put it on, and it's on – and it was the BBC and Channel 4."
government, with Channel 4 being privatized and the BBC's funding being slashed in real terms. Both broadcasters are facing an existential threat from the U.K. During the Virgin Media BAFTA TV awards on Sunday, McQueen said during his acceptance speech for winning best factual series for BBC documentary "Uprising" that BBC and Channel 4 have to be held tight and fought for every inch.
The abiding theme of the BAFTA TV awards ceremony, held as an in-person event at London's Royal Festival Hall, was support for the British broadcasters from the top creatives of the U.K. media industry.
Oscar, BAFTA and Turner Prize winner Steve McQueen has said that broadcasters BBC and Channel 4 are an integral part of British identity.
"And we need to the BBC and Channel 4 for to help sustain that and our identity – because I don't want us to be, no disrespect, Yanks," McQueen said.
We have great ideas. We've always been innovative in a way of how we create really great stuff with very little funds." "Other people have loads more money — the Americans — but we have great ideas, that's what makes us who we are. "We don't have much money in this country for television or films, but what we do have in the arts, in fashion, in lots of creative industries – we have ideas. As British people, we can stretch a pound. That's what we've always done. That's what we do," said McQueen.
McQueen's award-winning work includes "12 Years a Slave," "Hunger" and "Small Axe."” />

Lenny Abrahamson, who directed and executive produced "Normal People" has reprised both roles on "Conversations With Friends." Leanne Welham also directs.
The BBC has released a first look image of Alison Oliver as Frances in the broadcaster's upcoming adaptation of Sally Rooney novel "Conversations With Friends."
The two couples are soon enmeshed, with Melissa and Bobbi flirting openly while Nick and Frances embark on an illicit romance unbeknown to the other two and which soon causes a rupture in Frances' longstanding friendship with Bobbi.
Oliver is joined in the adaptation by Sasha Lane ("American Honey"), Joe Alwyn ("Mary Queen of Scots") and Jemima Kirke ("Sex Education").
“Over the last few months it has been a privilege to work alongside Element Pictures and our extraordinary team of writers to get the scripts to a point where we all feel so excited to start shooting. I’ve been an admirer of her work for a long time and I have no doubt she will bring great skill and subtlety to the episodes she directs.”” /> “I feel so excited to be collaborating with four such superb actors to bring Sally’s brilliant novel to the screen,” Abrahamson said earlier this year. I’ll be joined by a world class crew (many of whom worked on ‘Normal People’) and supporting cast and I’m particularly happy to have Leanne Welham come on board.
Lane stars as Frances's former girlfriend turned best friend Bobbi, an outspoken and self-assured foil to Frances' observant and cerebral character.
Through their poetry, the duo are introduced to an older writer, Melissa (played by Kirke), and her actor husband Nick (Alwyn).
Newcomer Oliver (above as Frances) plays a 21-year-old college student who confronts her vulnerabilities as she navigates a series of relationships.
Bobbi and Frances break up three years prior to the events of "Conversations With Friends" but continue to be close, performing spoken word poetry together in Dublin (where Rooney's other hit novel turned BBC series, "Normal People," also takes place.)
in 2022. on BBC One in the U.K. The 12-episode series is set to premiere on Hulu in the U.S.

Martin Scorsese made a short film reflecting on his lockdown experience in his New York City home during the coronavirus crisis, to be aired on Thursday on BBC Two.
The series will also feature director Lee Daniels explaining why the current shutdown in Hollywood could be a radical creative opportunity for filmmakers. It also includes photographer Don McCullin questioning the worth of a career spent risking his own life to depict the suffering of war; and appearances by Deborah Frances-White, David Spiegelhalter, and artists Gillian Wearing and Michael Landy.” />
"But what's really clever is that this great Hollywood luminary also gets us to look at Hitchcock again afresh through the lens of our current predicament. I was absolutely over the moon when he agreed to do it for us. And it all contributes to a pretty amazing finale." It feels a bit like hosting a little premiere. We see him at home, thinking about lockdown through the lens of classic movies, like Hitchcock's 'The Wrong Man,'" Beard said. "Martin Scorsese makes a wonderful end to the series.
The "exclusive and very personal" movie will air as part of the final program in the series "Lockdown Culture With Mary Beard," which is presented from Beard's home study. Beard examines the links between risk, culture and creativity.
"What I look forward to in the future is carrying with me what I have been forced to learn in these circumstances," Scorsese said. Being able to take care of them and be with them as much as you can." The people you love. "It is the essential.

Under the pact, BBC Global News will become the international news producer for Quibi's Daily Essentials. Its show for Quibi will be shot at the BBC’s central London headquarters five days a week. Each episode will be about 5 minutes long, designed for Quibi's mobile-targeted service.
The announcement of the deal with BBC Global News comes after word of the departure of Janice Min, the content exec who had been leading Quibi’s curated daily news and information programming called Daily Essentials. Earlier this summer, Quibi announced a similar pact with NBC News, for two daily shows.
Quibi, the short-form mobile TV and tech startup led by Jeffrey Katzenberg, announced a deal with the BBC to produce daily international news programming.
Added Jim Egan, CEO of BBC Global News, “Technology is changing constantly, as is the world at large and we're delighted to be working with an innovative new player like Quibi to bring young audiences a daily made-for-mobile global news update of the highest quality from our unparalleled network of international correspondents and experts."” />
"We're proud to partner with them to create a daily international news report for Quibi." "BBC News is one of the most respected news brands around the globe, and in particular for millennials in America today," Katzenberg, founder and chairman of Quibi, said in a statement.
Quibi (short for "quick bites") set a April 6, 2020, launch date for its service, with shows delivered in sub-10-minute episodes, and is targeting around 7,000 episodes in the first year. The company plans to charge $5 monthly for a version with ads and $8 for an ad-free tier.

At her announcement, she said she’s been lucky in her career to work “with great brands and businesses with a lot of upside,” including Warner Bros.
as employees feel less anxious and more refocused on work, numerous other people familiar with the company said. lot. Following a three-month search to replace ousted CEO Kevin Tsujihara, morale is up on the Burbank, Calif. The early meetings fall in line with her previously stated initial priorities: getting to know her colleagues and better understanding the company's disparate businesses.
Incoming Warner Bros. Entertainment CEO Ann Sarnoff will sit for a series of introductory meetings on the Warner Bros. lot next week, individuals familiar with the company told Variety.
Warner Bros., with its more than 8,000 worldwide employees, is the largest organization that Sarnoff has headed. Sarnoff, who was previously at the WNBA, Dow Jones and Viacom before the BBC was recruited for the job through the standard headhunting process. She had no prior connection to WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey or other leadership.
Brent Lang contributed to this report. ” />
On Monday and Tuesday, Sarnoff will greet heads of numerous divisions like television and film, said the insiders. Though the former BBC executive does not take her office until late August, the meetings will offer precursory face time. A larger address, like a company-wide town hall, is not on the books but likely when she starts.
“I think it’s going to be really exciting to work on source content for different generations as their tastes are changing and the way they consume content is changing,” Sarnoff said at the time.

At a panel discussion Monday morning, keynote speakers including BBC Studios’ Asia exec VP David Weiland noted that younger audiences are driving growth.
The changing demographics come with changes in viewing habits that now must fuel new innovative ways of reaching audiences.
“Documentary used to be a niche that was regarded as fairly boring, with a lot of black-and-white archival footage and talking heads, scheduled late at night. But something’s happened,” he said.
Nearly 40% of exhibitors at FilMart this year are currently involved in documentary films. This year, there are 290 such exhibitors from 26 countries and regions, an increase of 30% from the year before, and 24 nonfiction titles in screening sessions, nearly double last year’s 13 titles.
viewers ages 16 to 24, beating “The X-Factor” every night it ran for seven weeks, he said. In China, the show got 250 million views on the Tencent Video platform, with 70% of audiences in the younger demographic. BBC’s 2017 nature documentary “Blue Planet II” was the biggest show with young U.K.
This year HAF’s Works in Progress section has expanded to include non-fiction fare, doubling the total number of projects selected to include 10 feature fiction films and 10 feature-length documentaries. “This shows a trend of growing documentary funding,” Chan added.
“I think it’s too early to say if we’re going into a golden age of documentary, but at the BBC we’re certainly noticing that documentary is becoming more mainstream.” He chalked it up to the rise of global platforms creating quality content and young people thirsting for knowledge of worlds outside their own.
The market launched its "Doc World" section in 2018, and organizers tell Variety that if they hit a critical mass of more than 400 doc exhibitors, they would consider breaking the sector off into a standalone event.
“Filmart has been going on for two decades, but it’s just in the past two years that we’ve really seen notable growth in this particular area. “Documentary is where we really see the potential — it’s the new frontier in the industry that was previously untapped,”  said Anthony Mak, Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s New York director. We can’t predict the future, but if the trend continues but we are very optimistic.”
But that’s why we’re here — to try to let more people know about this opportunity.” is already a very, very large market, so perhaps previously there was less attention paid to the growing Asian market. He added: “A lot of the content is still produced in the West, and the U.S.
Viewers nowadays are more inclined towards watching programs with real life events.” Mak’s observations were echoed by HKTDC project manager Wesley Chan, who said: “We’ve seen a change in the behavior of film and TV buyers.
The majority of Tencent Video’s users watch content via their smartphones, said Lex Zhu, head of the platform’s Penguin Pictures Documentary Studio content arm. Mobile viewing means that we need to make a lot of changes.”” /> “A lot of the films available are not suitable to the viewing habits of our current users. In China, production quality is generally improving, he said, but most producers are still thinking too traditionally.

The BBC would not comment officially and referred all requests for information to the police. BBC staff inside the building told Variety that they had been instructed not to leave.
UPDATED: BBC staff have been given the all clear and the building has now reopened after staff were earlier prevented from entering or leaving because of a suspect vehicle. BBC News pictures show van in question contained boxes and a motorcycle.
Camilla Schick, a journalist at BBC World, tweeted that "ground floor staff still not allowed back into BBC Broadcasting House, while others aren’t allowed out."
In June the police carried out a controlled explosion after reports of a suspicious vehicle. It is not the first time there has been an alert at the BBC HQ.
Another BBC journalist, Thomas Mackintosh, tweeted that an "advisory email says move away from the windows…" He also posted videos of a police robot approaching the orange van.
A Met spokesman told Variety that the force responded to a call at 3.15PM concerning a suspect vehicle and officers were on the scene and carrying out their work.
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On the announcement that police advise everyone to move away from windows a sea of journalists flock to see what's going on." BBC journalist Sam Francis tweeted from his personal Twitter account: "Suspect package found near BBC office building.
Images and reports on social media appeared to show the authorities carrying out at least two controlled explosions on an orange van situated outside the building, Monday. London’s Metropolitan Police confirmed they are dealing with a suspect vehicle at the BBC’s Broadcasting House headquarters in central London.

[Intro]
Landed with my duffle in hand
Working out a plan
Hustle not a scam
Struggle of a man
Tryna get to it
Southern supplier of real music
Trill shit evoke…

[Verse 1]
Landed with my duffle in hand
Working out a plan
A hustle not a scam
This the struggle of a man tryna get to it
Southern supplier of real music
Trill shit evoke feeling when you listen to it
Only trueness if ever I spoke
It was a million dollar quote if ever I wrote
Papered up, but i’m still feeling broke
Ran 100 miles still got plenty more to go
Terrace overlooking the seashore
Left side of my walk-in closet look like the BBC store
Lifestyle goals, this is something you should reach for
High as the stars because we on my nigga
Drug dealer cars we gettin’ country club homes we living
Looking like a PGA champion
Crib made out, I’m stoned in the governor’s mansion
Tryna put a little dope in the game
Put some pure in your veins
Help you maintain and stay sane
Sharpen yo knives and carve your own lane
Never let that money make you change
A Gangster gets his money and remains

[Hook]
I ain’t always had that paper but I been real
I ain’t always had that paper but I been real
I ain’t always had that paper but I been real
You don’t know how that shit feel
I ain’t always had that paper but I been real
That ain’t how you niggas live
I ain’t always had that paper but I been real
You don’t know how this shit
I ain’t always had that paper but I been real
That ain’t how you niggas live

[Verse 2]
Outside the chicken spot in that Starship Rolls
With the kamikaze doors
Discussin the hard from the last score
As the world revolves slow
We livin fast, runnin through that cash
Cause any minute can be our last
So we live it up, pop a bottle lift your glass
This is us, the team that never switched up
To the script, memorized that bitch
Y’all was tryna be too slick
You end up lying in shit
See this a dog eat dog world
You get fleas you get bit
Tryna live free in the streets, might get hit
This is for those who wanna thrive, not just exist
To survive and surpass all the shit
Ferraris and a bad bitch, pillow-top mattress
Daydreamin about paper advancement
Gettin up, gettin to it, really puttin the plan in action
The result is the boss smokin gas, mashin
On the interstate blazin’ reminiscin laughin
Smilin at all memories, even the bad ones
Cause at least we had em
Some of us made it, some of us immortalized in murals
Lookin to the pavement
Candles in the spot homie was slayed in
I shed a tear with my top down it was rainin

Unh..

[Hook]
I ain’t always had that paper but I been real
You don’t know how that shit feel
I ain’t always had that paper but I been real
That ain’t how you niggas live
I ain’t always had that paper but I been real
You don’t know how this shit feel
That ain’t how you niggas live

From now on let’s just keep everything
Yup
Spitta
Welcome To The Winner’s Circle nigga
Thou shall not front on real shit
Or he’ll face a thousand deaths from this the spit vicious
I go hard like concrete floors
Make bitches legs open like Lambo doors
Up, out
Nigga rich the first season BBC, I’m Mr. Chow
My ghetto chick ordering food she can’t pronounce
Uh
Eat in mama, let it stick to your ribs
But no pics, tell your friends ’bout the shit that we did
Cause I can’t have no evidence of me hanging with other chicks
Floating around, wify trying to fight me on some Springer shit
Its Curren$y or you can call me Mr. Clean kicks
My day job consists of business first
The video games, bong hits, and pulling skirts
Vacationing, month long trips, scamper the earth
I’m trying to find what N.E.R.D. was in search of
Was it love?
Not sure
But I know that your man Hot Spitta
Ain’t one of those niggas who
Don’t know how to dress so they swagger jack Jigga
Wait to see him on stage with it
Then they internet shopping till they get it
Huh
I saw the same thing happen to me
Niggas laughed at my steez, now they’re wearing DCs
Fashion misfits, I’m fashion gifted
You niggas Boo-boo, find Yogi, crash a picnic
Spitta
Yeah