Bafta TV Awards 2019 Live : The Bafta Tv awards reward the best stars and programmes from the year’s small screen, with reality shows, soaps and dramas all, Killing Eve to A Very English Scandal, here are all the shows up for a gong at this year’s leading British TV awards. The British Academy Television Awards, also known as the Bafta Tv Awards, They have been awarded annually since 2019 are presented in an annual award show hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
Nonetheless, her career in broadcasting has been illustrious enough to be recognised by the British Academy, placing the 86-year-old in fine company. Kate Adie, Jon Snow and Joanna Lumley are among the broadcasters who have received the Fellowship in recent years. Dawn French starred in The Vicar of Dibley, which was first broadcast in 1994 The Fellowship is one of the only awards to be announced in advance of the ceremony, so the recipient is able to prepare an acceptance speech.
“I have been giving it a lot of thought, of course, because this is a landmark in my life,” Dame Joan says.”And it’s a sort of retrospective for me, I think, ‘What have I done to deserve all that?’ So I have to look up the things that I’ve done in the past. And so it’s been quite nostalgic.” Her presenting roles span several genres – from arts and culture to current affairs, across both radio and television.
British Academy Television Awards Live Stream 2019
Date :Sunday, May 12, 2018
“Joan Bakewell isn’t easy to pigeonhole,” wrote Gary Connor in parliamentary magazine The House (she is also a Labour peer). “A journalist, trailblazing broadcaster, champion of older people, campaigner and politician… she has long been in national treasure territory.”But it hasn’t been a career without difficulties. “I started as a studio manager in radio – which was a hopeless start, I was extremely bad at it… I failed as a chair of several quizzes,” she points out. “It’s a career littered with failure, but recovery as well.”
Following her stint as a studio manager, Dame Joan found her way into voiceover work after writing to producers whose names she found listed in the Radio Times, and went on to countless presenting roles over several decades. Hands up who watched Killing Eve, the frothy espionage adventure starring Sandra Oh as an M15 agent hunting Jodie Comer’s glamorous international assassin (above)? I know people who gave up on the series because they thought it “silly”, when I considered it smart, but perhaps that’s because we were watching it with different expectations.
Meanwhile, Jessica Hynes is up for “Female Performance in a Comedy Programme” for BBC4’s There She Goes, about raising a child with severe learning difficulties. Shaun Pye’s brutally honest series certainly highlighted the funnier side of his own personal experiences, but it could equally well be considered a drama.
It’s not alone: there is a wealth of other comedies exploring far more serious themes than are found in our endless, and supposedly harder-hitting crime dramas. Depression was explored in Flowers and sexual identity in The Bisexual – both deserved inclusion but were overlooked by the Bafta judges, as was Barry, which starred Bill Hader as a hitman with acting ambitions, which I would have liked to see nominated in the International category.
It is worth noting that one of the most popular genres on Netflix and HBO is “dramedy”, which is like a “comedy drama” except the drama is emphasised first.
Dame Joan is receiving the Bafta Fellowship – the highest accolade in British broadcasting – on Sunday, after more than 50 years on the airwaves.But while her writing and broadcasting credits speak for themselves, Dame Joan recalls the one radio project in particular she wished had made it to television.”I had one or two excursions into drama… and I wrote one about a rather wayward cleric and the adventures and terrible things that went wrong in his parish,” she explains to BBC News.
“It was really popular with radio audiences, and they wanted more. And so I thought I’d pitch it for television as well. “And they said, ‘Oh, Joan, that’s such a good idea. The trouble is, Richard Curtis has just arrived with The Vicar of Dibley.” The Dawn French series, which revolved around a female vicar arriving in a small English village, was hugely popular when it launched in 1994 and is now regarded as one of the UK’s greatest sitcoms.
Hard to categorise, but I’d say Killing Eve, by Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, was a comedy-drama. If you believed it was meant to be a straight thriller, I can see how you might be nonplussed. Killing Eve is up for five awards at this Sunday’s TV Baftas, including Best Drama and a nomination each for Comer and Oh, when it might just as easily have been in the comedy section. I’d argue that A Very English Scandal, Russell T Davies’s hugely entertaining romp about the Jeremy Thorpe scandal, with a wickedly funny Hugh Grant, could have sat aside it in Comedy, too.
As the dividing line between comedy and drama becomes ever more blurred, the old distinction between the two will become ever more absurd – and will make awards categories increasingly tricky. In the meantime, here is my guess as to who will – and should – win – and estimation of who should win – some of the main prizes on Sunday night.