The red carpet is being rolled out again for stars in front of and behind the cameras at this year's House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards. Hosted by chat show favourite Graham Norton at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the annual ceremony will be hitting our screens at 8pm on BBC1 this Sunday 10th May.
With the recent announcement that Labrinth and drum and bass duo Sigma are to perform their no. 1 hit “Higher” live at the event, it sounds like everyone has a fabulous evening in store. We wish all the nominees the best of luck, in particular the productions which our clients have been involved with.
On this occasion there are twelve shows, featuring our clients' work, that are up for an award.
Listed for Mini Series are the poignant Our World War (Peter Oliver – Editor), biopic Cilla ( Lisa Hall – Production Designer, Mark Fenn -1st AD) and real-life inspired The Last Honour of Christopher Jefferies (Fraser Barber – Sound Recordist, Maggie Chapelhow – Costume Designer, Jo Vale – 2nd Boom Op).
In the Single Drama category we have the topical Murdered by my Boyfriend (Dylan Voigt – Production Sound Mixer, Ben Jeffes – Boom Operator) and biopic Marvellous (Tracie Wright – Line Producer, Nick Girvan- Locations Scout).
Up for Drama series are the hugely popular productions Happy Valley ( Vince McGahon – Camera Operator Dailies), Peaky Blinders (Mathew Patnick – Line producer, Rupert Ivey – Sound Recordists, Lee Sharp – Boom Operator) and The Missing (Fiona Colbeck -Editor).
As for something light-hearted; in the Scripted Comedy category we have Harry and Paul's Story of the Twos (Tom Hannibal – Assistant Editor) and Detectorists (Danny Bishop B Camera/Steadicam Operator).
Finally, for that coveted Radio times Audience Award, which is of course chosen by the great British viewers, are the aforementioned Cilla and The Missing as well as cult hit Game of Thrones (Tim Porter – Editor, Raphi Hill – Assistant Editor), comedy thriller The Wrong Mans (Rupert Ivey – Sound Recordist) and ingenious Sherlock (Mark Hedges – 2nd unit Director, Lee Sharp 2nd – Boom Operator).
After what has been a phenomenal year of television, it will undoubtedly be one exciting night. If you cannot wait till the BBC transmission, be sure to check out live coverage from the red carpet, the ceremony and backstage on the Television Awards landing page and BAFTA YouTube Channel. You can also find out who the lucky winners are, as they are announced, on the BAFTA website, BAFTA Twitter feed and the BAFTA Facebook page.