BAFTA Heritage Screenings are a series of quarterly film and on-stage which celebrate British film and TV classics and our great film and TV professionals who made them.
Previous Heritage Screenings...
Woman in a Dressing Gown + Q&A with Sylvia Syms OBE and BAFTA Chairman John Willis
Aspecial screening of this British classic following a middle-aged woman who believes her husband is content in their marriage so is devastated to discover he is planning to leave her for a younger woman.
The Commitments + Q&A with Sir Alan Parker, CBE
Hot on the heels of being awarded a Fellowship we welcomed Alan Parker to discuss his remarkable career and the making of The Commitments.
Shadowlands + Q&A, in celebration of Lord Attenborough’s 90th Birthday
To salute the career of one of our greatest industry talents and a man whos played a significant role in BAFTA's history, on Lord Attenborough's 90th birthday. we screened Shadowlands, directed by Attenborough, a portrayal of the true-life romance between renowned author C.S. Lewis and American poet Joy Gresham.
House of Cards + Q&A with Andrew Davies
A rare theatrical screening of the first episode of the original 1990 television drama, scripted by Andrew Davies followed by a discussion of his adaptation of Michael Dobbs’ novel and his award winning career.
The 39 Steps
One of the finest films of the 1930’s and an outstanding example of Hitchcock’s collaboration with British film producer Michael Balcon.
The Dark Crystal
Our screening of Jim Henson’s classic fantasy movie The Dark Crystal, a landmark film that pioneered new, never-seen-before, techniques in puppetry, was introduced by producer Duncan Kenworthy OBE.
The Princess Bride
A cult comedy adventure, directed by Rob Reiner (This Is Spinal Tap, Stand By Me) and shot on location in England and Ireland, The Princess Bride is one of the best loved family films of the 80s and stars some of the greatest comic actors including Peter Cook, Christopher Guest, Mel Smith and Billy Crystal.
Whistle Down the Wind
A classic of children’s cinema, Whistle Down the Wind was directed by Bryan Forbes CBE, one of our greatest British film makers and shot on location in the North Lancashire countryside,
BAFTA Chairman’s Screening: Celebrating 25 Years of Cutting Edge
To celebrate 25 years of the BAFTA-winning Channel 4 documentary series Cutting Edge we welcomed Cutting Edge co-founder and chief executive of Mentorn Television, BAFTA Chairman John Willis, commissioning editor of Cutting Edge Emma Cooper, award-winning documentary maker and managing director of Century Films Brian Hill, and Cutting Edge co-founder and executive producer Peter Moore.
A Tribute to Oswald Morris, OBE, DFC, AFC, BSC
In tribute to the outstanding cinematographer Ossie Morris, we screened Sydney Lumet’s The Hill, for which Morris won the BAFTA for British Cinematography: Black and White.
Oh! What A Lovely War + Q&A with Michael Attenborough CBE
To mark the First World War Centenary, we screened Oh! What A Lovely War followed by a discussion with theatre director Michael Attenborough who shared memories of his father’s remarkable film. Winner of five Academy awards Oh! What A Lovely War was Attenborough’s stunning, ambitious and unforgettable directorial debut.
Blue Remembered Hills + Q&A with John Bird, Kenith Trodd and Janine Duvitski, hosted by Samira Ahmed
Twenty years on from the untimely death of Dennis Potter, one of the greatest television dramatists and screenwriters of all time, we paid tribute to Potter’s truly original voice with a screening of Blue Remembered Hills and welcome cast member, writer and comedian John Bird to introduce the screening.
In Memory of Richard Broke - The Monocled Mutineer, Ep. 1
In tribute to the outstanding contribution made by producer Richard Broke to our television industry, we screened episode one of the multiple BAFTA-winning drama The Monocled Mutineer.
A Special Screening in Honour of Lord Richard Attenborough Kt, CBE: Gandhi
In memory of Lord Richard Attenborough Kt, CBE we held a special screening of Gandhi, winner of our global members’ vote to find their favourite Richard Attenborough film. Gandhi screened across all five of our global branches in the same week.
To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of its release, we held a special family screening of Ghostbusters, one of the greatest comedy fantasy films of the 80’s.
The Neverending Story
A classic family epic by director Wolfgang Peterson, The NeverEnding Story is one of the best loved children’s fantasy films of the 80s. Our screening was introduced by Brian Johnson, the film's Director of Special Effects.
My Beautiful Laundrette + Q&A with director Stephen Frears and Screenwriter Hanif Kureishi CBE
A screening of My Beautiful Laundrette, thirty years since the film exploded onto our screens and cemented the reputation of director Stephen Frears as one of our most original and distinguished filmmakers in Britian and Hanif Kureishi as a major screenwriting talent.
Dreamchild + Q&A with director Gavin Millar, cinematographer Billy Williams and producer Kenith Trodd
To mark the sesquicentenary of the publication of Alice in Wonderland, we screened Dreamchild (1985), Dennis Potter’s Alice-inspired drama, also celebrating thirty years since its release.
We celebrated The Goonies 30th Anniversary with a special festive screening of the high octane cult classic.
Elizabeth R, Epsiode 1: The Lion's Cub + Q&A with Glenda Jackson CBE
We celebrated Glenda Jackson’s illustrious career with a 45th year anniversary screening of acclaimed BBC drama Elizabeth R, followed by a Q&A with Jackson and Matthew Sweet.