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Peter Bennett-Jones: Annual Television Lecture 2011

9 January 2012
Bennett-Jones was the recipient of the Academy's Special Award in 2011  in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry and for his development of new talent. (Picture: BAFTA / J. Simonds)Jamie Simonds

How relevant is TV in a changing media landscape? How far can it be used to provoke social change? Watch Peter Bennett-Jones deliver the Academy's Annual Television Lecture in 2011.

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The full length Peter Bennett-Jones lecture video is available to watch now on BAFTA Guru.

He has developed some of the finest talents in comedy, as well as founded one of the UK's best known production companies, Tiger Aspect Group. At the 2011 BAFTA Television Awards he received the Special Award for his contribution to his craft and his involvement with the Comic Relief and Sport Relief projects.

Anyone who sees TV as anything other than the dominant media platform is plain wrong. It is this dominance which generates our responsibility to do better.

In the full video, available to view now on BAFTA Guru, Bennett-Jones argues fervently for more socially ambitious programming in today’s television schedule. He called for content producers to place a greater emphasis on social issues so that television may be put to its full potential as an agent for positive change.

Watch the Peter Bennett-Jones lecture now on BAFTA Guru.

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