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BAFTA Television Sessions 2022 schedule and line-up announced

13 April 2022

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BAFTA has today announced the schedule for The Television Sessions 2022, an annual programme of events celebrating some of the leading television talent who starred in and created the most talked about TV shows of the last 12 months. The Television Sessions 2022 will take place from 19 April – 4 May in the lead up to the BAFTA TV Craft Awards on 24 April and the Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards on 8 May.

Audiences will be treated to first-hand insights into shows including It’s A Sin, Landscapers, We Are Lady Parts, The Outlaws, Help, The Girl Before, Grenfell: The Untold Story and Football’s Darkest Secret: The End of Silence, as well as having the chance to put their questions forward during the panel sessions.

In-person sessions confirmed to take place at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly include a Virgin Media sponsored session on It’s A Sin and a dedicated Emerging Talent panel, whilst online Q&A panels celebrate female performance and craft voices by featuring nominees from the Supporting Actress, Female Performance In A Comedy Programme, Editing and Screenwriting categories.

The Television Sessions are part of BAFTA’s learning, inclusion and talent development work, helping to creatively inspire and engage the industry, budding talent and fans alike.

Kam Kandola Flynn, BAFTA Senior Manager, Television Programme & Head of New Talent, said: “BAFTA is thrilled to be celebrating female performance and female craft voices in this year’s Television Sessions programme, hearing from some of the women who have made or starred in some of this year’s best TV. We will again be hosting conversations that allow the creative talent from behind-the-scenes as well as on-screen to offer insights into the craft of programme making, and we’ll be celebrating the joy of TV with the very best in the industry.”

Tickets, which are open both to the public and industry, are available at

The full event schedule is listed below.



The Television Sessions: Editing

18:00 – 19:00 (BST), Zoom live stream (link will be available on

Celebrating female craft voices, this is a unique opportunity to hear from this year’s Editing nominees as they discuss how they crafted and shaped these compelling stories across drama and documentary and offer you the chance to ask your own questions.

Confirmed speakers:

Anna Price (Pandemic 2020)

Elen Pierce Lewis (Landscapers)

Sarah Brewerton (It’s A Sin)

Emma Lysaght (Grenfell: The Untold Story)



The Television Sessions: Screenwriting

18.00 – 19.00 (BST), Zoom live stream (link will be available on

Celebrating female craft voices in screenwriting, join the nominees from the Writer: Comedy and Writer: Drama categories as they share peer-to-peer insights on how they created these captivating stories for the screen.

Confirmed speakers:

Emma Jane Unsworth (The Outlaws)

Kayleigh Llewellyn (In My Skin)

More speakers to be announced. 



The Television Sessions: It’s A Sin

19:30 – 20:30 (BST), at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly

Set in London between 1981 - 1991, this ground-breaking mini-series tells the moving story of five friends whose lives are tested as they grow up in the shadow of AIDS, determined to live and love more fiercely than ever. This session invites the key practitioners behind the programme to delve into the collaborative creative process which led to the series picking up 11 nominations across TV and TV craft and a Virgin Media Must-See Moment nomination for Callum Scott Howell’s portrayal of Colin in his devastating AIDS diagnosis scene.

Confirmed speakers:

Andy Pryor – Casting Director

Olly Alexander - Leading Actor

Callum Scott Howells – Supporting Actor

David Carlyle – Supporting Actor

Omari Douglas – Supporting Actor

Laura Flynn – Hair & Make-Up Designer

Lin Davie – Hair & Make-Up Designer

Lydia West – Leading Actress

Nicola Shindler – Executive Producer

Phil Collinson - Producer

Sarah Brewerton - Editor

More speakers to be announced.



The Television Sessions: Emerging Talent

19:30 – 20:30 (BST), at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly

Hear from exciting emerging talent nominees working across factual and fiction in writing, directing and producing, as they discuss the craft behind bringing their vision to the screen. This session will be followed by a networking opportunity.

Confirmed speakers:

Adam Brown – Director (Into the Storm: Surfing to Survive)

Hugh Davies – Producer (Football’s Darkest Secret: The End of Silence)

Poppy Begum – Director (Queens of Rap)

Sophie Cunningham – Director / Producer (Look Away)

Adjani Salmon – Writer (Dreaming Whilst Black)

Nathan Bryon – Writer (Bloods)

More speakers to be announced.



The Television Sessions: Supporting Actress

19:00 – 20:00 (BST), YouTube live stream

Hear from this year's Supporting Actress nominees as they offer insight into their process and share their experience of bringing these powerful characters to screen.

Confirmed Speakers:

Cathy Tyson (Help)

Jessica Plummer (The Girl Before)

More speakers to be announced.



The Television Sessions: Female Performance in a Comedy Programme

19:00 – 20:00 (BST), YouTube live stream

We invite this year's nominees to share insights into their nuanced performances and to discuss peer-to-peer the journey behind crafting these captivating characters and bringing them to life on screen.

Confirmed speakers:

Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts)

More speakers to be announced. 

Notes to Editors:

A select number of press tickets are available for each Session. Please contact [email protected] to register your interest.

Photography from the in-person sessions will be available

Accredited media will be given access to the BAFTA Electron FTP site, where there will be an opportunity to access pooled footage from the in-person BAFTA TV Sessions 2022. 

The BAFTA TV Craft Awards will take place at The Brewery on Sunday 24 April and The Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards will take place at The Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 8 May 2022.

To apply for media accreditation, visit 

The full nominations for this year’s awards can be found here.

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