WHERE? BFI, BFI & Radio Times Television Festival, London
We’re at the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival which is an appropriate location because hit ITV cold case series Unforgotten was born here when writer Chris Lang pitched it to producer Laura Mackie (2nd from left and far right below) over coffee.
Read on for reasons including the unlikely inspiration for the central conceit of the series
‘He’s either a spook, from Special Branch or the work experience,’ observes Joanna Scanlan’s Detective Inspector Viv Deering of the young man in a suit impeding her progress in the investigation which dominates the 1st episode in this 3rd series of No Offence. ‘I’ve got more 5 O’Clock shadow than he has.’
Read on for reasons including why Scanlan thinks her character is ‘Paul Abbott in a dress’
In less than a fortnight we will know whether this show has won the 2 Emmys it is shortlisted for: Outstanding Actress (Sandra Oh, who you may recognise from Grey’s Anatomy) and Outstanding Writing for the UK’s own Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Read on for reasons including why there is humour here which will be much loved by Fleabag fans
Andrew Scott won our 2017 Best Theatre Actor monsta for his lead role in Hamlet (Almedia andHarold Pinter Theatre in the West End)and follows it up with a revival of this Simon Stephens monologue at the Old Vic.
Read on for reasons including how Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Zawe Ashton & Ian Hislop featured