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.

There will be talent from 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.

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.

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 an opportunity to hear from this year’s Editing nominees

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, this will feature nominees from the Writer: Comedy and Writer: Drama categories

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

This session features the key practitioners behind the programme which picked 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

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

Peter Hoar – Director

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

Emerging talent nominees working across factual and fiction in writing, directing and producing, will 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

This year’s Supporting Actress nominees.

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

Confirmed speakers:

Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts)

More speakers to be announced.


Pippa Considine

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