24 Jul 2014
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#TBT: Watch Jamie Dornan discuss his roles in The Fall and Fifty Shades of Grey at the British Academy Television Awards earlier in the year. 

23 Jul 2014
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"Try & keep hold of who you are & where you come from." Check out our new 60 second interview with actress Julie Hesmondhalgh.

Watch the full series here.

Click here for the chance to win a British Academy Television Awards brochure signed by Julie Hesmondhalgh & more!

19 Jul 2014
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Happy Birthday to Benedict Cumberbatch! The Sherlock & Star Trek star turns 38 today.

Watch his top acting advice via BAFTA Guru

16 Jul 2014

60 Seconds With…Dennis Kelly

New on BAFTA Guru: we spend 60 seconds picking the brains of Dennis Kelly, writer of Utopia

Listen to our TV Q&A with the cast and crew of Utopia.

09 Jul 2014
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60 Seconds With…Tom Burke

Watch The Musketeers star answer as many questions as possible in just one minute!

The BAFTA-winning Sherlock is set to return for a Special followed by a series of three new episodes. 
Watch BAFTA New York’s recent conversation with Benedict Cumberbatch here.
02 Jul 2014
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The BAFTA-winning Sherlock is set to return for a Special followed by a series of three new episodes. 

Watch BAFTA New York’s recent conversation with Benedict Cumberbatch here.

02 Jul 2014
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60 Seconds With…Emilia Fox

Watch the star of Silent Witness speed through our questions in just one minute! 

5 Things We Learnt from Channel 5 Controller Ben Frow
This morning Ben Frow gave an insight into his role as controller at Channel 5, to give those looking to get commissioned an understanding of how the channel makes important decisions on new programmes. Here’s what we discovered:
1. Ben Frow described Channel 5 as “unashamedly populist” and understanding what Channel 5 represents is key to getting your idea commissioned.
2. A catchy title isn’t just a necessary hook for the viewer. Ben Frow revealed that “It’s fairly well-known that I can commission on a title alone”. He explained that “titles are very important” because they determine whether or not the programme has been positioned specifically for Channel 5.
3. Be reactive to breaking news and current affairs. Ben Frow asked “what can we do to make us stand out?” and suggested that the ability to respond quickly to hot topics in the news is one way of setting Channel 5 apart.
4. Channel 5 seeks out new talent! Ben Frow “loves giving new people a chance” when the idea itself is robust enough to support the calculated risk of endorsing new talent.
5. Channel 5 has around a third of the yearly budget of Channel 4. Ben Frow discussed budgeting restrictions and stated that, “a good idea made by enthusiastic people, scheduled in the right way, called the right thing, can make a world of difference.”
 
23 Jun 2014
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5 Things We Learnt from Channel 5 Controller Ben Frow

This morning Ben Frow gave an insight into his role as controller at Channel 5, to give those looking to get commissioned an understanding of how the channel makes important decisions on new programmes. Here’s what we discovered:

1. Ben Frow described Channel 5 as “unashamedly populist” and understanding what Channel 5 represents is key to getting your idea commissioned.

2. A catchy title isn’t just a necessary hook for the viewer. Ben Frow revealed that “It’s fairly well-known that I can commission on a title alone”. He explained that “titles are very important” because they determine whether or not the programme has been positioned specifically for Channel 5.

3. Be reactive to breaking news and current affairs. Ben Frow asked “what can we do to make us stand out?” and suggested that the ability to respond quickly to hot topics in the news is one way of setting Channel 5 apart.

4. Channel 5 seeks out new talent! Ben Frow “loves giving new people a chance” when the idea itself is robust enough to support the calculated risk of endorsing new talent.

5. Channel 5 has around a third of the yearly budget of Channel 4. Ben Frow discussed budgeting restrictions and stated that, “a good idea made by enthusiastic people, scheduled in the right way, called the right thing, can make a world of difference.”

 

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