Monday 5 December 2016

Michael Palin and Steven Moffat to enter Radio Times Hall of Fame

Published 28/11/2016 | 14:06

Actor and writer Michael Palin, who will be inducted into the Radio Times Hall of Fame at the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival
Actor and writer Michael Palin, who will be inducted into the Radio Times Hall of Fame at the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival

Monty Python star Michael Palin and Sherlock and Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat will be inducted into the Radio Times Hall of Fame at the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival.

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Actors Julie Walters, Mark Gatiss and Keeley Hawes will appear on stage at the event, at which Walters and Piers Wenger, controller of BBC Drama, will share memories in Victoria Wood: A Tribute, while Hawes will attend the premiere of the new series of her hit drama The Durrells.

The three-day event will begin with Palin's induction into the hall of fame, followed by a screening of BBC drama East of Ipswich, which he wrote in 1987.

Moffat will be inducted after a conversation on stage with comedian Frank Skinner about the writer's career and his work on Doctor Who and Sherlock.

Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto will attend the premiere of her new series Guerilla, which also stars Idris Elba and was created by 12 Years A Slave writer John Ridley.

The Archers: The Trial of Helen Titchener will feature appearances from Louiza Patikas and Tim Watson, who played Rob and Helen Titchener, and Sean O'Connor, the former editor of The Archers, to discuss the show's domestic violence storyline, while the cast and creators of Call the Midwife will also appear on a panel.

Authors Jacqueline Wilson, Michael Morpurgo and Judith Kerr, who have all had work adapted for the small screen, will also appear at the festival.

The BFI & Radio Times Television Festival will take place from April 7 to April 9 at BFI Southbank.

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