The BFI and Radio Times Television Festival returns to BFI Southbank this May as we invite some of the biggest stars to our stage for TV previews, panel discussion and Q&As from some of last year’s best shows, plus a look back at some of the forgotten gems from the archive. Taking place over three days at BFI Southbank and the BFI IMAX (Britain’s largest cinema screen), the TV fest lets you meet today’s stars and see tomorrow’s hits.
TV Premiere: Prehistoric Planet + pre-recorded intro from Sir David Attenborough and on-stage Q&A with Darren Naish, Mike Gunton and Tim Walker
First look at a documentary bringing to life the dinosaurs of 66 million years ago, presented by Sir David Attenborough.
Radio Times Hall of Fame: Mary Berry in conversation with Claudia Winkleman
A salute to Mary Berry, queen of the kitchen.
BBC 100 Live Aid: Sir Bob Geldof in conversation with Alan Yentob
How Live Aid changed music and TV for ever.
The Responder panel + Q&A with Martin Freeman, Tony Schumacher and Laurence Bowen
Cast and creatives discuss this uncompromising and challenging series.
BBC 100: Queen Elizabeth: the Coronation
Relive a television landmark on the big screen.
BBC 100 TV Preview: Horrible Histories + panel and Q&A with cast members Jessica Ransom and Richard David Caine, and creatives
Join us a for a special preview of a new show celebrating the BBC centenary.
All Creatures Great and Small panel + Q&A with Anna Madeley, Nicholas Ralph, Callum Woodhouse, Rachel Shenton and exec producer Melissa Gallant
The perils of reviving a much-loved classic.
The Essex Serpent + panel and Q&A with author Sarah Perry, director Clio Barnard and cast members Lily-Rose Aslandogdu and Hayley Squires
Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston star in a lavish adaptation of Sarah Perry’s bestselling 2016 novel.
BBC 100 Missing Believed Wiped: Impossible Comedies
Incredible, rare, rediscovered, and resurrected footage.
Prince: Purple Passion and Pomp
A bespoke compilation of Prince on the small screen.
TV Preview: The Outlaws + Q&A with Stephen Merchant, Eleanor Tomlinson, Gamba Cole, Clare Perkins, Darren Boyd, Jessica Gunning and director John Butler
An early look at series two of the hit comedy-thriller.
It’s a Sin panel + Q&A with cast Omari Douglas, Callum Scott Howells, David Carlyle and writer and executive producer Russell T Davies, and Jill Nalder (the inspiration for Jill Baxter)
We celebrate this extraordinary series with cast and creatives.
A Toast to Toast panel + Q&A with Matt Berry, Arthur Mathews, Michael Cumming, Doon Mackichan and Harry Peacock
We pay tribute to Britain’s most eccentric thespian.
TV Preview: Malory Towers + Q&A with actors Ella Bright, Danya Griver, Sienna Arif-Knights and Beth Bradfield
A welcome return for Malory Towers as we preview new episodes of this popular family show.
Call the Midwife panel + Q&A with cast Helen George, Laura Main and Stephen McGann, creator Heidi Thomas and executive producer Pippa Harris
The secrets of an enduring Sunday night success.
The Radio Times Podcast Live!
Jane Garvey and Rhianna Dhillon live on stage, with special guest Kit Connor.
His Dark Materials: Creating Mrs Coulter with Ruth Wilson + Q&A with creative team
We reveal the secrets of bringing this remarkable show to television.
Conversations with Friends panel + Q&A with Alison Oliver, Joe Alwyn, Lenny Abrahamson and Emma Norton
Insights into making another beguiling Sally Rooney adaptation.
Brian Cox in conversation
Join Professor Cox in conversation where he’ll discuss his career at the BBC and beyond.
Starstruck panel + Q&A with creator-actor Rose Matafeo and actor Nic Sampson
Rose Matafeo and cast discuss the breakout hit romcom.
Radio Times Hall of Fame: Stephen Fry in conversation with Alan Yentob
TV’s wittiest polymath talks us through his brilliant career.