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Bafta TV Craft 2024 – award for writer Bisha K Ali, her and co-writer Charlie Brooker looking to do more together, tells acv

Bafta TV Craft 2024 – award for writer  Bisha K Ali, her and co-writer Charlie Brooker looking to do more together, tells acv

Lenny Henry drama, ‘Three Little Birds’ casting director also wins; Mawaan Rizwan can look forward to Bafta TV still…

WRITERS Bisha K Ali and Charlie Brooker scooped one of the biggest awards of the night at the Bafta Craft TV Awards last night. (April 28).

They won in the Writer Drama category for their episode of ‘Demon 79’ which is part of the most recent Black Mirror series on Netflix.

You can see them talking to editor Sailesh Ram, editor of in the backstage winners’ media area.

It is here –

Aisha Bywaters won for Scripted Casting for the ITV Series, ‘Three Little Birds’. She was presented her Bafta by a couple of the stars from the drama which charts the journeys of three women who land up in the UK from the Caribbean on the famous Windrush boat.

Acv was among the earliest media to see it and posted a mini review, predicting it would win awards. Bywater told us how she went about finding the three central characters at the centre of the drama – played by Saffron Coomber, Rochelle Neil and Yazmin Belo.

Charlie Brooker and Bisha K Ali accept the Writer: Drama Award for ‘Demon 79 (Black Mirror)’ on stage during the BAFTA Television Craft Awards 2024 at The Brewery on Sunday (April 28)
Pic: ©Jeff Spicer/BAFTA/Getty Images for BAFTA)

We also spoke to Bob Clarke the founder and force behind the MAMA Youth Project – which won a Bafta Special Award for his work with underrepresented groups and encouraging and equipping them with the skills to go into careers in the media and TV – especially behind the camera; this award was pre-announced. Two of the stars from the BBC comedy series, ‘Boarders’ – Josh Teduku and Myles Kamwendo who were among yesterday night’s Citation Readers (presenting an award) also spoke to us; Kat Sadler, winner of the Bafta Emerging Talent: Fiction for her BBC series, ‘Such Brave Girls’ and Stephan Pehrsson for the Photography and Lighting: Fiction award for the episode of ‘Demon 79’, also shared time with acv in the winners media area.

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This episode of ‘Demon 79‘ goes back to a northern English town and a mild shop assistant – Anjana Vasan – has to do cruel and violent things to save the world after being visited by a spirit figure-demon (Pappa Essiedu). Both are nominated for Baftas – the Bafta TV Awards will take place on Sunday, May 12.

This is the final episode of five in the most recent series of the black comedy which often looks into the future and how the forces of technology will shape our behaviour.

Freddie Meredith, Kat Sadler, Lizzie Davidson and Paul Bazely attend the Bafta Television Craft Awards 2024 at The Brewery. London on Sunday (April 28). (Pic:©by Lia Toby/BAFTA/Getty Images for BAFTA)

Created by writer-presenter Charlie Brooker, it is now in its sixth season and the early series’ screened on Channel 4 in the UK. Ali started out as a comedy writer and stand-up and is one of the writers of Disney’s successful ‘Ms Marvel‘ series which is centred around Pakistani-American Kamala (Iman Vallani).

Elsewhere Mawaan Rizwan missed out in Writer-Comedy, losing out to Jack Rooke for ‘Big Boys’ on Channel 4; and also the Emerging Talent Fiction category, which Sadler won.

In the Bafta TV Awards which are a bigger ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall in the Southbank, Rizwan could still win a Bafta for best Male Performance in a Comedy. He is writer-performer behind ‘Juice’, a zany comedy drama centred around Jamma (Rizwan himself), his family and boyfriend.

As well Vasan being up for an Leading Actress Bafta, Taj Atwal is also nominated in Female Performance in a Comedy for the channel 4 drama comedy, ‘Hullraisers’.

Bafta stands British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

*The Bafta TV Awards take place on Sunday, May 12

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