Brain in Gear, written, directed by and starring Gbemisola Ikumelo won the best short form category at this year’s BAFTA television awards. The 10 minute comedy short features Gbemisola Ikumelo in three different roles, as Remi – a young woman living on her own – along with two different manifestations of her contradictory inner thoughts. Brain in Gear has now been commissioned as a
series for BBC 2. Shane Allen, Controller Comedy Commissioning, says: “This
highly distinctive concept is ripe with comic potential and Gbemisola has fast
become one of the leading comedy performers of her generation.”
The Virgin Media Must See Moment Award went to Nessa proposes to Smithy from the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special directed by Christine Gernon. The series is cast by Lauren Evans. The Virgin Media Must See Moment Award celebrates the most dramatic and talked about moments in the year’s television and the only award at the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards that is voted for by the public.