‘Mum’ and ‘Crashing’ nominated by BAFTA

The shows have been nominated in the BAFTA Television and BAFTA TV Craft Awards.

Big Talk Productions has seen BAFTA nominations for Lesley Manville and Stefan Golaszewski, the star and writer of Mum respectively, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the writer and creator of Crashing.

Manville is nominated in the ‘Female Performance in a Comedy Programme’ category at the BAFTA Television Awards and Golaszewski, who previously received a BAFTA for producing Him & Her: The Wedding, is nominated in the ‘Writer: Comedy’ category at the BAFTA TV Craft Awards for ‘Mum’, starring Manville and Peter Mullan.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is also nominated at the BAFTA TV Craft Awards in the ‘Breakthrough Talent’ category for writing and creating ‘Crashing’ for Big Talk and Channel 4 and ‘Fleabag’ for Two Brothers Pictures and BBC Three.

‘Mum’, which was described as a ‘subtle masterpiece’ by The Times, stars Lesley Manville, Peter Mullan, Sam Swainsbury, Lisa McGrillis, Ross Boatman, Dorothy Atkinson, Marlene Sidaway and Karl Johnson. The comedy reunited the creative team behind the BAFTA award-winning sitcom for BBC Three’s Him & Her and aired in May 2016, shortly before being recommissioned for a second series.

‘Crashing’, which aired to rave reviews in January 2016, is a comedy drama that crashes straight into the lives and loves of six twenty-something adults living together as Property Guardians in a disused hospital. Writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge starred alongside Jonathan Bailey, Julie Dray, Louise Ford, Damien Maloney, Adrian Scarborough & Amit Shah.

Big Talk Productions is one of the UK’s leading film and television production companies. It has enjoyed an exceptional output of outstanding original scripted television comedy and drama, and a track record of nurturing talent. Led by Chief Executive Kenton Allen, Managing Director Matthew Justice and Founder Nira Park, the company has expanded significantly over the last eight years. Highlights of this award-winning output include ‘Rev.’ (BBC2) and ‘Him & Her’ (BBC3) both winning the BAFTA for situation comedy in 2011 and 2014, and multi-award nominee ‘Friday Night Dinner’ (Channel 4). Big Talk continues to work with some of the most exciting voices in both the UK and the US to bring fresh, dynamic, authored stories to screen.

The Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards reward the very best in British television and will be presented on Sunday 14th May during a ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall, while the British Academy Television Craft Awards honour the very best in behind-the-scenes talent and will be presented at a ceremony held at The Brewery, London on Sunday 23 April.

See the BAFTA Television Awards press release here and the BAFTA TV Craft Awards press release here.