I have always liked the BAFTA awards for seeing great recent film and television for being nominated for, and winning worthy awards, and to celebrate the 60th birthday of the ceremonies, there came this special tribute evening. Hosted by Michael Parkinson (who was retiring from his chat show career) and Joanna Lumley, this programme saw some little sketches, some dancing, some singing, and basically celebrated all the great television and film that BAFTA has praised. Shiow highlights include: Miss Piggy meeting Sharon Osbourne (both divas) and fighting the limelight, the cast of Billy Elliot dancing (and singing a bit), Celine Dion singing "My Heart Will Go On", the cast of Upstairs Downstairs reunited, The Kumars (Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Vincent Ebrahim, Indira Joshi) meeting Sir Ben Kingsley, Stanley Baxter, a new stand-up routine from Victoria Wood, Andrea Bocelli singing West Side Story's "Maria", and Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller recreating the great Morecambe and Wise Breakfast sketch. Also appearing are Melvyn Bragg, Robert Carlyle, Pauline Collins (aka Shirley Valentine), and of course, Lord Sir Richard Attenborough. With some good clips from great films and television, it was a good programme. Good!
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