Stephen Fry joins the prestigious BFI & Radio Times Television Festival

The highly anticipated BFI and Radio Times Television Festival 2022 is coming to Southbank in just a few weeks, and the schedule is quickly filling up with brilliant panels and previews.

Now joining the list of stars from around the world of television who will make an appearance, acclaimed actor, comedian and writer Stephen Fry will take the stage to Hall of Fame: Stephen Fry in conversation with Alan Yentob.

A celebration of his career from his on-screen debut in the early 1980s until today, the TV polymath will tell us about his years in entertainment, including his comedic partnership with Hugh Laurie, his scene as Melchett in Blackadder, his definitive portrayal of Bertie Wooster’s valet Jeeves and his more recent success as former host of QI.

Hosted by Alan Yentob, this is a not-to-be-missed panel, taking place May 22 at 8:15 p.m. at the BFI IMAX. Tickets go on sale today at 11:30 a.m. for BFI champions and patrons, 12:30 p.m. for BFI members, 3:30 p.m. Radio schedules subscribers, and at 4:30 p.m. they will be available to everyone.

Stephen Fry will be present at this year’s BFI & Radio Times Television Festival Getty

This event joins a list of star-studded panels and previews that have already been confirmed, including the likes of Its dark materials, prehistoric planet and The Outlawsplus a first look at upcoming Apple TV+ series The Essex Serpent and a panel and Q&A for The answering machine with Martin Freeman.

Another Hall of Fame event will feature beloved cooking queen Mary Berry, who will also be celebrated in person. The festival will be held at both the BFI’s Southbank base and also at its nearby IMAX cinema.

The BFI & Radio Times TV Festival runs from 20-22 May 2022 and you can get tickets here.

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Karl M. Bailey