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December 2017
£32

Heidi Thomas, writer and Sophie Gardiner, head of drama and creative director at Playground Entertainmen

December 5 @ 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Little Italy, 21 Frith Street, Soho
London, W1D 4RN United Kingdom
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On December 5 2017, the BPG welcomes for lunch the writer Heidi Thomas - responsible for Cranford, Call The Midwife, Ballet Shoes, and the BBC reboot of Upstairs Downstairs - and Sophie Gardiner, head of drama and creative director at Playground Entertainment. Previous to this, Sophie was at Channel 4 where she oversaw My Mad Fat Diary, Utopia, The Mill, Southcliffe and Dates. Playground also made Howard's End which became BBC1's biggest Sunday night drama of the year behind Line of Duty this past…

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January 2018
£32

Mark Linsey, Director of BBC Studios.

January 16, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Little Italy, 21 Frith Street, Soho
London, W1D 4RN United Kingdom
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A longtime TV producer and former acting director of BBC Television, in March 2016 Mark Linsey was appointed director of BBC Studios. Now over 18 months into heading up the new £400mn production venture that will over time have to pitch for all the BBC’s flagship shows apart from those in sport, news and current affairs and children’s, Linsey is leading the charge on a step change in how the BBC in-house production entity will become a commercial player in…

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