Baftas 2019 reviewJoanna Lumley flops in a shambolic, squirm-inducing luvvie-fest

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Baftas 2019 review: Joanna Lumley flops in a shambolic, squirm-inducing luvvie-fest

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Awkward silences: Baftas host Joanna Lumley
Awkward silences: Baftas host Joanna Lumley

Forget dear old Thelma Schoonmaker. It was TV viewers who deserved an Achievement Award by the end of The British Academy Film Awards (BBC One) because this abysmal flop of a luvvie-fest felt like it lasted a lifetime. 

The Baftas – as it’s called by anyone who isn’t responsible for po-faced programme titles – came not-quite-live from the Royal Albert Hall and was one of the dullest gong-distributing ceremonies in years. To add insult to injury, those who waded through it missed what was, by some accounts, a cracking episode of Endeavour over on ITV. 

Host Joanna Lumley was the night’s first misfire. When the Absolutely Fabulous star took over last year from Stephen Fry, her turn at the podium…

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