David Olusoga To Receive BAFTA TV Special Award

Broadcaster, historian and presenter David Olusoga to be offered with a bafta Special award at the TV Awards later this month.

Olusoga’s “extensive work” will be remembered at an event in London on May 14, while Meera Sayal will receive BAFTA TV Fellowship,

Olusoga, who delivered a blistering McTaggart lecture in 2020 bemoaning TV’s lost generation of diverse storytellers and decision-makers, shows that include A House Through Time, Black and British: A Forgotten History And Civilizations.

He used to run factual indie Uplands Television, has written several books and has been a leading voice in the UK TV diversity debate for years.

He said: “I am honored to be the recipient of the BAFTA Special Award 2023. It is an honor for me to have my work in television recognized in this way, both as a producer and a presenter.”

BAFTA CEO Jane Millichip lauded her “outstanding contribution, not only to the television community but to our society and culture.”

“Her commitment and bravery in re-evaluating how history is presented through television is inspiring,” he added. “He represents the best of what television can do – its power to inspire, educate and challenge. David has made our industry and society a better place, and this BAFTA special award could not be more deserving.” It is possible

Last year’s special prize was awarded to disability campaign group Triple C.