1960s

More relaxed social attitudes led to experimentation in both film and television. In the early1960s, a particular vernacular of British film and television emerged – social realism – a true to life portrayal of society, often as political comment. Ever popular historical dramas took on epic proportions in the cinema, while on television new genres such as soaps, sitcoms and satirical programming found their feet. The screen arts were maturing and became a site for innovation and creativity.

1964
Shine a Light: Film Awards introduce craft categories
1969
One Vision: Film direction gets its own category