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Michael Palin and Steven Moffat get hall of fame honours

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Image caption Steven Moffat (right) is to leave Doctor Who as writer and executive producer, with is final series going out in spring 2017

Monty Python star Michael Palin and Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat are to be inducted into the Radio Times Hall of Fame.

The pair will be honoured at the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival in April.

Actress Julie Walters will also take to the stage as part of the three-day event.

She will share memories in a tribute to comedian Victoria Wood, who died in April.

The festival will begin with Palin's induction into the hall of fame, followed by a screening of BBC drama East of Ipswich, which he wrote in 1987.

Moffat will be inducted after a conversation on stage with comedian Frank Skinner about the writer's career and his work on Doctor Who and Sherlock - both of which are produced in Wales.

Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto will attend the premiere of her new series Guerilla, which also stars Idris Elba and was created by 12 Years A Slave writer John Ridley.

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Image caption Victoria Wood: A Tribute will also feature at the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival, with memories of the comedian who died of cancer

Keeley Hawes will also attend the premiere of the new series of her hit drama The Durrells.

The Archers: The Trial of Helen Titchener will feature appearances from Louiza Patikas and Tim Watson, who played Rob and Helen Titchener, and Sean O'Connor, the former editor of the radio drama.

They will discuss the show's domestic violence storyline, while the cast and creators of Call the Midwife will also appear on a panel.

Authors Jacqueline Wilson, Michael Morpurgo and Judith Kerr, who have all had work adapted for the small screen, will also appear at the festival.

It will take place from 7 April at BFI Southbank in London.

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