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Hello fellow TV fans! Festival Director Greg Walker here with an update on the festival and Season 5 going forwards. 

As you'll remember we took the decision to postpone back in March, anticipating the effects of COVID-19 to the events industry and society overall, that...

March 20, 2020

We are extremely sad to announce, that after much deliberation, we must make the decision to postpone Season 5 of Pilot Light TV Festival, due to take place 7th-10th May 2020, as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 virus outbreak.

First and foremost, this is for the safety...

May 23, 2019

We've wrapped up another hugely successful Pilot Light TV Festival here in Manchester, and a massive part of what made the festival so great this year was the standard of new shows we were able to screen. 

Picking our award winners was quite tricky, with so many brillia...

May 5, 2019

Can you believe it's TEN YEARS since RuPaul sashayed onto our screens with the first series of RuPaul's Drag Race?

Well it has, so it's only right that we celebrate with a party fit for a queen! We've got two special events on Friday 17th May, and we'd highly recommend...

May 5, 2019


To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Parks & Recreation, the You Oughta Know gals will be hosting a live podcast at this year's fest!

Via the magic of Skype, they will be joined by Jay Jackson aka the one & only PERD HAPLEY!

Grab your tickets now


December 14, 2018

All our favourite shows are wrapping up for the year and the Christmas specials are inbound, 2018 is nearly up! It's been an amazing year for us here at Pilot Light and it's also been an amazing year for TV in general. As always we've asked around the team at Pilot Lig...

October 19, 2018

Dearly beloved, join us to mourn one the passing of something very close to our hearts: the 6-second comedy wonder that was Vine. Expect a spectacular funeral-turned-party, featuring the greatest Vines, lip syncs and other performances, and a very special eulogy from v...

September 18, 2018

Join us at Manchester Science Festival 2018 on October 21st at Odeon Great Northern to take a trip down memory lane as we share our favourite episodes from BBC comedy cult hit Look Around You, created by Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz.

 Retaining the wit, wei...

July 10, 2018

Pilot Light TV Festival and RAD Screenings are very excited to present an extremely rare chance to catch an absolute cult classic on the big screen at Gorilla. On October 14th, we invite you back to 1991 to re-experience EERIE INDIANA with an exclusive retrospective!...

May 9, 2018

On Sunday 6th May at HOME as part of Pilot Light TV Festival Season 3 we held our second awards ceremony for our TV Pilots and Web Series content that were in competition, and what a competition it was! The quality of the content submitted to us for this Season was inc...

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