A special morning with #BAFTAkids in London

Over the weekend my eldest daughter and I were invited over to London for a very special event. It was with BAFTAKids and it was for a special screening, with Disney Channel UK of a brand new show called Milo Murphys Law. That wasn’t all! We even got to have a special Q&A session with the creators of Milo Murphys Law {& legendary animators} Dan Povenmire & Jeff “Swampy” Marsh who are also the creators of Phineas & Ferb and famous for working on other shows, such as Family Guy, The Simpsons & Spongebob Squarepants.

As a young girl, I was that kid who drew all the time. I was also that kid who {because there was zero internet back then} paused her VHS tapes to capture a certain moment to draw. My daughter has inherited that same love of drawing {she’s got skills like her Mum!} so we were both pretty excited about this event.

Once we arrived at the beautiful BAFTA venue I couldn’t help think to myself “This is where Tom Hiddleston has been!”. I know, I know, dorky right? I couldn’t help myself! However, after we were shown into the bar/waiting area {where I quickly fell in love with the decor} I loved answering all of my daughter’s questions about who the famous actors on the walls were.

Bafta LondonThis legend here is Christopher Lee, he played Saruman in Lord of the Rings {to which she gasped – she loves a bit of LOTR} & this other legend is John Hurt, who played {and before I could finish!} she exclaimed: “He was Garrick Ollivander from Harry Potter!”. I could help but beam with pride.

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So, following a refreshing drink, admiration of the framed legends on the walls and imagining one of those glorious chairs in my front room, it was time to head into the cinema room. Nigel Clarke came on stage, introduced himself and told us all about why we were there and after a few moments, we got to watch 2 exclusive screenings of Milo Murphys Law.

Milo is a 13yr old boy who also happens to be the great, great, great, great Grandson of Edward .A. Murphy AKA Murphy’s Law. Murphys Law {incase you didn’t know} means “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong!”. Milo, alongside his two best friends, Zack & Melissa {not forgetting his amazing pooch Diogee}, his backpack of gadgets, his head jammed with knowledge & his unwavering optimism, they can handle anything life throws at them.

Milo Murphys LawWe thoroughly enjoyed the show. It was funny, innovative and really well thought out. Poor Milo faces some harrowing & pretty crazy moments in his life, but there is never a dull moment and his optimism is amusingly infectious. It will certainly be a show that we carry on watching once it airs on April 3rd. Following the screenings, Dan & Swampy came on stage and we had a Q&A session. Lots of questions were asked and I have to say, it was pretty awesome listening to how they started working together, and how they came up with ideas of both Phineas & Ferb & Milo Murphys Law.

Milo Murphys LawAs a final part of the event, the kids all got to go up and have their photo taken with the guys and they also gave them a signed card. Ellie even asked both Dan & Swampy a question of how to get started in animation and they gave her some sound advice. She knows wants a graphics tablet and photoshop for her birthday!


This was a really great event, we laughed and we learned a few things too! A huge massive thanks to BAFTA kids & Disney for inviting us over! Don’t forget to tune in on April 3rd, 2017 for the brand new show ‘Milo Murphys Law’over on the Disney Channel. We can’t wait! 

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5 Comments

  1. Karen, the next best thing to mummy
    23/03/2017 / 9:57 AM

    Wow, how lucky are you? I don’t get invited, as a blogger to anything as exciting as this, for two reasons, first, I don’t live near a city, but down in Devon ( not that I’m complaining, it’s beautiful here) and second, as I am disabled, I wouldn’t access many places #blogginggoodtime@-karendennis

  2. 24/03/2017 / 7:40 PM

    wow awesome experience that you got to share with your daughter, memories that will last a lifetime! Thanks for sharing

  3. 27/03/2017 / 4:43 PM

    Your daughter must have had a fantastic time. What a lovely thing to do together. #MarvellousMondays

  4. 31/03/2017 / 9:34 PM

    What an amazing event for you and your little one to get invited to. It sounds like it was the perfect event for you both, and I love that you got to do something together that you have a shared interest/love for. The new show sounds fab and definitely one I’ll keep my eye open for once it airs 🙂 Fab review, thanks for sharing it on #MarvMondays. Emily

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