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What TV's on at the BFI in April 2012

Posted on February 27, 2012 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

Time for our regular look at the TV that the BFI is showing, this time in the month of April 2012. There's not a lot on, to be honest, but there is a season of John Berger documentaries, a Play for Today, and the first of a series of four Shakespeare adaptations recovered from the Library of Congress.

Tue 3 April 18:20 NFT2: Should Every Picture Tell A Story? + Drawn From Life + Monitor: Picasso, Why Leger? and Giacometti
Part of a season of documentaries by arts broadcaster John Berger.

Tue 4 April 18:00 NFT3: Ways of Seeing + Q&A
All four episodes of the John Berger series, which cannot be released on DVD for copyright reasons. Followed by a Q&A with director Michael Gibb.

Wed 11 April 20:20 NFT2: A Fortunate Man + Another Way of Telling: Views on Photography (Pt1, 3 and 4)
Part of a season of documentaries by arts broadcaster John Berger.

Sat 14 April 14:00 NFT1: Play for Today: A Hole in Babylon
TV drama based on actual events, when members of the Black Liberation Army attacked the Spaghetti House in Knightsbridge and a famous siege developed. Director Horace Ove might be attending. Showing in a double bill with Mangrove Nine.
Tickets: £5

Wed 17 April 18:00 NFT2: About Time: Once Upon A Time + A Telling Eye: The Work of John Berger + Face To Face: John Berger
Part of a season of documentaries by arts broadcaster John Berger.

Tue 24 April 18:00 NFT1: UnLOCked: Much Ado About Nothing
The first of four Shakespear adaptations rediscovered in the Library of Congress, this is a BBC version of Franco Zeffirelli's stage production, starring Maggie Smith and Robert Stephens, with a brief appearance by Michael Gambon.

Booking
Champions' priority booking: 11.30am March 5
Members' priority booking opens: 11.30am March 6
Public booking opens: March 13

Prices
£8.50 (members)
£5.25 (member concs)
£10.00 (non-members)
£6.75 (non-members concs)
Under 16s £5.00.

All shows are £5 on Tuesdays. Conc prices are available to senior citizens, students, unwaged and disability visitors. Proof of eligibility may be required.

As always, visit the BFI web site for more details.

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