January at the BFI

Time for our regular round-up of tele events at the BFI. January has a bumper collection to pick from – prepare to bankrupt yourself:

  • 11th/15th: Peckinpah on TV: episodes of Route 66 and Noon Wine directed by Sam Peckinpah
  • 16th: Being Human episode one preview + Q&A with Russell Tovey, Toby Whitehouse and Matt Bouch. Woo hoo!
  • 21st: The League of Gentlemen: Ten Years After – features three episodes of the series and the League themselves in conversation
  • 25th: A CITV workshop, followed by screenings of episodes, including a new episode of Horrid Henry

There’s also a David Hare season dedicated to the playwright:

  • 1st/23rd: Play for Today: Brassneck. The first surviving Hare TV play. Also includes a Late Show Face to Face with Hare
  • 6th/25th: Knuckle. Adaptation for British TV of his stage play
  • 11th/29th: The Absence of War: the third of Hare’s theatre trilogy looking at British institutions
  • 13th: The Guardian interview with David Hare. Preceded by two Play for Today episodes: Licking Hitler and Dreams of Living
  • 17th/21st: Heading Home
  • 25th/27th: The Designated Mourner. A Wallace Shawn play directed by Hare for the BBC Films

Members’ priority postal booking opens 24 November
Members’ online and phone booking opens 1 December
Public booking opens 5 December

Although I don’t normally mention the film side of things, it’s worth noting there’s also a David Fincher season showing Alien3, Se7en, The Game, Fight Club, Panic Room and Zodiac. And February is going to feature a Live TV drama season – although it won’t be live now, of course.

As always, visit the BFI web site for more details