Time for our regular look at what’s on at the South Bank in London in July. First though, just a mention that there’s been an addition to the BFI May programme – they’re showing a preview of Psychoville tonight, followed by a Q&A with Reece Shearsmith, cast member Daisy Haggard and producer Justin Davies. It’s on at 6.15pm, so get your skates on.
There’s going to be quite a lot of TV fun at the BFI in July, thanks to a moon season in particular, but also a large number of previews of forthcoming TV shows:
- 1st: Canada Day TV Special – Bernard Braden
Episodes of On the Braden Beat and Now and Then
- 3rd: Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 + Q&A
ITV ‘Docu-fiction’ about the the moon landing, starring James Marsters and Andrew Lincoln
- 3rd: Doctor Who – The Moonbase + Moonbase 3 – Departure and Arrival
The two surviving episodes of Patrick Troughton Cyberman story The Moonbase followed by the opening episode of futuristic sci-fi soap The Moonbase, written by famed Who writers Terrance Dicks and Barry Letts back in 1973
- 6th: The Planets – Moon + Stranger than Fiction – The Truth Behind the Moon Landings
Documentaries about the origin of the moon (BBC) and the possibility the moon landings were staged (Five).
- 14th: Desperate Romantics + Q&A
Preview of the first episode of the BBC1 drama about the 19th century Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, based on Franny Moyle’s book. Q&A with writer Peter Bowker, producer Ben Evans and co-exec Franny Moyle.
- 21st: Charles Dickens’ England + Q&A
A Sky Arts documentary featuring Derek Jacobi and various Dickens experts as they look at the various towns and villages that feature in Dickens’ work. Q&A afterwards with Derek Jacobi and Film London CEO Adrian Wootton.
- 21st: Everyone’s Going to the Moon + Horizon – Beyond the Moon
ITV documentary about the training of astronauts followed by James Burke on BBC’s Horizon discussing the US space programme
- 31st: UFO – Survival + Space: 1999 – Breakaway
A lone alien attacks SHADO’s moonbase in the Gerry Anderson show, plus the first episode of the sequel show which saw the moon escape the earth’s orbit
Members’ priority booking opens: 11.30am June 2
Public booking opens: 11.30am June 9
As always, visit the BFI web site for more details
UPDATE: The BFI tells me that Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 will now include a Q&A with Richard Dale, head of research Dan Parry and (hopefully) cast members.