June 2010 at the BFI

Time for our regular look at what TV’s on at the South Bank in London in June. Quite a bit this month thanks to a “Science on TV” season and the second part of the “Second Coming” TV drama season. There’s also a Greek Mythology workshop, a Grace Kelly season and a Ray Harryhausen season, but that’s not TV…

  • 2nd: Preview: Lennon Naked + Q&A
    Covers John Lennon’s life from 1967 to 1971. Stars Christopher Eccleston. Followed by a Q&A (no word on who’s going to be doing the Q&A)
  • 7th: Before Horizon: the early years of science on television
    Science programmes on TV from before 1964
  • 8th: Secret Life + Q&A with Rowan Joffe
    Matthew MacFadyen as a paedophile, followed by a Q&A with the director
  • 11th: Donovan Quick + Q&A with Donna Franceschild
    Colin Firth as a modern-day Don Quixote in Glasgow, followed by a Q&A with the writer
  • 14th: Clocking Off: Trudy + The Street: The Promise
    Episodes of the two shows that showcased the “play within a serial” structure
  • 14th: Second Coming or Looming Apocalypse? The Writer in Modern TV
    Panel discussion with writers including Tony Marchant and Jimmy McGovern, producers Gub Neal and Nicola Shindler, and BBC head of drama Ben Stephenson
  • 16th: Horizon and beyond: Q&A + Now the Chips are Down
    How Horizon has told the story of computing.
  • 19th: May 33rd + Q&A with Guy Hibbert and Lia Williams
    A young girl’s ordeal at the hands of the care system. Followed by a Q&A with the writer and star
  • 19th: Second Generation + Q&A with Neil Biswas
    King Lear inthe Asian underground. Followed by Q&A with the writer(?)
  • 22nd: Breaking the Code + Horizon: The Strange Life and Death of Dr Alan Turing
    Derek Jacobi as Alan Turing, followed by a Horizon documentary on Turing
  • 25th: England Expects
    Steven Mackintosh’s descent into explosive racist violence
  • 30th: The Sky at Night + Patrick Moore in conversation
    A retrospective on the astronomy programme

Champions’ priority booking by phone: 11.30am May 3
Members’ priority booking opens: 11.30am May 4
Members’ ballot closes: 8.30pm May 7
Public booking opens: 11.30am May 11

Prices
£7.60 (members)
£5.25 (member concs)
£9.00 (non-members)
£6.65 (non-members concs)
Under 16s £5.

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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