What TV’s on at BAFTA in January 2018? Including Requiem and Britannia

Kelly Reilly in Sky Atlantic's Britannia
Kelly Reilly in Sky Atlantic's Britannia

Every couple of weeks, TMINE flags up what new TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK

We’ve already done January, but BAFTA is being its usual helpful self and not telling me about things until they have already sold out (Meet the Controllers – thanks, BAFTA!). So I’ve had a look and it turns out that they had some secret Welsh events they hadn’t told me about as well. Better still, they’re not sold out.

Kelly Reilly in Sky Atlantic's Britannia
Kelly Reilly in Sky Atlantic’s Britannia

Preview: Britannia + Q&A

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 – 6:00pm
Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

An exclusive preview screening of the new drama for Sky from award-winning writer Jez Butterworth (Spectre, Jerusalem). Set in 43AD, the drama follows the Roman army as they return to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia, a mysterious land led by warrior women and powerful Druids who claim to channel the powerful forces of the underworld. With scenes shot in various Welsh locations. Following the screening there will be a Q&A with selected crew.

Britannia stars BAFTA nominated actors David Morrissey (The Walking Dead), Zoe Wanamaker (My Family), BAFTA winner Mackenzie Crook (The Office) and True Detective‘s Kelly Reilly.

When the Romans invade Britain in 43AD, Kerra (Reilly), daughter of the King of the Cantii, is forced to put her differences aside with arch-rival Queen Antedia (Wanamaker) to face their invaders. The Romans, led by General Aulus Plautius (Morrissey), are determined to succeed where Julius Caesar failed and conquer this mythical land at the far edge of the Roman Empire. As tribes and Druids unite to fight the Romans, Kerra is thrust into the most important role of her life as she spearheads the resistance against the might of the Roman army.

Welsh filming locations included Nash Point, Henrhyd Falls, Rhossili Bay, and Llyn y Fan Fach.

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Lydia Wilson in BBC One’s Requiem

Preview: Requiem + Q&A

Monday, 29 January 2018 – 7:15pm
Cineworld Cardiff, Mary Ann St, Cardiff CF10 2EN

In partnership with Wales Screen, we are hosting a preview screening of Requiem – a new psychological thriller from New Pictures for BBC One. Following the screening there will be a Q&A with actress Lydia Wilson (Ripper Street, About Time), writer Kris Mrska (The Slap, Underbelly), and BAFTA Breakthrough Brit director Mahalia Belo (Volume, ELLEN which won the Cymru Award for Film in 2017).

In 1994 a toddler disappears from a small Welsh town, never to be seen again. Twenty-three years later, talented young cellist Matilda, played by Lydia Wilson (Star Trek Beyond, About Time), has her life turned upside down by her mother’s inexplicable suicide. In the wake of the tragedy Matilda begins to question everything she thought she knew about herself, embarking on a quest that leads her to that Welsh village – a place haunted by its own past, where the secrets she uncovers threaten to unravel her very identity.

Lydia Wilson leads a cast of acclaimed actors including Joel Fry (W1A, Ordinary Lies), Tara Fitzgerald (Game of Thrones), BAFTA Cymru winner Richard Harrington (Hinterland), Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey), and 2017 BAFTA Cymru nominated actor Dyfan Dwyfor (The Library Suicides).

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