What TV’s on at the BFI in April 2018? Including Bron/Broen (The Bridge) and Rod the Mod

Sofia Helin in season 4 of Bron/Broen (The Bridge)
Sofia Helin in season 4 of Bron/Broen (The Bridge)

Every month, TMINE lets you know what TV the BFI will be presenting at the South Bank in London

My God, it’s full of films. Yep, the BFI’s April schedule is basically a stream of films. Fortunately, fellow TV lovers, there are two TV events. The first is the rescheduled ‘Missing Believed Wiped’ special from January, which will feature a documentary about Rod Stewart made before he was famous. Guess what – Rod Stewart’ll be there to watch it with you.

The second is a preview of the first episode of the fourth (and final) season of no less a show than Bron/Broen (The Bridge), which is making the move from BBC Four to BBC Two later this year. Guess what – Sofia Helin’ll be there to watch it with you.

Details after the jump…


Tuesday 17 April

18:15 NFT1
TV Preview: The Bridge Bron/Broen + Q&A with actor Sofia Helin and guests to be announced
BBC-Filmlance International-Nimbus Film 2018. Dir Henrik Georgsson. With Sofia Helin, Thure Lindhardt. Season 4, Ep 1 58min. EST

Every Saga Ends. Sofia Helin and Thure Lindhardt reprise their roles as the iconic detective Saga and her talented Danish partner Henrik in the heart-stopping final season of The Bridge. This case, however, tests their special relationship to its limits – both professionally and personally. BBC Four’s highest-rated drama to date starts on BBC Two later this year. Join us as we preview the final series and meet Sofia Helin and the creative team who helped create such memorable characters.

Saturday 21 April

18:20 NFT1
Missing Believed Wiped Special: Rod the Mod (aka An Easter with Rod) + Rod Stewart in conversation with director Francis Megahy
ITV 1965. Dir Francis Megahy. With Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry. 30min. TRT 90min

One of the most pleasing recent TV finds thought ‘missing, believed wiped’ was this fascinating 1960s documentary following the young Rod Stewart just before he became famous. The film is not only an intriguing look at the early days of a music superstar but it also shines a spotlight on a vanished London music scene and captures the excitement of the burgeoning British pop explosion. We’re delighted that the film’s director Francis Megahy will be joining us to talk about the film along with Rod Stewart himself.
Tickets £15, concs £12 (Members pay £2 less) This event was postponed from Jan

Booking times

Patrons and champions’ priority booking: March 12 from 11.30am
Members’ priority booking opens: March 13 from 11.30am
Public booking opens: March 16 from 11.30am


Members: £9
Member concs: £7.20
Non-members: £11
Non-member concs: £8.80
Under 16s: £6

Reduced prices for weekday matinees. Concessionary 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.