Black Earth Rising
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What TV’s on at BAFTA in August 2018? Including Black Earth Rising

Every so often, TMINE flags up what new TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK

It’s early days for BAFTA in its usual incremental release of its timetable, so the most I can do is tell you that there’ll be one TV event on the first day of August hosted by BAFTA. There may be more to come or BAFTA might decide that there’s no point since everyone’s on holiday. No one will probably know until two days before, but I’ll let you know as soon as I know.

Preview: Black Earth Rising

Wednesday, 1 August 2018 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London

A preview of the new BBC thriller followed by a Q&A with writer, director and producer Hugo Blick and actress Michaela Coel.

Playing out across the UK, Europe, Africa and the USA, Black Earth Rising explores the prosecution of international war crimes and the West’s relationship with contemporary Africa. The story follows Kate Ashby (Coel); rescued as a young child during the Rwandan genocide, she is adopted by Eve Ashby (Harriet Walter), a world class British prosecutor in international criminal law. Kate was raised in Britain and, now in her late twenties, works as a legal investigator in the law chambers of Michael Ennis (John Goodman). When Eve takes on a case at the International Criminal Court, prosecuting an African militia leader, the story detonates, pulling Michael and Kate into a journey that will upend their lives forever.

The eight-part series is made by Forgiving Earth Limited, a co-production company of Eight Rooks Limited and Drama Republic Limited. The series is co-produced by Abi Bach and executive produced by Greg Brenman for Drama Republic and Piers Wenger for the BBC.

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Weekly Wonder Woman: Justice League #3

Every week (or fortnight) At least once a month, Weekly Wonder Woman keeps you up to date on everything involving DC Comics’ premier superheroine

Just as TV news and new TV have dwindled to near-zero in the week of July 4, so too has anything involved a certain heroine occasionally known to wear a star-spangled costume. No movie news. No TV news. No comic news. Nada.

Well, okay, not quite nada. We’ve had Justice League #3, in which Scott Snyder’s galaxy brain emits ideas so huge, new dimensions have to be developed to accommodate them and readers have to write extensive notes in bra-ket notation in order to try to keep up.

As well as all manner of exciting inventions involving the Ultraviolet Lantern Corps (in Soviet Russia, you don’t join Ultraviolet Lantern Corps, Ultraviolet Lantern Corps joins you) and a whole bunch of new primary forces to accompany the Flash’s Speed Force (brace yourself for the Sage Force… no, really. It’s a thing), we got a few innovations involving our Diana.

There are exciting words about Diana’s attitude to her Lasso of Truth. Strung together, I’m not sure they make any more sense than they do apart, but they are at least exciting.

Clay Truth

Very much more importantly, we have the return of an old friend. Now, maybe I missed something – and you’d think that writing this every week (or so) that would be unlikely – but last I looked, Diana didn’t have an invisible jet any more. And it couldn’t go underwater. And the Amazons were still warlike and didn’t have any cool technology. And Diana wasn’t in touch with them any more anyway.

But what trifles are these to Galaxy Brain?

Invisible submarine

Still, knowing his love of continuity, maybe this was all revealed in Doom Patrol Visit the Set of Coronation Street #45 (available as a free gift in packs of Turkey Twizzlers in Morrisons, Falaraki), and I really did miss it. Who reckons we’ll either that we’ll get an explanation for any of that or that it’ll ever get mentioned again by anyone else or even Snyder himself?

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What have you been watching? Including Yellowstone and The Bridge

It’s “What have you been watching?”, your chance to recommend to fellow TMINE readers anything you’ve been watching this week

It’s been a relatively quiet week for global TV. July 4th has a lot to do with that in the US, July 1st in Canada, and I’m sure everyone everywhere else is just outside a lot at the moment, anyway. There are more new shows on the way soon, but for now, it’s been quiet.

That gave me enough time to finish off and review Marvel’s Luke Cage (Netflix) and I’m now about midway through the second season of GLOW (Netflix), upon which I shall report next week. I’ve also had enough time to wade through the first two episodes/three hours of Paramount (US)’s modern-day, Kevin Costner-infused cowboy-fest Yellowstone, which I’ll review after the jump.

We’ll also be talking about the latest episodes of Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger, Condor and Shooter, as well as the season finale of Mystery Road and series finale of Bron/Broen (The Bridge). Isn’t that irresistibly exciting? Then come follow me!

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