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.