What TV’s on at BAFTA in October 2018? Including This Morning, Women on the Verge, This Country, Making a Murderer Part 2 and  Murder in Successville

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

I probably haven’t been keeping an eye on the BAFTA schedules as much as I should have done, so a whole bunch of October events appear to have snuck up on me without notice. So get your skates on in case you fancy booking tickets to see a tribute to This Morning with Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield, Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan all in one place (for the first time?), previews of Women on the Verge, This Country and Making a Murderer Part 2, a masterclass on Live TV, and a breakfast discussion of sourcing archive TV. And just for luck, I’ve thrown in a November event in Belfast – a masterclass on Murder in Successville.

All that after the jump.

A BAFTA Tribute: This Morning

Monday, 1 October 2018 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London

Join us for a special Tribute event to celebrate This Morning’s outstanding creative contribution to television over the last 30 years. This Morning will be honoured with a BAFTA Special Award at this tribute. Hosted by BAFTA-winning presenter Alan Carr.

Presenters Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield, Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan will share insights from the history of This Morning alongside contributions from those involved with the show over the past 30 years, archive clips and special video interviews.

During the event, This Morning will be honoured with a BAFTA Special Award in recognition of its innovative approach to daytime television production, its popular appeal among the British television-viewing public, and its contributions to the careers of those working in the factual entertainment genre today.

18.45 Champagne Taittinger Reception
19.15 Event starts

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This Country

This Country Special

Wednesday, 3 October 2018 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London

BAFTA award-winning comedy This Country returns to BBC Three and BBC One this autumn for a one-off special. Followed by a Q&A with Charlie and Daisy, producer Simon Mayhew-Archer and director Tom George.

This Country is a mockumentary exploring the lives of Cotswold cousins, Kerry and Lee ‘Kurtan’ Mucklowe. During the second series, Kerry’s trusting nature was taken advantage of and she became embroiled in a criminal enterprise with her devious and disloyal father, Martin. As the police’s net tightened around the Mucklowes, Kerry was left with a direct choice: save her father or save herself. Eight months on, the crew has returned to the Cotswolds to investigate what has happened to both the Mucklowe family and the village community as a whole.

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Women On The Verge

TV Preview: Women on the Verge + Q&A

Thursday, 4 October 2018 – 6:30pm
Grosvenor Cinema, Glasgow

Women on the Verge is a six-part comedy drama set in Dublin that follows the lives of three women in their 30s, played by Kerry Condon, Nina Sosanya and Eileen Walsh. Created by Sharon Horgan and Lorna Martin, and adapted from Martin’s critically acclaimed comic memoir Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, which was in turn based on her much loved Grazia column Conversations with My Therapist, the show has been described as a frank, hilarious and often shocking love letter to women who haven’t ticked all the boxes and whose lives are a bit messier and a bit more complicated than they ever thought they’d be.

The first 2 episodes will be screened and will be followed by a Q&A with director Annie Griffin, writer Lorna Martin, and Senior Commissioning Editor Pete Thornton. Networking drinks will follow the Q&A at The Attic Bar, Innis and Gunn, Ashton Lane.

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Making a Murderer Part 2

TV Preview: Making A Murderer Part 2

Monday, 8 October 2018 – 7:00pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London

A preview of part 2 of the BAFTA nominated and critically acclaimed Netflix original documentary series. Followed by Q&A with writers, directors and executive producers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos.

Public tickets will be available from Friday 28 September, 12.30.

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BAFTA Masterclass: Secrets of Live TV

Tuesday, 9 October 2018 – 7:00pm
The David Lean Room, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LN

Join a panel of the industry’s top technical craftspeople to explore world of live television. From camera and lighting, to sound, to vision mixing; the speakers will take an in depth look into how some of the country’s best-loved shows are created. Supported by Harman Professional Solutions.
BAFTA winning multi-camera director, Richard Valentine (Sound of Music Live!, Strictly Come Dancing, 8 Out of 10 Cats) and a panel of experts will explore how their technical and creative skills are brought together to achieve high quality content within the industry’s most highly-pressured environment – live entertainment.

Followed by networking drinks.

Confirmed panellists:

  • Richard Valentine, multi-camera director, (Sound of Music Live!, Strictly Come Dancing, 8 Out of 10 Cats)
  • Patrick Doherty, Production Designer (Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, The Grand Tour, Big Star’s Little Star)
  • Nigel Saunders, Camera Supervisor (The X Factor, Pointless, Never Mind The Buzzcocks)
  • Will Charles, Lighting Director (Mock the Week, Britain’s Got More Talent, The Javone Prince Show)

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BAFTA Archive Breakfast

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 – 9:00am
Run Run Shaw Room, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LN

BAFTA – in partnership with Screenocean – are delighted to host this breakfast event and invite archive researchers, producers and directors to join us as we shine the spotlight on BAFTA’s growing archive collection and talk to BAFTA winner James RM Hunt (7/7: One Day in London, My Generation and upcoming The Quiet One) and freelance archive producer Kate Sangway (Working with Weinstein, Grenfell Minute by Minute) and Kathy Manners (The Story of Reality TV/ Generation ’66) about how they source archive, how they manage rights issues and the different approaches they take to creating archive projects.

Please join us for coffee and pastries from 9am for coffee and pastries before the panel begins.

FREE event but booking required.

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Murder in Successville

Masterclass: Murder in Successville

Thursday, 15 November 2018 – 4:00pm
Belfast Media Festival, The MAC, 10 Exchange Street West, Belfast BT1 2NJ

The team behind the BAFTA award-winning comedy entertainment show share their insights into developing and producing this unique format.
Described as “a mash of reality show, prank show, sitcom and crime spoof”, Murder in Successville has become a breakout hit for BBC Three.

The team from Shiny Button Productions will talk through creating the style and look of the show, delve into the writing process and the process behind casting celebrities, as well as the complexities and challenges of filming an improvised show.


  • Tom Davis, actor, writer and comedian (BAFTA Breakthrough Brit who is most well known for playing D.I. Sleet) Other credits: Judge Romesh, Plebs, Keith Lemon Sketch Show, The Morgana Show and Paddington 2
  • Andy Brereton, Managing Director of Shiny Button and Executive Producer. Other credits: Murder on the Blackpool Express, Crackanory, Drunk History
  • James De Frond, director, writer and producer. Other credits: Bo’ Selecta! The Morgana Show, Very Important People

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