What TV’s on at BAFTA in January? Including Pure, Pitching In and The Paras: Men of War

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

BAFTA has no fewer than three lovely TV events planned around the UK for January so far, all of them for programmes that start with the letter P. How Sesame Street.

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TV Preview: The Paras: Men Of War

Wednesday, 9 January 2019 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA 195 Piccadilly London W1J 9LN

A preview of new ITV documentary series For The Paras: Men Of War, followed by a Q&A with key members of the production team.

This landmark series offers unprecedented access to the Parachute Regiment, exploring all aspects of this closed world which turns raw recruits into elite soldiers trained to kill.

The Paras: Men Of War provides a unique perspective and unflinching account of what it takes to make the grade, as well as providing an intimate insight into the characters of the young men and the officers charged with transforming them into battle ready paratroopers, who are the first in to any conflict. Only a few of those who join up will make it to the end.

The 3×60 series is commissioned for ITV by Tom Giles, and produced by Neil Grant (Executive Producer) and Nick Betts (Series Producer/Director) for Avanti.

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TV Preview: Pure

Monday, 14 January 2019 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London

A preview of the new six-part Channel 4 comedy drama followed by a Q+A with the creative team.

The series follows Marnie (Charly Clive) who’s caught in the grip of an undiagnosed form of obsessive compulsive disorder – a form of OCD nicknamed ‘pure O’ – where her obsessions take the form of intrusive thoughts, often sexual. On the day of her parents’ 25th wedding anniversary things reach a peak and at breaking point, she packs a bag and jumps on a coach to London. But in the capital, Marnie soon discovers she’s not the only one who’s lost…

Written by newcomer Kirstie Swain and based on Rose Cartwright’s acclaimed memoir, the lead director is BAFTA-nominated Aneil Karia and the cast includes Charly Clive, Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders), Kiran Sonia Sawar (Murdered By My Father), Niamh Algar (The Bisexual) and Anthony Welsh (Black Mirror).

Produced by Jen Kenwood and executive produced by Roanna Benn. The production company is Drama Republic and Manpreet Dosanjh is the commissioning editor for C4 drama.

We will be screening the first 2 episodes. With thanks to Channel 4

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Preview screening: Pitching In + Q&A with Larry Lamb and Melanie Walters

Thursday, 17 January 2019 – 7:00pm
Pontio, Bangor University, Deiniol Rd, Bangor LL57 2TQ

BBC Wales and BAFTA Cymru present Pitching In, starring Larry Lamb and featuring Melanie Walters, Hayley Mills, Caroline Sheen, Ifan Huw Dafydd and Valmai Jones. Join some of the stars of this brand new warm hearted comedy drama, produced by LA Productions, to preview the first episode.

The series is set around a caravan park on the north Wales coast, and was filmed in Anglesey.

Members are invited to join an invited audience at a drinks reception from 18.00.

All tickets for this event are free. Members can email Vicki to reserve their place; public tickets for the screening and Q&A can be reserved through the Pontio box office.

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