What TV’s on at the BFI in January? Including Dear Antonioni


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

After a rather full schedule before Christmas, the BFI appears to want to settle back into its armchair, loosen its belt and have a quiet snooze in January, because there’s a grand total of one TV presentation the whole month. Yep, just one – and it’s a film documentary at that. Plus the ticket prices have gone up by a quid, although if you’re over 60, this one documentary is free, so you won’t notice.

Full details after the jump. Or you can watch it now, because Dear Antonioni is on YouTube. If you’re over 60, you’ll probably want to go to the BFI instead.


Monday 14 January

11:00 NFT1
Free Seniors’ Talk: Dear Antonioni + intro by BFI programmer David Somerset
BBC 1997. Dir Gianni Massironi. 93min

Using a star-studded array of interviewees including David Hemmings, Sarah Miles, Jack Nicholson and Vanessa Redgrave, and taking its cue from a letter from the philosopher and critic Roland Barthes, this acclaimed documentary offers a captivating portrait of an intriguing director.
Free for over-60s (booking by phone or in person only), otherwise normal matinee price

Booking times

Patrons and champions’ priority booking: Monday 3 December from 11.30am
Members’ priority booking opens: Tuesday 4 December from 11.30am
Public booking opens: Tuesday 11 December from 11.30am


Members: £10.50
Member concs: £8.20
Non-members: £12.50
Non-member concs: £10.20
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.