What yet more TV’s on at BAFTA in March? Including Chernobyl


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

One new addition to the March BAFTA line-up and it’s a London event again.

TV Preview: Chernobyl

Monday, 18 March 2019 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LN

A preview of the new Sky and HBO drama followed by a Q&A with actors Stellan Skarsgård, Jared Harris and Emily Watson, director Johan Renck, and writer Craig Mazin.

Based on real-life catastrophic events, Chernobyl follows the 1986 nuclear accident and the responses of the men and women whose sacrifices saved Europe from further unimaginable disaster.

The five-part mini-series is written and executive produced by Craig Mazin (The Identity Thief, The Huntsman: Winter’s War); directed by Johan Renck (Breaking Bad, Blackstar) and executive produced by Jane Featherstone (Humans, Broadchurch) for Sister Pictures, Carolyn Strauss (Game of Thrones, The Wire) for The Mighty Mint and Gabriel Silver for Sky. Johan Renck and Chris Fry (Humans, The Smoke) co-executive produce and Sanne Wohlenberg (Black Mirror, Wallander) produces.

Screening of the first two episodes of the five-part series.

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  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.