The Victim
BAFTA events

What TV’s on at BAFTA in April? Including The Victim

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

And we’re into April at last! Only one new event, the other April BAFTA event being part of the Radio Times/BFI festival.

TV Preview: The Victim + Q&A

Monday, 8 April 2019 – 6:30pm
Everyman Cinema, Princes Square, Glasgow

The Victim is a thriller told through the eyes of the plaintiff and the accused. Set within Scotland’s unique legal system, the show asks: who is really ‘the victim’?

Kelly MacDonald plays Anna Dean, whose son was murdered 15 years ago. She is accused of revealing his killer’s new identity online and conspiring to have him murdered. Has the anger of a grieving mother turned her into a criminal? What is she capable of doing in her son’s name?

Hard working family man Craig Myers (James Harkness) is viciously attacked, after being identified online as a notorious child murderer. Should Craig keep his head down or try to prove his innocence? Is he a convicted murderer, or simply the tragic victim of mistaken identity?

The Victim follows the progress of a trial in Edinburgh’s High Court, while also covering the events leading up to the legal proceedings and the criminal investigation, led by DI Steven Grover (John Hannah), who has his own reasons for wanting to crack the case. Craig and Anna are pitted against each other, but our sympathies will be divided. New potential suspects will be revealed and long buried secrets unearthed as the story builds to a final, devastating climax.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with key personnel from the cast and crew.

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Anson Mount and Rebecca Romijn in Star Trek: Discovery

ABC’s KGB; Miranda Richardson joins Game of Thrones prequel; + more

Every weekday, TMINE brings you the latest TV news from around the world

Internet TV

  • Trailer for Netflix’s Z-Nation spin-off Black Summer
  • Trailer for season 2 of Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
  • Alba Baptista to star, Toya Turner, Tristan Ulloa, Thekla Reuten et al join Netflix’s Warrior Nun

Australian TV

Canadian TV

  • New Metric Media developing: adaptations of Michael Arntfield’s Monster City, Peter Edwards books, and Anne T Donahue’s Nobody Cares

International TV


  • Trailer for BBC One’s Gentleman Jack
  • Trailer for series 4 of ITV’s The Durrells

US TV show casting

  • Tika Sumpter, Andres Holm, Gary Cole et al to guest on ABC’s Black-ish in backdoor pilot
  • Ansom Mount and Rebecca Romijn leave CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery
  • Rhea Seehorn and Michael McKean to guest on HBO’s Veep

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

Turn Up Charlie
Internet TV

Review: Turn Up Charlie (season one) (Netflix)

Available on Netflix

I imagine the Venn diagram of:

  • Set A: People who watch lots of TV and then write reviews of it on blogs
  • Set B: People who go out clubbing every night and/or DJ in Ibiza

Is two separate circles (ie A∩B=∅).

Indeed, I imagine that if we added another set to that list – Set C: people who use Venn diagrams – A∩C is going to be me. And just me.

So although I have actually been to Ibiza – very lovely monasteries and churches, and the views on Formentera are lovely…

TMINE on Formentera

…my ability to judge the reality of Netflix’s new comedy original, Turn Up Charlie, in which Idris Elbra plays a former hit DJ who’s now down on his luck and forced to play weddings for his mates, is severely limited. That said, there’s a real verisimilitude to both it and its take on London and British life that’s quite arresting.

The turning point for Elba is the return to London of his former best mate at school now Hollywood actor JJ Feild (Turn), who wants to spend more time with his tween daughter (Frankie Hervey); Feild’s American DJ ‘wife’ Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs, Notorious, Coyote Ugly, The Prestige) wants to do the same, too. However, both are nevertheless super, super busy right now and one day, Elba’s left to look after the precocious Hervey after she causes yet another of her nannies to walk out.

Guess who gets a new job looking after Hervey.

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Then And Now
BFI events

What (more) TV’s on at the BFI in March? Including Remembering Television

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

A bit of a change from normal, in that the BFI is doing a BAFTA and releasing information about a new event with only a couple of weeks’ notice. It’s also an event that’s not actually being held at the BFI, but is to promote a Bloomsbury Publishing book, Remembering British Television: Audience, Archive and Industry:

Remembering Television: Then and Now

March 28

Bloomsbury Publishing UK
50 Bedford Square, WC1B 3DP London, United Kingdom
Timing: Doors open and complimentary drinks from 6pm. Our guests in conversation, followed by Q&A with audience members, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
Tickets: £15 for adults / £10 students and concessions

Step inside Bloomsbury Publishing as we ask how, when ‘television’ no longer means a box in the corner of the living room that we sit and watch together, do we keep safe the television of the past?

What is the past, present and future of television? We’re experiencing a golden age right now with new show-runners, streaming services and unique collaborations popping up every other week but how does this brave new world take its cue from all that came before? Join us as we host a wide-ranging discussion with three self-confessed telly-addicts actively working to preserve the past and inspire future generations of TV creators, producers and writers to come.

Join us as we take another look at television’s history by talking to the people who are making it their mission to keep the unforgettable moments alive for creators, researchers, writers and, most importantly, the fans. Authors of Remembering British Television, Kristyn Gorton and Joanne Garde-Hansen will be in conversation with Dr Elinor Groom, currently TV curator at the British Film Institute (BFI).

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Rig 45

Rig 45, Teenage Psychic, American Gods renewed; La vengeance aux yeux clairs spin-off; + more

Every weekday, TMINE brings you the latest TV news from around the world

Apologies for the delay in today’s news – apparently there was a power cut at the data centre… for eight hours.

Internet TV

French TV

International TV

  • HBO Asia green lights: series of human consciousness thriller Dream Raider, food anthology series Food Lore, mass shooting drama The World Between Us
  • renews: Teenage Psychic

Scandinavian TV



US TV show casting

  • Azie Tesfai promoted to regular on The CW’s Supergirl

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting