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What TV’s on at BAFTA in January? Including Sex Education 2

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

Hot off the presses, this one – I looked this morning and it wasn’t there, but now it is. BAFTA said nothing, of course.

Preview Screening: Sex Education 2 + Q&A

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 – 6:00pm
Chapter, Cardiff

Join us and RTS Cymru for a special preview screening of Sex Education (Series 2, Episode 1) followed by a Q&A with key creatives.

Sex Education is about Otis Milburn, a socially awkward high school student who lives with his sex therapist mother, Jean. In season 1, Otis and his friend Maeve Wiley set up a sex clinic at school to capitalise on his intuitive talent for sex advice.

In season 2, as a late bloomer Otis must master his newly discovered sexual urges in order to progress with his girlfriend Ola whilst also dealing with his now strained relationship with Maeve.

Meanwhile, Moordale Secondary is in the throes of a Chlamydia outbreak, highlighting the need for better sex education at the school and new kids come to town who will challenge the status quo.

Sex Education will return to Netflix with 8 brand new episodes in 2020.

The series is written and created by Laurie Nunn and produced by Eleven. Season 2 is directed by Ben Taylor, Alice Seabright and Sophie Goodhart. Jamie Campbell, Laurie Nunn and Ben Taylor are also Executive Producers on the series

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with key creatives (names TBC). 

To book a members’ ticket please email Ella

Public tickets will be available to purchase via Chapter. 

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What TV’s on at the RTS in December? Including His Dark Materials

Every month, TMINE lets you know what TV the RTS will be presenting around the country

Hot on the heels of last week’s RTS event, we have another interesting one lined up for December.

Preview Screening and Q&A of His Dark Materials

Date: Thursday, 5 December, 2019
Timings: 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start
Venue: Mayfair Theatre at Mayfair Hotel, Stratton Street, London W1J 8LT

In an exclusive screening of His Dark Materials, the creative team behind this hugely ambitious BBC drama discuss the writing, design and production challenges in bringing Philip Pullman’s parallel worlds to the small screen from Wolf Studios Wales.

Speakers
  • Dan McCulloch, Executive Producer
  • Jack Thorne, Writer
  • Jane Tranter, Bad Wolf founder / Executive Producer
  • Joel Collins, Production Designer
  • Russell Dodgson, Series VFX Supervisor
Bolvangar – episode synopsis

In her search for her friend Roger Lyra discovers the horrific truth behind the activities in the North. Using all her wits she must help free those around her and avoid suffering a terrible fate herself.

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Boxset Monday: Plan cœur (The Hookup Plan) (season 2) (Netflix)

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What happens after romance? It’s an important question, not just for relationships in general but for the genre itself, too. The general narrative thrust of a romance is boy/girl/other meets boy/girl/other, will they won’t they, they do! End of story (give or take an additional separation period when they’re apart and then realise they’re incomplete without one another).

So what to do when it’s sequel time? You break them up and then start again. Or add a baby.

The first season of Netflix’s French rom-com Plan cœur (The Hookup Plan) tried to subvert this well know trope, as well as a few others. It saw Zita Hanrot playing a nearly 30-something woman stuck in an uninspiring job and still hung up on her ex-boyfriend two years after their breakup. Her friends, hoping to help her break out of her rut and find some confidence, decide to hire a male escort (Marc Ruchmann) to take her on a few dates. Except, of course, she falls in love with him. And maybe he with her?

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It’s Pretty Woman in reverse, of course. The prostitute falls in love with the client and decides to put their former career behind them. But as well as the sex-swap, Plan cœur (The Hookup Plan) also managed to make it a female buddy-buddy dramedy, with the addition of her two friends – the raucous Sabrina Ouazani and the pregnant Joséphine Draï – as well as their boyfriends/fiancés.

And (spoiler alert) the first season didn’t end with everyone getting together. True, there were mini-resolutions, but ultimately, the show decided instead to avoid the usual resolution in favour of a cliffhanger.

Interesting choice, hey?

Yet for some reason, the show squanders that bounty in the second season – and largely can’t even be described as a rom-com or even a romance or a comedy… until its final episode.

Continue reading “Boxset Monday: Plan cœur (The Hookup Plan) (season 2) (Netflix)”
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