This Country

What TV’s on in Cirencester in January? Including This Country

It’s time to head to the provinces, because This Country is getting a special preview screening this month in its home town of Cirencester. Tickets are free and will be allocated by random draw, with 70% of the tickets going to local postcodes and 30% going to the rest of the UK. Deadline for applications: 10am, Friday, January 10

This Country – Preview Screening

Date: Thursday 23 January
Venue: Bingham Hall, Cirencester
Doors open: 6.15pm
Screening starts: 7pm

BAFTA award-winning comedy This Country returns to the Cotswolds for a one-off sneak preview screening of the new BBC Three series on Thursday 23 January.

Held in Daisy and Charlie Cooper’s home town of Cirencester you can be the first to see an exclusive preview of the first two episodes followed by a Q&A with the brother and sister stars, producer Simon Mayhew-Archer and director Tom George.

Apply below for your chance to see what Kerry and Kurtan have been up to before everyone else and get an exclusive insight into the making of the show! 

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Chris Packham
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What (more) TV’s on at BAFTA in January? Including Chris Packham

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

Another BAFTA event for January to add to the White House Farm and Sex Education 2 screenings. This time, though, it’s a lecture.

Television Lecture: Chris Packham CBE

Tuesday, 21 January 2020
7:15pm The Barbican Centre, Frobisher Auditorium 1, Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS

In January, the BAFTA Television Lecture will be delivered by award-winning broadcaster, wildlife and natural world conservationist, photographer and writer Chris Packham CBE.

Award-winning wildlife and natural world broadcaster, conservationist, photographer and writer Chris Packham CBE will deliver the prestigious BAFTA Television Lecture where he will share his personal view on creative excellence in television and his vision for the future.

Chris Packham’s career as a wildlife expert and natural world broadcaster has spanned more than 30 year. As a broadcaster, Packham has presented many popular natural history programmes, beginning his onscreen career in 1986 when he was a presenter on the multi BAFTA-winning series The Really Wild Show

More recently, Packham fronted popular BBC factual series Springwatch (2009-2018), which was awarded the BAFTA Special Award in 2011. He also embarked on a groundbreaking expedition to the Arctic for BBC Two’s Operation Iceberg (2012), which won the BAFTA for Factual Series at the 2013 British Academy Television Awards.  

Packham’s other TV credits include Autumnwatch (2008-2019), The Burrowers (2013), Inside the Animal Mind (2014), The Wonder of Animals (2014), Weird Wonders of the World (2015-16) and Blue Planet Live (2019).

Chris Packham was also awarded the Wildscreen Panda Award for Outstanding Achievement in 2016 in recognition of his significant contribution to wildlife filmmaking, conservation and the public’s  understanding of the environment.

More recently, Packham explained what it was like to live with Aspergers in the BBC documentary Chris Packham: Aspergers and Me, which won two BAFTAs in 2018 and which was also nominated for Single Documentary at BAFTA’s Television Awards in the same year.

Packham was appointed a CBE in the 2019 New Year Honours for services to nature conservation.

We will be running a guest list, which will open 30 minutes ahead of the event. We will not be checking people in ahead of this time and there will be no waiting area available by the auditorium. Early arrivals can enjoy the Barbican’s public spaces. 

The event will be unallocated seating. If you have any access needs or requirements, please email us at [email protected]

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