We’re rewinding time back to January at the RTS, which has lined up for next week a new Brassic event hosted by Emma Bullimore (TMINE: I did a radio show with her once, trivia fans). But we’ve another event for February, too – a screening and Q&A for ITV’s forthcoming Flesh and Blood.
RTS and Sky present an evening with Brassic creators Joseph Gilgun, Danny Brocklehurst and David Livingstone
Date: Thursday 30 January
Timings: 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start
Venue: h Club London, 24 Endell Street, London WC2H 9HQ
In conversation with television journalist and broadcaster Emma Bullimore, Brassic co-creators, This is England star Joseph Gilgun and award-winning writer Danny Brocklehurst, will talk alongside executive producer David Livingstone about the hilarious Sky Original comedy that brings banter, friendship and mental health to the fore.
Recently named the highest-rated Sky comedy of the last seven years and with series two already in the pipeline, the show has gained a dedicated fanbase by exploring mental health in young men through a comic lens.
Based on Joseph’s childhood spent in rural Manchester, Brassic follows the antics of a group of working-class friends who find unconventional ways to win at life. Vinnie (Joseph Gilgun), a Lancashire lad with bipolar disorder, and Dylan (Damien Molony), his razor smart best mate, are inseparable and utterly co-dependent.
Alongside Cardi, Ash, Tommo and JJ, the lads have dealt, scammed, bribed and conned their way through adolescence. But now, on the brink of adulthood, their dealing and stealing is catching up with them. Like a carefully stacked house of cards, what happens if one of them is knocked down or, worse, removed from the pack entirely?
Veering between blistering comedy and raw, heartfelt emotion, this outrageous, funny and bold show is about irreplaceable lifelong friends, loyalty and the things that come between them.
In celebration of the series, Danny, Joseph and David will discuss how the show was made – from developing the initial idea and the writing process, to finding the perfect cast to bring the writing to life. It’s an evening not to be missed.
Tickets for RTS Members are complimentary but must be booked in advance. Tickets for non RTS members are £15.
Screening and Q&A of Flesh and Blood
Date: Thursday 20 February
Timings: 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start
Venue: Curzon Soho, London W1D 5DY
Join the Royal Television Society at an exclusive screening of Silverprint Pictures’ new ITV new drama series Flesh and Blood on Thursday 20 February.
Following the screening, there will be a Q&A with the key creatives behind the series including writer and executive producer Sarah Williams, director Louise Hooper, executive producer Kate Bartlett and producer, Letitia Knight.
About the show
Flesh and Blood is a four-part drama, starring Imelda Staunton, Francesca Annis, Russell Tovey and Stephen Rea that follows three adult siblings – Helen (Claudie Blakley), Jake (Russell Tovey) and Natalie (Lydia Leonard), who are thrown into disarray when their recently widowed mother Vivien (Francesca Annis) declares she’s in love with a new man, Mark (Stephen Rea).
Then there’s Mary (Imelda Staunton), who has lived next door to Vivien for 40 years. Mary appears unhealthily attached to Vivien and her family’s unfolding drama. Flesh and Blood proves that we never really know what’s going on behind closed doors as years of secrets, rivalries and betrayals come to the surface.