What TV’s on at the BFI in April 2020? Including Quiz

April is super busy TV-wise for the BFI, thanks to this year’s BFI & Radio Times TV Festival 2020. I’ve already covered the highlights of that elsewhere, which are copious, so you’d think that would be it for April.

Not quite. Because there’s one extra TV event – a preview of ITV’s forthcoming Quiz, based on the play of the same name.

All the info after the jump.


Wednesday 8 April

18:15 NFT1

TV Preview: Quiz + Q&A with writer James Graham and cast TBA
ITV 2020. Dir Stephen Fears. With Matthew Macfadyen, Sian Clifford, Michael Sheen. 3x 48min, TRT 215min (inc 20min interval)

September 2001. Army Major Charles Ingram, his wife Diana and supposed coughing accomplice, Tecwen Whittock, are accused of cheating on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? The evidence is damning. The nation is gripped by the sheer audacity of the plot to snatch the £1,000,000 jackpot in front of a live studio audience. But were they really guilty?

It’s time for you to decide… Directed by the renowned Stephen Frears, Quiz, a new three-part drama, is written by celebrated playwright James Graham.

Tickets £18, concs £15 (Members pay £2 less)

Booking times

Patrons and champions’ priority booking: Monday 2 March from 11.30am
Members’ priority booking opens: Tuesday 3 March from 11.30am
Public booking opens: Tuesday 10 March from 11.30am


Members: £10.50
Member concs: £8.20
Non-members: £12.50
Non-member concs: £10.20
Under 16s: £6

Reduced prices for weekday matinees. Concessionary prices are available to senior citizens, students, unwaged and disability visitors. Proof of eligibility may be required.

As always, visit the BFI web site for more details.


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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.