What TV’s on at BAFTA in October? Including Cymru Awards: The Sessions and The Sister

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

It’s been a while since BAFTA organised any TV events – August, in fact – but with the Cymru awards just round the corner, we’ve got a big splurge of Welsh Q&As coming our way. Naturally, that includes a chat with one Mr Russell T Davies for the writers session, but Jonathan Pryce is lined up for the actors session. Ooh!

On top of that, we’ve also got a Q&A with the cast of ITV’s The Sister coming up, too, featuring the likes of Russell Tovey.

Full details after the jump.

Cymru Awards: The Sessions – Creating Worlds: Writing

Thursday, 15 October – 6:30pm

Hear from this year’s Writer nominees as they share insights on their craft and discuss their nominated work – spanning a range of themes.

This event is part of the line-up for Cymru Awards: The Sessions – an event-series celebrating nominees and nominated programmes from the British Academy Cymru Awards.

This is the first time the series will be held in Wales and follows popular sessions held preceding the British Academy Television Awards.

Speakers:

  • Hanna Jarman (Merched Parchus)
  • Kayleigh Llewellyn (In My Skin)
  • Mari Beard (Merched Parchus)
  • Russell T Davies (Years and Years)

Hosted by Chinonyerem Odimba

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TV Q&A: The Sister

Wednesday, 21 October – 7:30pm

Q&A with writer and Executive Producer Neil Cross, Executive Producer Kate Harwood and actors Russell Tovey, Bertie Carvel, Amrita Acharia and Nina Toussaint White.

ITV’s four-part series is written by Neil Cross and inspired by the novel Burial, also written by Neil Cross. One rainy evening, Nathan (Russell Tovey) is surprised by an unwelcome face from the past. He has never been able to forget the worst night of his life: a party that led to the sudden, shocking death of a young woman. Only he and Bob (Bertie Carvel), an eccentric old acquaintance, know what really happened… and they’ve resolved to keep it that way.

But years later, Bob appears at Nathan’s door with terrifying news that threatens to tear Nathan’s world apart. Because Nathan has his own secrets now. Secrets that could destroy everything he has desperately fought to build for himself and his family.

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Cymru Awards: The Sessions – Making a TV Drama

Wednesday, 21 October – 6:00pm

Join us for an in-depth discussion with the producers behind this year’s TV Drama nominations. We’ll be discussing the creative process and challenges involved in producing a successful drama.

This event is part of the line-up for Cymru Awards: The Sessions – an event-series celebrating nominees and nominated programmes from the British Academy Cymru Awards. 

This is the first time the series will be held in Wales and follows popular sessions held preceding the British Academy Television Awards.

Speakers:

  • Adrian Bate, Executive Producer (Un Bore Mercher / Keeping Faith
  • Jane Tranter, Executive Producer (His Dark Materials)
  • Nerys Evans, Executive Producer (In My Skin
  • Tracie Simpson, Producer (The Left Behind)

Hosted by Clare Hudson

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Cymru Awards: The Sessions – Actors in Conversation

Friday, 23 October – 6:00pm

This year’s nominees will discuss how they approached their performances, preparation for the project and the challenges in bringing these powerful performers to our screens.

This event is part of the line-up for Cymru Awards: The Sessions – an event-series celebrating nominees and nominated programmes from the British Academy Cymru Awards. 

This is the first time the series will be held in Wales and follows popular sessions held preceding the British Academy Television Awards.

Speakers:

  • Dafne Keen (His Dark Materials)
  • Gabrielle Creevy (In My Skin)
  • Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes)
  • Sion Daniel Young (The Left Behind)

Hosted by Celyn Jones

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