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What TV’s on at the BFI in August? Including Queer as Folk, This Life, The Word, Dark Crystal and Sanditon

Every month, TMINE lets you know what TV the BFI will be presenting at the South Bank in London

It’s August at the BFI, and as happens every year, the schedule thins out to take account of everyone – audience and staff – being on their holibobs.

But there are a few things to look forward to. Following on from July’s 90s season, there are events dedicated to Queer as Folk, This Life and The Word, featuring both cast and crew. And there are previews of ITV’s forthcoming Jane Austen adaptation Sanditon and Netflix’s Dark Crystal prequel, Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

Full details after the jump.

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The cast of Angel reunite 20 years after the premiere

It’s quite a horrifying thought that Angel now technically qualifies as ‘Classic TV’. How did that happen? It feels like it was only on about 10 years ago, but it’s actually now 20 years old.

Sigh.

Anyway, to celebrate this momentous date, Entertainment Weekly reunited almost all the surviving cast members – yes, David Boreanaz turned up but Vincent Kartheiser and the lawyers at Wolfram and Hart seem to have been busy – to chat with co-creator David Greenwalt about the making of the show.

Interesting fact – episode two was apparently so dark that the network panicked and the producers shut down production of the show to try to make it a tad lighter.

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What TV’s on at the BFI in July? Including This Way Up, The Orchid House and 90s TV

Every month, TMINE lets you know what TV the BFI will be presenting at the South Bank in London

It’s a slightly eclectic and odd selection of TV shows at the BFI this July. How do they pick ’em? Well, there’s actually a session going behind the scenes at the BFI that explains their TV selections, so you best ask them then.

This month, though, the main feature is a nostalgic look at 90s TV. I say ‘TV’, but it’s mostly Screen One and Screen Two showings so borderline movies; however, there is a session dedicated to 90s kids TV shows, featuring some of the cast and creators, to look forward to.

On top of that, there’s a preview of Channel 4’s This Way Up, possibly including a Q&A with Aisling Bea and Sharon Horgan; and a day long showing of Channel 4’s adaptation of Phyllis Shand Allfrey’s The Orchid House.

Full details after the jump.

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Aidan Turner in Poldark
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What TV’s on at the BFI in June? Including Poldark and Planet of the Daleks

Every month, TMINE lets you know what TV the BFI will be presenting at the South Bank in London

Only a few TV-related events at the BFI in June this year – maybe they expect us all to be outside having fun in the sun or something. However, there are a few of note.

Probably the most popular (only two tickets per person) will be the preview of the final series of Poldark, complete with Q&A with Aidan Turner, Jack Farthing and Luke Norris. But a close rival will be a screening of Doctor Who ‘classic’ Planet of the Daleks, complete with improved special effects for its Blu-Ray release – that’ll include a Q&A with companion Katy Manning.

Also airing as part of the BFI ‘Bitches’ season will be the complete series of The Life and Loves of a She-Devil and a discussion of Bad Girls that will take in Killing Eve, Clique and other shows. And as part of the LBGTQ+ BFI Flare season, there’ll be a screening of BBC docu-drama Stonewall. For details after the trailers and that She Devil.

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