The Faceless Ones
BFI events

What TV’s on at the BFI in February 2020? Including The Faceless Ones and Flesh and Blood

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

2020’s here, TMINE has just returned but the BFI is already thinking about February. Maybe it wants Valentine’s Day to come round quickly?

There’s not a huge amount on, mind, but there are some good talks at least:

  • A talk about Fellow Traveller
  • A talk about Of Mud & Flame: The Penda’s Fen Source Book
  • A talk about Playing Gay in the Golden Age of British TV
  • A preview of ITV’s Flesh and Blood + Q&A
  • Two discussions of Ready Steady Go!
  • A showing of the animated version of Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones + Q&A with Anneke Wills

All the deets after the jump.

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The Ash Tree
The Weekly Play

The TMINE Ghost Story for Christmas – The Ash Tree (1975)

As is TMINE’s want at this time of year, let’s celebrate the birth of Christ with a scary story by MR James.

Part of BBC Two’s legendary annual A Ghost Story For Christmas strand, The Ash Tree documents the tale of Sir Richard Fell, who has just inherited Castringham, a country seat with an unfortunate history. The house has been cursed since the day his ancestor, Sir Matthew Fell, condemned a woman to death for witchcraft. It is soon discovered that the ancient ash tree outside his bedroom window is the root of the problem…

Directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark, it stars Edward Petherbridge as Sir Richard and features that Lalla Ward off of Doctor Who as well. It was also written not by Gordon Clark for a change, but by David Rudkin of Artemis 81 and Penda’s Fen fame.

Enjoy!

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Spaced
BFI events

What TV’s on at the BFI in January 2020? Including Spaced 21st anniversary reunion

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

It’s 2020 in BFI calendar-land, and normally we have the usual January Christmas hangover in its TV schedules. However, 2020 starts with a bang – and a lot of previews.

  • A Spaced reunion to celebrate its 21st anniversary, with Edgar Wright, Jessica Hynes, Julia Deakin, Katy Carmichael, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (work permitting)
  • A preview of two episodes of Inside No.9, with Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith
  • A preview of series three of This Country, with Daisy May Cooper, Charlie Cooper and Paul Chahidi
  • A preview of Baghdad Central, with Waleed Zuaiter, Bertie Carvel (schedule permitting) and July Namir
  • A season of Fay Weldon TV series, including Q&As with Weldon, Patricia Hodge (schedule permitting)
  • The one with the discussion of the only book-length analysis of Friends

Full details after the jump. Yes, this one.

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Peter Capaldi in Martin's Close
BFI events

What TV’s on at the BFI in December 2019? Including Dracula and Missing Believed Wiped

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

It’s Christmas!

Well, only in BFI calendar-land, which occupies its own time zone.

As usual, there’s an eclectic but truncated mix of shows, with Christmas typically removing not one week but three from most organisations’ ability to do any work. But there is some good stuff:

  • A preview of Steven Moffatt and Mark Gatiss’s Dracula, complete with Q&A with Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and Dracula
  • A preview of this year’s Ghost Story for Christmas, complete with Q&A with Mark Gatiss. But not Dracula or Steven Moffat
  • A preview of Cinderella: After Ever After + Q&A with David Walliams. But not Mark Gatiss
  • A pantomime season featuring lots of TV pantomimes.
  • This year’s Missing Believed Wiped season.

That’s not bad, is it? What do you mean “Oh no it isn’t”?

Full details after the jump.

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Game of Thrones
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What TV’s on at the BFI in October/November 2019

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

We’re at that slightly odd time of the year when the BFI decides to have a major film festival or something, so there’s not enough happening for a regular programme for two months.

Yes, it’s October/November 2019, folks.

That means there’s pretty slim pickings TV-wise for the next month or two, but what there is is pretty good:

  • A preview of the forthcoming His Dark Materials at the BFI IMAX, with intro by Dafne Keen and Ruth Wilson
  • A preview of the forthcoming War of the Worlds (with unnamed special guests)
  • A complete screening of Rock Follies, complete with Q&A with Rula Lenska, Charlotte Cornwell, Howard Schuman and Andy Mackay
  • A free celebration of Game of Thrones (with unnamed special guests)
  • A showing of a restored and extended version of Doctor Who story The Curse of Fenric, with Q&A with Sophie Aldred and Andrew Cartmell
  • A talk on the rebirth of the TV musical, including a screening of Our Gay Wedding: The Musical

That’s not bad, is it?

Full details after the jump.

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