Kate Beckinsale in The Widow
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What (yet more) TV’s on at BAFTA in February? Including The Widow

Every week or so, TMINE flags up what new TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK

BAFTA seems to be adding precisely events to its February line-up at the rate of precisely 1 event/week, so add to the previous two events (Matthew Hall on Writing and a look back at Manhunt) this new one, which is a preview of ITV’s The Widow. I should point out that when I posted a trailer for it on Tuesday, I billed it as Amazon’s The Widow – it’s actually a co-production between ITV and Amazon and will air here on ITV, but the trailer (which you can see below as well) is Amazon’s for overseas audiences.

TV Preview: The Widow

Monday, 18 February 2019 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LN

A preview of the new ITV drama followed by a Q&A with the creative team.

From BAFTA nominated screenwriters Harry & Jack Williams (Liar, The Missing), The Widow tells the story of Georgia Wells (Kate Beckinsale) who has her life turned upside-down with a phone-call in the middle of the night. Her husband of over 10 years, Will, has been reported dead after a plane crash in the Congolese jungle.

Three years later, with her old life now a thing of the past, Georgia learns something shocking. Something that will take her to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, looking to uncover the truth about his disappearance.

The eight-part series is a Two Brothers Production directed by Sam Donovan (Humans, Liar) and Olly Blackburn (Donkey Punch, Glue). With Kate Beckinsale playing the lead role, key cast also includes Alex Kingston (ER, Doctor Who), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones, Godzilla), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (Trapped, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) and Louise Brealey (Sherlock, Clique).

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Un Bore Merched (Keeping Faith)
BAFTA events

What (more) TV’s on at BAFTA in February? Including Matthew Hall on Writing

Every week or so, TMINE flags up what new TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK

Following on from last week’s February listing, there’s been a quiet announcement this week of an additional February BAFTA event – ie. I had to look on their web site just now to find it. It should be an interesting, too, given it’s a masterclass in TV writing by Matthew Hall – the bloke who wrote the books CBC (Canada)’s Coroner is based on, as well as S4C/BBC1’s Un Bore Mercher (Keeping Faith) and ITV’s Kavanagh QC.

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Award Winners Masterclass: Matthew Hall on Writing

Wednesday, 6 February 2019 – 4:00pm
The Atrium, University of South Wales

A chance to hear from the BAFTA Cymru winning writer of Keeping Faith.

Matthew began life as a trial lawyer before landing his first TV writing commission aged 27 on ITV’s Kavanagh QC starring John Thaw. He has written over 50 hours of prime-time TV drama and five novels. He divides his time between his family home in Wales and London.

A TV series of Matthew’s novels called Coroner has just been made for CBC in Canada and is airing in the UK on Universal TV from January 2019 onward. The books are set partially in Wales, and have been adapted by Welsh-born writer, Morwyn Brebner.

The event is part of the University of South Wales’ TV Futures Day.

We have a limited allocation of tickets for members. Email Vicki to reserve your place.

Sammy Davis Jr
BFI events

What TV’s on at the BFI in February? Including Logopolis, Traitors, Bill Hicks and Forgotten Black TV

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

After January’s sluggish start, the BFI is kicking things up a notch for February. The centrepiece is a season of forgotten black TV plays – expect lots of Don Warrington as well as Sammy Davis Jr – but there’s also a preview of the Channel 4/Netflix spy drama Traitors that’s followed by a Q&A with star Keeley Hawes, a Bill Hicks event and an airing of Doctor Who story Logopolis to coincide with its Blu-Ray release. All that after the jump…

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Martin Clunes in ITV1's Manhunt
BAFTA events

What TV’s on at BAFTA in February? Including Manhunt

Every week or so, TMINE flags up what new TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK

A new year brings new BAFTA events, so here’s TMINE’s regular round-up. BAFTA hasn’t added any UK events for January since the previous TMINE round-up, although oddly it plans to preview BBC One’s The Cry in New York next Thursday. However, it has revealed a new event for February, which will look back at Manhunt, which is starting on ITV1 this Sunday.

The making of TV series Manhunt + Q&A with Martin Clunes and others

Thursday, 7 February 2019 – 6:30pm
Chapter Arts Centre

The team behind the ITV mini-series Manhunt discuss the creative collaborations that brought the show together.

BAFTA winning actor Martin Clunes takes the role of former Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton, who tenaciously tracked down serial killer Levi Bellfield.

Written by Ed Whitmore (Silent Witness, Rillington Place, Strike Back) and produced by Buffalo Pictures, Manhunt is the real life story of how the murder of French student, Amelie Delagrange, on Twickenham Green in August 2004 was eventually linked to the murders of Marsha McDonnell in 2003, and the abduction and murder of Milly Dowler in 2002. With the full co-operation of former DCI Colin Sutton, Manhunt dramatises the hunt to find the killer. The three-part drama follows the detailed and painstaking investigation by the former London Metropolitan police detective and his team, as they dedicated themselves to finding Amelie’s killer, and pursuing links to the other murders.

Directed by BAFTA Cymru winning Marc Evans (Trauma, Safehouse, Hinterland) and starring Welsh BAFTA Cymru-nominated actor Celyn Jones (Set Fire to the Stars) in the role of Levi Bellfield.

Ed Whitmore, Celyn Jones, Marc Evans, Martin Clunes and Buffalo Pictures’ (Doc Martin, Arthur & George) exec producer, who is also from Wales, Philippa Braithwaite join us for a Q&A to take a look back at extracts from the show that airs 6 – 8 January 2019 on ITV 1.

A limited number of members’ tickets are available from Vicki.

Public tickets will be available to buy from the Chapter box office soon.

What TV’s on at BAFTA in January? Including Pure, Pitching In and The Paras: Men of War

Every week or so, TMINE flags up what new TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK

BAFTA has no fewer than three lovely TV events planned around the UK for January so far, all of them for programmes that start with the letter P. How Sesame Street.

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TV Preview: The Paras: Men Of War

Wednesday, 9 January 2019 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA 195 Piccadilly London W1J 9LN

A preview of new ITV documentary series For The Paras: Men Of War, followed by a Q&A with key members of the production team.

This landmark series offers unprecedented access to the Parachute Regiment, exploring all aspects of this closed world which turns raw recruits into elite soldiers trained to kill.

The Paras: Men Of War provides a unique perspective and unflinching account of what it takes to make the grade, as well as providing an intimate insight into the characters of the young men and the officers charged with transforming them into battle ready paratroopers, who are the first in to any conflict. Only a few of those who join up will make it to the end.

The 3×60 series is commissioned for ITV by Tom Giles, and produced by Neil Grant (Executive Producer) and Nick Betts (Series Producer/Director) for Avanti.

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TV Preview: Pure

Monday, 14 January 2019 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London

A preview of the new six-part Channel 4 comedy drama followed by a Q+A with the creative team.

The series follows Marnie (Charly Clive) who’s caught in the grip of an undiagnosed form of obsessive compulsive disorder – a form of OCD nicknamed ‘pure O’ – where her obsessions take the form of intrusive thoughts, often sexual. On the day of her parents’ 25th wedding anniversary things reach a peak and at breaking point, she packs a bag and jumps on a coach to London. But in the capital, Marnie soon discovers she’s not the only one who’s lost…

Written by newcomer Kirstie Swain and based on Rose Cartwright’s acclaimed memoir, the lead director is BAFTA-nominated Aneil Karia and the cast includes Charly Clive, Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders), Kiran Sonia Sawar (Murdered By My Father), Niamh Algar (The Bisexual) and Anthony Welsh (Black Mirror).

Produced by Jen Kenwood and executive produced by Roanna Benn. The production company is Drama Republic and Manpreet Dosanjh is the commissioning editor for C4 drama.

We will be screening the first 2 episodes. With thanks to Channel 4

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Preview screening: Pitching In + Q&A with Larry Lamb and Melanie Walters

Thursday, 17 January 2019 – 7:00pm
Pontio, Bangor University, Deiniol Rd, Bangor LL57 2TQ

BBC Wales and BAFTA Cymru present Pitching In, starring Larry Lamb and featuring Melanie Walters, Hayley Mills, Caroline Sheen, Ifan Huw Dafydd and Valmai Jones. Join some of the stars of this brand new warm hearted comedy drama, produced by LA Productions, to preview the first episode.

The series is set around a caravan park on the north Wales coast, and was filmed in Anglesey.

Members are invited to join an invited audience at a drinks reception from 18.00.

All tickets for this event are free. Members can email Vicki to reserve their place; public tickets for the screening and Q&A can be reserved through the Pontio box office.