Sacha Dhawan in The Boy With The Topknot
BFI events

What TV’s on at the BFI in September-October 2017? Including The Last Post, Liar and The Boy With The Topknot

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

We’re back to that curious time of year in the BFI calendar known as ‘September-October’, which is when we get a big rundown on both September and to a lesser extent October’s schedule, the latter of which will get a top-up in a month or so once the BFI catches up with itself.

There are two strands to the programming in this bi-month. The first is a jazz season, featuring archives appearances on British TV of greats including Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk.

The second, somewhat less surprisingly given the autumn TV season is nearly upon is, is previews of three upcoming UK TV programmes:

  • Peter Moffat’s The Last Post (with Jessica Raine and Ben Miles among others)
  • ITV’s suspiciously The Affair-like Liar (with that Ioan Gruffudd)
  • The Boy With The Topknot (featuring Marvel’s Iron Fist‘s Sacha Dhawan – yes, I will always be referring to him as that from now).

Q&As with cast and crew are scheduled for all three of those, so I’d book my tickets quickly, if I were you.

 

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Tim Roth in Tin Star
BAFTA events

What TV’s on at BAFTA in July/August 2017? Including Tin Star, Tracy Beaker and Sinemaes 2017

Every month (more or less), TMINE flags up what TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK

BAFTA’s not got its act together as much as the BFI does, so a quick warning that if you want to see Tin Star, you’ll have to get your skates on, because they’re showing it tonight (they only emailed me about it yesterday – not my fault guv’nor!).

TV Preview: Tin Star + Q&A

Thursday 27 July 2017 – 18.45
BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, London

A preview of Sky’s new drama, which follows an ex-metropolitan detective starting a new life in a secluded town in the Rocky Mountains. Followed by a Q&A with actors Tim Roth, Oliver Coopersmith, Abigail Lawrie and writer Rowan Joffe.

Sinemaes at National Eisteddfod (Anglesey)

Friday 5 August – Saturday 12 August
Bodedern, Anglesey

For a second year, BAFTA Cymru will host a programme of screening and events at its Sinemaes tipi at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, a festival celebrating Welsh culture and language.

BAFTA at 70 Open Weekend: BAFTA Kids Event – Tracy Beaker

Saturday 5 August  – 11.00
BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, London

BAFTA and CBBC will be screening an episode from The Story Of Tracy Beaker; Tracy Beaker Returns and The Dumping Ground in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the series. Followed by a Q&A and meet-and-greet with cast and crew.

Prices

BAFTA Members/Guests: Free
Public: £7.50

The Twilight Zone
Theatre

The Almeida theatre enters The Twilight Zone this December

Well colour me surprised – the Almeida Theatre in north London is putting on some adaptations of classic episodes of The Twilight Zone from this December. I wonder who’ll play Rod Serling?

Between light and shadow, science and superstition, fear and knowledge is a dimension of imagination. An area which we call the Twilight Zone.

Adapted by Anne Washburn (Mr Burns) and directed by Olivier Award-winner Richard Jones, this world premiere production of the acclaimed CBS Television Series The Twilight Zone lands on stage for the first time in its history. Or its present. Or its future.

Stage magic and fantasy unite as the ordinary becomes extraordinary.

The stories chosen are by Rod Serling, Charles Beaumont and Richard Matheson, so that should narrow things down – but only a little bit.

The production runs from 5th December 2017 to 27th January 2018, with a post-show discussion with members of the company on 11th January. Tickets cost £10-£48 and available here to the public from July 27.

Salford Sitcom Showcase
Events

The line-up for BBC Comedy and BBC North’s 2017 Salford Sitcom Showcase

BBC Comedy Commissioning and BBC North are running their Salford Sitcom Showcase again this year on Thursday 27 July. Comedian and broadcaster Ted Robbins will host the event, spotlighting new comedies in development. There will be a range of events on the programme, from a live staged reading of a new project in development starring Sian Gibson (Car Share) to a screening of Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer’s ‘new’ show, Vic & Bob’s Big Night Out, to a chat with TV’s Philomena Cunk, Diane Morgan.

This year BBC North, BBC Comedy Commissioning and BBC Writersroom are announcing the introduction of a new bursary for Northern female comedians. Aimed at writers/performers, the Caroline Aherne Bursary for Funny Northern Women will award £5,000 to the successful applicant to enable them to fund future development, alongside the guidance of an experienced BBC commissioning editor. The Bursary will be launched at the Salford Sitcom Showcase and full details on how to apply will be available on the BBC Writersroom website from 27 July.

Details of the shows audiences will be able to see on the day are after the jump.

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Patrick McGoohan as The Prisoner in Portmeirion
Events

Celebrate The Prisoner’s 50th birthday at Portmeirion

Network DVD, which releases all manner of archive DVDs, is celebrating the fact it’s the 50th birthday of The Prisoner this year with a very special event in the village itself – Portmeirion.

The Prisoner, Patrick McGoohan’s visionary television series, reaches the half century of its first UK transmission in September. In celebration, Network is returning to the place where it all began – the village, aka Portmeirion, to host a one day event for the launch of our new feature-length documentary plus a brand new Blu-ray and DVD edition

This unique day will bring together surviving cast, crew and other special guests alongside screenings of key episodes from brand new 35mm prints, Q&A’s, installations and more.

The centre piece will be the world premiere of Chris Rodley’s new feature-length documentary In My Mind, followed by a very special 35mm presentation of Arrival at 7.30pm, 50 years to the minute of its UK premiere.

The new edition of our Blu-ray and DVD set is included in the ticket price for those attending the event, ahead of the official release date. All 17 episodes feature brand new detailed text commentaries and a wealth of newly produced special features, including the documentary feature In My Mind, unseen footage and much more.

This deluxe edition also includes an updated edition of Andrew Pixley’s definitive and highly-regarded book on the series, lavishly illustrated with rare and unpublished photographs and a newly remastered 6-CD soundtrack of the specially composed music scores by Albert Elms, Wilfred Josephs and Robert Farnon, Ron Grainer’s themes and the Chappell music library pieces altogether in one set for the first time.

Tickets are available to purchase from today but places at this unique event are strictly limited, and offered on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are priced at £135, which includes admission to the premiere, all episode screenings, Q&As and events around the village throughout the day plus the new deluxe BluRay or DVD box set.

A very limited amount of overnight accommodation for 28th and/or 29th September in Portmeirion itself is available to purchase separately. Please email [email protected] with your details and PRISONER50ACCOM as the title for further details.