White House Farm
BAFTA events

What (more) TV’s on at BAFTA in January? Including White House Farm

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

Despite BAFTA’s usual BAFTAness, it’s only early December yet we’ve now got not just one but two January events. Ain’t that a nice Christmas present?

TV Preview: White House Farm

Tuesday, 7 January 2020 – 7:00pm
The May Fair Hotel, Stratton St, Mayfair, London W1J 8LT

A preview of ITV’s six-part factual drama followed by a Q+A with executive producer Willow Grylls, director Paul Whittington, producer Lee Thomas and actor Freddie Fox.

White House Farm series revolves around one fateful night in August 1985 when five members of the same family were murdered at an Essex farmhouse; Sheila Caffell, her twin six-year-old sons, Daniel and Nicholas, and her parents, Nevill and June Bamber.

Essex Police initially believed that Sheila, who had mental health problems, had murdered her own family before turning the gun on herself. But Detective Sergeant Stan Jones had doubts about the murder-suicide theory, and about Sheila’s brother Jeremy Bamber, who first called the police to the farm. Eventually it was Jeremy Bamber who was charged and convicted of the murders of his own parents, sister and nephews. Bamber is currently serving life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. He is one of the few prisoners in the UK subject to a whole-life order. Bamber still maintains his innocence.

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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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Sex Education 2
BAFTA events

What TV’s on at BAFTA in January? Including Sex Education 2

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

Hot off the presses, this one – I looked this morning and it wasn’t there, but now it is. BAFTA said nothing, of course.

Preview Screening: Sex Education 2 + Q&A

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 – 6:00pm
Chapter, Cardiff

Join us and RTS Cymru for a special preview screening of Sex Education (Series 2, Episode 1) followed by a Q&A with key creatives.

Sex Education is about Otis Milburn, a socially awkward high school student who lives with his sex therapist mother, Jean. In season 1, Otis and his friend Maeve Wiley set up a sex clinic at school to capitalise on his intuitive talent for sex advice.

In season 2, as a late bloomer Otis must master his newly discovered sexual urges in order to progress with his girlfriend Ola whilst also dealing with his now strained relationship with Maeve.

Meanwhile, Moordale Secondary is in the throes of a Chlamydia outbreak, highlighting the need for better sex education at the school and new kids come to town who will challenge the status quo.

Sex Education will return to Netflix with 8 brand new episodes in 2020.

The series is written and created by Laurie Nunn and produced by Eleven. Season 2 is directed by Ben Taylor, Alice Seabright and Sophie Goodhart. Jamie Campbell, Laurie Nunn and Ben Taylor are also Executive Producers on the series

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with key creatives (names TBC). 

To book a members’ ticket please email Ella

Public tickets will be available to purchase via Chapter. 

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His Dark Materials
RTS events

What TV’s on at the RTS in December? Including His Dark Materials

Every month, TMINE lets you know what TV the RTS will be presenting around the country

Hot on the heels of last week’s RTS event, we have another interesting one lined up for December.

Preview Screening and Q&A of His Dark Materials

Date: Thursday, 5 December, 2019
Timings: 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start
Venue: Mayfair Theatre at Mayfair Hotel, Stratton Street, London W1J 8LT

In an exclusive screening of His Dark Materials, the creative team behind this hugely ambitious BBC drama discuss the writing, design and production challenges in bringing Philip Pullman’s parallel worlds to the small screen from Wolf Studios Wales.

Speakers
  • Dan McCulloch, Executive Producer
  • Jack Thorne, Writer
  • Jane Tranter, Bad Wolf founder / Executive Producer
  • Joel Collins, Production Designer
  • Russell Dodgson, Series VFX Supervisor
Bolvangar – episode synopsis

In her search for her friend Roger Lyra discovers the horrific truth behind the activities in the North. Using all her wits she must help free those around her and avoid suffering a terrible fate herself.

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Anne Robinson in The Weakest Link
RTS events

What TV’s on at the RTS in December? Including Why We Love… Quiz Shows

Every month, TMINE lets you know what TV the RTS will be presenting around the country

Why we love quiz shows

Why We Love… Quiz Shows

Date: Monday 2 December
Timings: 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start
Venue: Cavendish Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT

This panel debate will be a light hearted discussion about the enduring British addiction to quizzes comprising of TV quiz hosts, participants, producers and commissioners.

The aim is to celebrate their popularity and look at the rich variety of quizzes we create, their importance in the schedules and the memorable moments they create. Above all it will be an entertaining and affectionate discussion throwing some light why we love quiz shows.

Panel
  • James Fox, Managing Director, Remarkable
  • Judith Keppel, The First Millionaire UK winner on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
  • Anne Robinson, TV Presenter
  • Jo Street, Head of Daytime Commissioner, Channel 4
  • Chair: Boyd Hilton, Entertainment Director, Heat magazine
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Tickets for RTS Members are complimentary but must be booked in advance. Tickets for non RTS members are £15.

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