BFI events

What TV’s on at the BFI in April 2020? Including Quiz

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

April is super busy TV-wise for the BFI, thanks to this year’s BFI & Radio Times TV Festival 2020. I’ve already covered the highlights of that elsewhere, which are copious, so you’d think that would be it for April.

Not quite. Because there’s one extra TV event – a preview of ITV’s forthcoming Quiz, based on the play of the same name.

All the info after the jump.

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The BFI & Radio Times TV festival is back for 2020 and here are some of the highlights

It’s been every two years since 2015 until now, but this year, it seems to have gone annual since the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival is taking place on the Southbank in London between 17 and 19 April. And here are the highlights, according to the press release:

This year’s Festival will see Russell T Davies, Mary Berry and Gillian Anderson inducted into the Radio Times Hall of Fame, alongside events with comedy legend Ricky Gervais, breakout star of Derry Girls Nicola Coughlan, Sir Lenny Henry in conversation with Alan Yentob, star magician Dynamo, comedian Mo Gilligan, and the team behind The Mash Report including Nish Kumar.

There’s also events celebrating some of the UK’s most popular programmes, including: Last Tango in Halifax, Strictly Come Dancing, Hollyoaks (marking its 25th anniversary), Giri/Haji, Dracula, Grantchester, Killing Eve, Who Do You Think You Are? and World on Fire.

Exclusive previews of some of 2020’s most anticipated new dramas, including: series two of the critically acclaimed comedy-drama After Life created and starring Ricky Gervais who will attend the Festival; the team behind The Inbetweeners turn their hilarious gaze on the world of football in The First Team about the misadventures of three young football players; BBC Two’s adaption of Eleanor Catton’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel The Luminaries with stars Eve Hewson and Himesh Patel; new Sky Atlantic crime drama Gangs of London, from writer Gareth Evans (The Raid) and starring Peaky Blinders’ Joe Cole; a sneak peek at the finale of Julian Fellowes’ prestigious new ITV drama Belgravia; and the new adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s hugely popular Alex Rider series.

The Festival also offers first looks at the much anticipate series three of Killing Eve; the international crime drama The Serpent starring Jenna Coleman; BBC One’s forthcoming adaption of David Nicholls’ bestselling novel Us, starring Tom Hollander, who will appear on stage alongside Nicholls.

The Festival will also reunite Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie for The Goodies at 50! with material from the BFI National Archiveas well as a session featuring a bespoke compilation of dazzling footage of the one and only Prince, also drawn from the BFI National Archive. The Festival will remember the legacy of Dave Allen, the doyen of 70s comedy, with a compilation event featuring clips from all the varied parts of his small-screen career.

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BAFTA events

What TV’s on at BAFTA in March? Including In My Skin

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

Yet another March event from BAFTA, this time in Cardiff.

Preview: In My Skin + Q&A

Friday, 20 March 2020 – 7:00pm

Odeon, Cardiff

Join us for a special preview of this brand new series, following its British Academy Cymru Awards for Drama and Actress in 2019.

The screening will be followed by a special Q&A with actors Gabrielle Creevy and Jo Hartley, writer Kayleigh Llewelyn and director Lucy Forbes.

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BAFTA events

What TV’s on at BAFTA in March? Including Normal People and The Nest

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

BAFTA events are coming thick and fast for March now, with not just one but two to add to the previously announced preview of Adult Material. For a bit of variety, one’s in London and the other’s in Glasgow.

Preview: Normal People

Monday, 16 March 2020 – 7:00pm

The May Fair Hotel, Stratton St, Mayfair, London W1J 8LT

A preview of the new BBC drama followed by a Q&A with key cast and crew.

Adapted by Sally Rooney alongside writers Alice Birch and Mark O’Rowe, from Rooney’s novel of the same name, Normal People tracks the tender but complicated relationship of Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal), from the end of their school days in small-town west of Ireland to their undergraduate years at Trinity College.

At school, Connell is well liked and popular, while Marianne is lonely, proud and intimidating. When Connell comes to pick up his mother from her cleaning job at Marianne’s house, a strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers – one they are determined to conceal. A year later, they’re both studying in Dublin and Marianne has found her feet in a new social world, leaving Connell hanging at the side lines, shy and uncertain.

Seating will be unallocated. If you have any access requirements, please contact [email protected] as far in advance as possible. 

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TV Preview: The Nest + Q&A

Thursday, 19 March 2020 – 6:30pm 

Everyman Cinema, Glasgow

Join us for an exclusive preview of the first episode of forthcoming BBC drama The Nest.

A wealthy couple and a teenage girl make a pact that will change all of their lives forever, in a new five-part drama from BAFTA award winning writer Nicole Taylor.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with cast and crew.  

Networking drinks will take place in the Everyman bar afterwards.

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BAFTA events

What TV’s on at BAFTA in March? Including Adult Material

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

We’re heading into March now with BAFTA events, of which we now have the first.

Preview: Adult Material

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 – 7:00pm

The May Fair Hotel, Stratton St, Mayfair, London W1J 8LT

A preview of Channel 4’s four-part drama followed by a Q&A with writer Lucy Kirkwood and actor Hayley Squires.

Written by Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica) and directed by Dawn Shadforth (Trust). The series follows Jolene Dollar (Hayley Squires), a regular mother of three, who is the proud breadwinner of the family. However, Jolene does not have the most conventional of careers: she is one of the top porn performers in the UK.

Adult Material ventures into Jolene’s world – to a place that influences all of our lives, whether we know it or not. Interrogating what’s real, what’s fake, what’s up for sale and the impact that these things have on the individuals involved.

The cast includes Siena Kelly (Vanity Fair), Kerry Godliman (After Life), Joe Dempsie (Game of Thrones), Julian Ovenden (Downton Abbey), Phil Daniels (A Very Very Very Dark Matter) and Rupert Everett (The Happy Prince).

Members tickets available: Wednesday 12 February, 9.30am
Public tickets available: Friday 21 February 12.30pm

Seating will be unallocated. If you have any access requirements, please contact [email protected] as far in advance as possible. 

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