The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
BFI events

What TV’s on at the BFI in May 2018? Including a Spike Milligan day, The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Clangers, Poldark and Joan Bakewell

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

It’s slightly slim pickings in May for TV at the BFI, but I’ve combed through the programme and found a few delights. There’s a whole day dedicated to Spike Milligan, with three different sessions featuring both his films (short and long) and TV shows. The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has been up-rezzed for Blu-Ray and the first three enhanced episodes will be getting an airing, together with a Q&A with various people ‘associated with the show’. There’s also a couple of previews of the new series of Clangers and Poldark (yes, Aidan Turner will be there), and Joan Bakewell will also be talking about the May 1968 uprising in France. As you do.

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Sofia Helin in season 4 of Bron/Broen (The Bridge)
BFI events

What TV’s on at the BFI in April 2018? Including Bron/Broen (The Bridge) and Rod the Mod

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My God, it’s full of films. Yep, the BFI’s April schedule is basically a stream of films. Fortunately, fellow TV lovers, there are two TV events. The first is the rescheduled ‘Missing Believed Wiped’ special from January, which will feature a documentary about Rod Stewart made before he was famous. Guess what – Rod Stewart’ll be there to watch it with you.

The second is a preview of the first episode of the fourth (and final) season of no less a show than Bron/Broen (The Bridge), which is making the move from BBC Four to BBC Two later this year. Guess what – Sofia Helin’ll be there to watch it with you.

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Deep State
BAFTA events

What TV’s on at BAFTA in March 2018? Including Ordeal By Innocence, Deep State and Sir David Attenborough

Every couple of weeks, TMINE flags up what new TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK

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Ordeal by Innocence

TV Preview: Ordeal By Innocence + Q&A with Sandra Goldbacher, Sarah Phelps, Morven Christie, Gaynor Holmes and James Prichard

Thursday, 22 March 2018 – 6:30pm
Cineworld Renfrew Street, Glasgow

Wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll is murdered at her family estate Sunny Point. Her adopted son Jack Argyll, a young delinquent, is arrested for her murder. He vehemently protests his innocence. Eighteen months later, Dr Arthur Calgary, a scientist, walks onto the velvety lawns of Sunny Point claiming to have just returned from an expedition to the Arctic. Even more extraordinary is his claim to hold the alibi that can prove Jack’s innocence.

But Jack died in prison before the case could come to trial, and the Argyll family is reluctant to dig up the secrets of the past. Rachel’s widower Leo is about to remarry his secretary Gwenda and none of Rachel’s other adopted children Mary, Mickey, Tina or Hester, nor longstanding housekeeper Kirsten, is willing to reopen that most horrendous chapter of their lives.

However, the shattering implications of Calgary’s story are too big to avoid; if he is telling the truth then the wrong person was arrested for Rachel’s murder. And if Jack was not the killer, then it must have been somebody else at Sunny Point.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Sandra Goldbacher, writer Sarah Phelps, actor Morven Christie, BBC Scotland Commissioner Gaynor Holmes and James Prichard, Chairman & CEO Agatha Christie Ltd. Networking drinks will follow the Q&A.

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Deep State
Mark Strong in Deep State

TV Preview: Deep State + Q&A

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly

A preview of Fox’s new original espionage drama followed by a Q&A with creator and showrunner Matthew Parkhill, actor Joe Dempsie, Executive Producer Hilary Bevan Jones and VP for Scripted Fox Networks Group Sara Johnson.

Deep State follows Max Easton (Mark Strong), an ex-spy whose past comes back to haunt him when he’s convinced by the head of a covert MI6/CIA team to return to the field and avenge the death of his son Harry (Joe Dempsie). Max finds himself at the heart of a dangerous game, as powerful corporations demonstrate the great lengths they are willing to go to in order to bury their secrets.

Co-created, directed and written by Matthew Parkhill (Rogue) this is Fox Network Group’s first regionally scripted commission and is produced by Endor Productions. We will be screening the first 2 episodes in the series, with a total run time of 90 minutes.

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David Attenborough

Natural History with Sir David Attenborough

Thursday, 29 March 2018 – 7:00pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly

Multi-BAFTA winning Sir David Attenborough discusses his long and illustrious career filming and broadcasting the wonders of the natural world over the last six decades.

In conversation with presenter Sandi Toksvig, Sir David will highlight some of his most memorable and significant career moments, the impact of new technologies on wildlife programming and the craft behind some of the most-loved, entertaining, and socially impactful natural history shows ever made.

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The Crown
BAFTA events

What (more) TV’s on at BAFTA in February/March 2018? Including The Crown and Kay Mellor masterclasses

Every couple of weeks, TMINE flags up what new TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK

A couple of new TV events have been announced by BAFTA this week, one in February, one in March, both ‘Masterclasses’.

The Crown

Masterclass: The Crown

Monday, 26 February 2018 – 7:00pm
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

The team behind the BAFTA-winning Netflix series will discuss bringing the historical drama to our screens.

The Crown chronicles the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and the major historical events that defined the second half of the 20th Century.

Join creator Peter Morgan, Executive Producer Suzanne Mackie, Director Ben Caron and actress Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret) as they reflect and discuss the story behind first two seasons.

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Kay Mellor

Masterclass: Kay Mellor on Screenwriting

Monday, 19 March 2018 – 7:00pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly

The BAFTA-winning writer will share her inspirations and insights into her craft.

Kay’s credits include Band of Gold, Fat Friends and the recent dramas Love, Lies & Records and Girlfriends.

Kay will be in conversation with Kate Rowland.

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The City and The City
BFI events

What TV’s on at the BFI in March 2018? Including The City and the City and High & Dry

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

Slightly slimmer pickings than in February, but there’s still a decent selection of showings at the BFI in March. There’s a slightly feminist theme to events, with a Women in TV season kicking off with Nicola Shindler, as well as an exploration of TV girlfriends. Ingmar Bergman’s TV work gets a look in, too, and there’s a showing of Mark of Cain.

On top of that, there are two TV previews: E4’s new castaway sitcom High & Dry and BBC Two’s adaptation of China Miéville The City and the City.

Details after the jump and The Mark of Cain.

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