RTS events

What TV’s on at the RTS in October? Including Traces and Britannia – season two

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

RTS is taking a leaf out of BAFTA’s book in terms of sneaking out events without telling anyone. Notably, tomorrow, at 6.30pm at 30 Euston Square, London NW1 2FB, it’s organising an exclusive screening of UKTV’s new crime drama, Traces. Not much notice, hey?

Anyway, said screening will be followed by a Q&A with cast and crew, as well as “lots of food, drink and forensic science!”

Why forensic science? Well, it’s based on an original idea by best-selling crime writer Val McDermid and explores the world of the Scottish Institute of Forensic Science and Anatomy.

Who are the cast and crew? Well, it’s written by Amelia Bullmore and directed by Rebecca Gatward and Mary Nighy. It stars Molly Windsor, Laura Fraser, Jennifer Spence, and Martin Compston, as well as Laurie Brett, Vincent Regan, Michael Nardone and John Gordon Sinclair.

How many of them will be showing up? Well… dunno.

Good luck finding any of details of that on the RTS web site, but you can book tickets here.

Fortunately, there are more details about the other new showing this month (here are the other ones).

Britannia - season 2

Exclusive screening of Britannia Season 2

Date: Tuesday 29 October
Timings: 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start
Venue: Curzon Soho, 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY

On behalf of the RTS, Vertigo Films and Neal Street Productions, we would like to invite you to an exclusive screening of Britannia Season 2 on Wednesday 29 October, ahead of its broadcast on Thursday 7 November on Sky Atlantic.

Following the screening of the first episode, there will be a Q&A with key cast and creatives behind the series, including Jez Butterworth, Tom Butterworth, David Morrissey, James Richardson, and key cast members.

Tickets for RTS Members are complimentary but must be booked in advance. Tickets for non RTS members are £10.

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Ant & Dec
BAFTA events

What TV’s on at BAFTA in October? Including Ant & Dec’s DNA Journey

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

It’s another sneaky week for BAFTA, with another October event stealthily added to its line-up to minimal fanfare. But they ain’t getting it past me.

Preview Screening: Ant & Dec’s DNA Journey

Thursday, 17 October 2019 – 7:00pm
The May Fair Hotel, Stratton St, Mayfair, London W1J 8LT

A preview of the first episode of the new two-part ITV series followed by a Q&A with Ant & Dec.

Ant & Dec’s DNA Journey will see two of the UK’s best-loved stars and BAFTA Award winning practitioners navigate a tougher terrain than the Australian jungle. Guided by expert genealogists and historians, the pair will follow their maternal and paternal bloodlines, using their DNA to search their ancestral history.   

As their travels take them to Ireland and the US, the pair will not only delve into their past but will also meet relatives they had no clue even existed, unveiling some truly shocking revelations that only their DNA could unlock. Viewers will be treated to a rare and personal glimpse into this truly remarkable friendship with their warmth and infectious humour that has captured the nation over the years.

Ant & Dec’s DNA Journey is a Voltage TV and Mitre Television co-production for ITV.  It was commissioned by Siobhan Greene when she was ITV’s Head of Entertainment Commissioning and Louise Major Assistant Commissioner, Entertainment, ITV.  The Executive Producers are Kathleen Larkin and Sanjay Singhal and the Director is Iain Thompson, Voltage TV.  

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His Dark Materials
BAFTA events

What TV’s on at BAFTA in October? Including His Dark Materials and War of the Worlds

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

October’s here already and typically, BAFTA has scheduled two stonking events without telling anyone – so I’ll do it instead. They’re both in Wales, mind, but if you fancy an exclusive preview of two big shows, that’s the place to be.

Preview Screening: His Dark Materials + Q&A

Thursday, 17 October 2019 – 7:00pm
Odeon, Cardiff

BAFTA Cymru, BBC Wales, Bad Wolf and Wales Screen invite you to take your first steps into Lyra’s world at the world premiere of His Dark Materials.

This BBC TV adaptation is based on Philip Pullman’s global best-selling fantasy trilogy, which has been published in over 40 languages and sold 18 million copies worldwide.
Starring James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, Dafne Keen and Lin-Manuel Miranda, this complex and richly imaginative eight-part series is produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema for BBC One and HBO; written by Jack Thorne and directed by Tom Hooper, Dawn Shadforth, Otto Bathurst, Euros Lyn and Jamie Childs.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with cast members Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Saving Mr Banks), Dafne Keen (Logan), Jane Tranter (Executive Producer) and Joel Collins (Production Designer). 

To book a complimentary members’ ticket please email Hannah.

Fox's War of the Worlds
Elizabeth McGovern and Gabriel Byrne in Fox’s War of the Worlds

Preview Screening: War of the Worlds + Q&A

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 – 7:00pm
Chapter, Cardiff

A chance to see a new adaptation of popular sci-fi series War of the Worlds, starring Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects), before it is broadcast on Fox.

When astronomers detect a transmission from another galaxy, it is definitive proof of intelligent extra-terrestrial life. The world’s population waits for further contact with bated breath. They do not have to wait long. Within days, mankind is all but wiped out by a devastating attack; pockets of humanity are left in an eerily deserted world.

As aliens hunt and kill those left alive, the survivors ask a burning question – who are these attackers and why are they hell-bent on our destruction? Emotional, cinematic and rooted in character, it is a unique marriage of human drama and the best science fiction.

This is a story of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances – but they are more than just victims in a brutal war. For, as we will come to realise, the aliens’ savage attack on earth is not arbitrary: its seeds are being sown before our very eyes.

Set in present-day Europe, War of the Worlds is a multi-faceted series, written and created by the BAFTA award winner Howard Overman (Misfits, Crazyhead, Merlin) based on the timeless story by HG Wells.  It is being Executive Produced by Johnny Capps, Julian Murphy, and Howard Overman through their company, Urban Myth Films.

War of the Worlds was filmed on location in Cardiff.

The event will begin with networking drinks supported by Wales Screen.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with key creatives (details to follow).

To book a members’ ticket please email Ella.

Public tickets can be purchased via the Chapter box office (not yet available).

Game of Thrones
BFI events

What TV’s on at the BFI in October/November 2019

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

We’re at that slightly odd time of the year when the BFI decides to have a major film festival or something, so there’s not enough happening for a regular programme for two months.

Yes, it’s October/November 2019, folks.

That means there’s pretty slim pickings TV-wise for the next month or two, but what there is is pretty good:

  • A preview of the forthcoming His Dark Materials at the BFI IMAX, with intro by Dafne Keen and Ruth Wilson
  • A preview of the forthcoming War of the Worlds (with unnamed special guests)
  • A complete screening of Rock Follies, complete with Q&A with Rula Lenska, Charlotte Cornwell, Howard Schuman and Andy Mackay
  • A free celebration of Game of Thrones (with unnamed special guests)
  • A showing of a restored and extended version of Doctor Who story The Curse of Fenric, with Q&A with Sophie Aldred and Andrew Cartmell
  • A talk on the rebirth of the TV musical, including a screening of Our Gay Wedding: The Musical

That’s not bad, is it?

Full details after the jump.

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Peaky Blinders
BAFTA events

What TV’s on at BAFTA in September? Including Peaky Blinders’ series finale

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

BAFTA like to sneak an exciting event in when people are looking. And this here series finale screening of Peaky Blinders is no exception. I mean, who could want to go and see this, hey?

Screening: Peaky Blinders Season Finale + Q&A

Sunday, 22 September 2019 – 7:30pm
Chapter, Cardiff

Join us for the finale of season five of Steven Knight’s BAFTA award-winning saga, Peaky Blinders, shortly before its transmission on BBC One, the same evening.

1929. The whole world has been thrown into turmoil by the Wall Street Crash. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere.

Tommy Shelby MP (Cillian Murphy) is approached by a charismatic politician (Sam Claflin, The Hunger Games) with a bold vision for Britain. He soon realises that his response will affect not just his own family’s future but that of the entire nation.

Featuring a spectacular cast that includes Helen McCrory (Skyfall), Paul Anderson (The Revenant), Sophie Rundle (Gentleman Jack), Anya Taylor-Joy (Glass), Brian Gleeson (Logan Lucky) and Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones).

In the hotly anticipated final episode, family tensions surface after an unexpected announcement. And Tommy puts his plan for Oswald Mosley into action, but has he underestimated his opponent?

This special advance showing will be followed by a discussion and audience Q&A with key creatives including Anthony Byrne (Director – His Dark Materials, Ripper Street), Chris Ballantyne (Producer – Broadchurch, Silent Witness), Nicole Northridge (Production Designer – Humans, Jamestown) and Special Effects specialists, Danny Hargreaves (Sherlock, Star Wars, FreeFire, Tolkien) and Arran Glasser (Luther, Doctor Who) from Cardiff-based Real SFX.

The event will begin with networking drinks supported by Wales Screen.
Screening will commence at 20.30
Last entry at 20.20

Peaky Blinders-themed attire encouraged but not obligatory.

Due to this screening being held shortly ahead of the BBC transmission, there will be A STRICT NO MOBILE PHONE policy during the screening and subsequent Q&A.

To book a members’ ticket please email Ella.

Public tickets are free and available to book through Chapter box office.