What TV’s on at BAFTA in November? Including On the Edge

Every so often week or so, TMINE flags up what new TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK

I’m going to try to keep on the ball a bit more with BAFTA events, so actually go to its website every week or so to find out what they’re showing that they haven’t told me about. This week, we have one new TV entry, airing in November.

4Stories – On the Edge and Q&A

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 – 6:00pm
Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Created out of Channel 4’s major talent initiative 4stories, On the Edge is a bold and uncompromising three-part anthology looking at life in Britain today. These distinct but thematically linked films shine a light on key perspectives in criminal justice – the story of a victim, a witness, and a repeat offender – and serve up a raw slice of real life in contemporary Britain. Join executive producers Ben Bickerton and Phil Trethowan for more information on this year’s search for the next breakthrough filmmakers.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Ben Bickerton, Phil Trethowan and writers Janice Okoh and Georgia Christou.

THE FILMS
That Girl – written by Rose Lewenstein, Directed by Dionne Edwards

Free-spirited Ashley (Chanel Cresswell) refuses to grow up, enabled by sensible flatmate Becca (Alexandra Roach). But when she is forced to confront a reality she tried to bury in her past, their faithful bond is tested. Will Ashley take the law into her own hands?

A Mother’s Love – written by Janice Okoh, Directed by Anwar Boulifa.

The lives of single mum Josephine (Nadine Marshall) and her 11 year old son Ishmael (Keajohon Jennings Dillon) are shattered when he witnesses a gangland crime on their estate and is asked to testify against the killer.

Through the Gates – written by Georgia Christou, Directed by Stella Coraddi

Aimee (Ria Zmitrowicz) has spent most of her youth in and out of prison. Tessa (Wunmi Mosaku) is her disillusioned parole officer, living her own life of organised chaos. Both are trapped in viscous cycles. Can they help each other find a way out?

All tickets for this event are FREE

Members can reserve their place by emailing Vicki.

Non-members can reserve a ticket via Chapter box office.

Eerie Indiana
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Pilot Light TV is holding an Eerie Indiana retrospective on Sunday

I’m still not 100% sure exactly how the Pilot Light TV festival works. Apparently, it’s on season 4 now, but although that’s scheduled for next year, we’ve already got some events linked up for the very near future. Postponed from August but now to be held on Sunday 14 October at 5:30pm at Gorilla in Manchester is a retrospective of Eerie Indiana featuring a Skype call with cast member Justin Shenkarow.

Created by Oscar nominated writer Jose Rivera & Mark Shaefer and directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins); Eerie Indiana follows Marshall Teller, a teenager from New Jersey who has just moved to the town of the same name as he investigates the weirdness lurking under the facade of a totally normal suburban town. Regularly billed as the ‘Twin Peaks of Family TV’, Eerie Indiana was filled with Twilight Zone-esque mysteries that it’s protagonists investigate week by week, essentially being a version of the X-Files, before Mulder & Scully were even thought of, according to Den of Geek.

Join us at Gorilla for a very special selection of episodes from the first series, plus two exclusive live Skype Q&As with the show’s Oscar nominated creator Jose Rivera, and actor Justin Shenkarow.

You can book tickets for the princely sum of £13.20. Enjoy!

The Young Ones
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What TV’s on at the BFI in October/November? Including Doctor Who – Earthshock, Vic and Bob’s Big Night Out, and Watership Down

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

A really bumper season of TV is coming up at the BFI – enough for two months, one might think, but despite being billed as October/November, almost all of it’s happening in November.

As well as a comedy season that’ll see the likes of Jennifer Saunders, Tracey Ullman, Lenny Henry and Jo Brand in conversation, there are airings of Nighty Night, I Love Lucy, reunions of The Real McCoy‘s cast, and a The Young Ones Q&A. On top of that, there’ll be previews of series 5 of People Just Do Nothing, BBC4’s forthcoming The Secrets of British Animation and Vic and Bob’s Big Night Out, and BBC1/Netflix’s new version of Watership Down.

There’ll also be a US TV documentary about Jane Fonda and a special event to celebrate the HD release of Doctor Who classic Earthshock, complete with Q&A with writer Eric Saward and Adric himself, Matthew Waterhouse.

Details after the jump. Excellent!

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What TV’s on at BAFTA in October 2018? Including This Morning, Women on the Verge, This Country, Making a Murderer Part 2 and  Murder in Successville

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

I probably haven’t been keeping an eye on the BAFTA schedules as much as I should have done, so a whole bunch of October events appear to have snuck up on me without notice. So get your skates on in case you fancy booking tickets to see a tribute to This Morning with Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield, Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan all in one place (for the first time?), previews of Women on the Verge, This Country and Making a Murderer Part 2, a masterclass on Live TV, and a breakfast discussion of sourcing archive TV. And just for luck, I’ve thrown in a November event in Belfast – a masterclass on Murder in Successville.

All that after the jump.

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The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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What TV’s on at the BFI in September/October? Including The Bisexual, Butterfly and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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

We’re now up to the traditional weird BFI-only month of September/October. This is usually a time when there’s not much on, usually due to one film season or another. However, there’s actually a bumper range of programming. The main highlight is a season of archive shows and plays written by women, including the likes of Fay Weldon, but there are previews as well of the forthcoming The Bisexual and Butterfly, a reshowing of Fable, and May’s postponed event timed to coincide with the launch of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Blu-Ray has finally got itself a new date.

All that after the jump.

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