Hang Ups
BAFTA events

What TV’s on at BAFTA in July 2018? Including Hang Ups and Judge Romesh

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

It’s been barely seconds since the previous BAFTA post on TMINE, but here comes another one, since BAFTA just revealed two more events, this time in July. If Hang Ups sounds familiar, BTW, that’s because it’s a remake of Showtime (US)’s Web Therapy.

Hang Ups

TV Preview: Hang Ups

Thursday, 5 July 2018 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London

A preview of the new Channel 4 comedy followed by a Q+A with co-writer and lead actor Stephen Mangan

Written by Robert Delamere and Stephen Mangan, Hang Ups is an unconventional comedy about an unconventional therapist trying to keep his unconventional life, and patients, from falling apart.

Mangan stars as Dr. Richard Pitt, a therapist who finds himself at a crossroads in life. After the collapse of his previous group therapy practice, Richard develops a new form of therapy – weekly quick-fire sessions with his patients through a webcam. The few patients on his list present a hilarious and outrageous catalogue of neuroses, phobias, issues, anxieties and psychopathies, but even these short sessions, where he’s confronted by everything from the sublime to the ridiculous, are not his greatest challenge… His patience and temperament are stretched to their limit by the daily interruptions of a demanding extended family, errant teenagers and his own trouble-filled past.

The all-star cast includes Richard E. Grant, Jessica Hynes, David Tennant, Arsher Ali, Charles Dance, Katherine Parkinson and Celia Imrie amongst others.

With thanks to the Channel 4

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Judge Romesh

TV Preview: Judge Romesh

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London
A TV Preview of UKTV’s new comedy reality show. Followed by a Q&A with Romesh Ranganathan, Kerry Howard, Tom Davis, Dan Baldwin.

Directed by Ollie Bartlett and hosted by Romesh Ranganathan, this new reality show will offer a brutal and hilarious judgement on people’s real life domestic disputes. Each episode will see Romesh joined in court by comedians Tom Davis and Kerry Howard – together, they’ll find answers to the arguments of the everyman.

Executive produced for Hungry Bear Media by Dan Baldwin and Andy Price.

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Totally Serialized

What TV’s on at the Institut français in June? Including a Q&A with Audrey Fleurot

Very, very occasionally, TMINE lets you know what TV-related events the Institut français du Royaume-Uni will be presenting in London

Not technically a TV event, I know, but the Institut français will be screening the movie La fête des mères (Mother’s Day) on Sunday 25th June at 8.30pm, as part of its ‘Women Shaping the World’ season. So why mention it? Well, it stars Audrey Fleurot of Engrenages (Spiral)Les témoins (Witnesses), Safe et al, and she’ll be doing a Q&A afterwards:

La fête des mères (Mother’s Day)

103 mins
in French with EN subs
FRA | 2018 | dir. Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar, with Audrey Fleurot, Nicole Garcia, Clotilde Courau, Carmen Maura

Presidents, nannies, bakers, actresses, teachers, florists, journalists, doctors… These women are progressive, benevolent, clumsy, absent, omnipresent, overworked, guilt-laden… Their children both long and fear to spread their wings and leave the nest. When daughters become mothers, they realise it’s all fun and games! This ensemble film gathers on screen a first class cast including Audrey Fleurot and Carmen Maura.

Tickets are available here, standard price £12.

And if you miss her at that, she’s doing bilingual Molière in Tartuffe at the Theatre Royal Haymarket until 28 July.

John Simm in ITV's Strangers
BFI events

What TV’s on at the BFI in July? Including a Harold Pinter season, Brownlow on Hollywood and a Strangers preview

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

It’s Harold Pinter season in July, with wall-to-wall Pinter plays, including some which he acted in or directed as well. However, there’s also an episode of Brownlow on Hollywood from 1980, looking at silent movies, as well as a preview of ITV’s forthcoming thriller Strangers (formerly known as White Dragon), starring John Simm and Emilia Fox, who will also be attending a Q&A afterwards.

Details after the whole of Brownlow on Hollywood, if you’re intrigued by the history of US movie-making and have 13 hours to spare…

…or if you prefer it, Pinter’s The Birthday Party, in which he also appears, which is this week’s Weekly Play.

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This Country
BAFTA events

What TV’s on at BAFTA in June 2018? Including Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing, The Staircase and This Country

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

It’s been a while since the previous BAFTA post on TMINE, principally because BAFTA hasn’t been doing anything TV-related. However, there’s four – count ’em – new events lined up air between now and the first week of July, so let’s look at them.

Gone Fishing

TV Preview: Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

Thursday, 7 June 2018 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly

A preview of the new BBC Two series followed by a Q&A Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse, in conversation with Charlie Higson.

Lifelong friends Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer have more in common than just their love of comedy – they have both recently suffered from heart disease and directly faced their own mortality.

We observe them as they re-connect with each other and share their personal and often hilarious experiences of life while testing the parameters of true friendship… on a soggy riverbank.

Experienced angler Paul takes Bob to some of the most tranquil and naturally beautiful places in the UK to try to teach him the peaceful art of fishing, while Bob reveals his new found culinary skills by cooking health conscious meals for Paul.

In this funny and poignant six part series they candidly discuss everything from showbusiness to solitude to relationships and romance, while trying to catch some of the most significant species of fish in the country.

This is as much an insight into the hearts and minds of two of the UK’s best loved comics as it is about capturing the extreme exhilaration and occasional monotony of one of the most popular past times in the UK.

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Staircase

TV Preview: The Staircase

Thursday, 14 June 2018 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London

A preview of a new episode of the compelling story of Michael Peterson, a crime novelist accused of killing wife Kathleen after she is found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their home, and the 16 year judicial battle that followed. Followed by a Q+A with creator and director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade.

On December 9, 2001, in Durham, North Carolina, a 911 call summoned police to Kathleen Peterson’s house, where they discovered her lifeless body at the foot of a staircase. Her husband, Michael, a local public figure and successful novelist, quickly becomes the prime suspect. In October 2003, as his distraught children look on, Michael Peterson is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his wife. Twelve years after his five-month trial ends with a life sentence, four years after a startling twist wins him release under house arrest, Michael Peterson now faces his final trial.

Netflix will air three brand new episodes alongside the original 2004 series. We will be screening a recap episode (run time 25 minutes) followed by episode 12 (run time 45 minutes).

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This Country

Craft of Comedy Festival: This Country screening

Saturday, 16 June 2018 – 10:25am
Venue Cymru, Llandudno

A screening of the hit BBC Three comedy exploring the lives of young people in modern rural Britain, focusing on cousins Kerry and Kurtan and their lives in the Cotswolds.

This Country was recently awarded the Breakthrough Talent award at this year’s BAFTA Craft Awards and is nominated in multiple categories at the BAFTA Television Awards taking place in May.

There is an allocation of free tickets to this screening exclusively for BAFTA Cymru members. Please email Vicki to reserve your place.

More information about the full festival line-up can be found at www.craftofcomedy.com

Full festival passes are available at a discounted rate for BAFTA Cymru members. Please contact [email protected] with your BAFTA membership number.

BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Showcase: TV Comedy

Monday, 2 July 2018 – 7:00pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly

A showcase of three TV comedy script extracts by emerging UK writing talent, selected by an industry jury.

Featuring industry guests producer Lindsay Hughes (Hunderby, Gavin and Stacey) and writer Robert Popper (Friday Night Dinner, Look Around You) who will critique three winning scripts performed by professional actors in front of a live audience as well as sharing insights into their own working processes.

The format selects three 10-minute script extracts from applications sent in by emerging writing talent from all over the country and the pieces have been chosen by industry experts.

For more information on Rocliffe, click here

View the industry Jury here

Westworld
BFI events

What TV’s on at the BFI in June 2018? Including Westworld, Shoulder to Shoulder, Small Island, On Call To A Nation and Women’s Monologues

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

No huge TV seasons for the BFI in June, but there are a few choice pickings if you look through the programme. The biggest of these is the world premiere of the second season finale of Westworld, complete with Q&A with showrunners/creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan. Get booking quickly on that one, I would. On top of that, there’s a preview of BBC Four’s forthcoming Women’s Monologues, a complete showing of the little-repeated history of the Suffragette movement, Shoulder to Shoulder, a free showing of Windrush-generation drama Small Island, and an early documentary about the NHS, On Call to a Nation. All that after the jump.

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