Last Tango in Halifax
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What TV’s on at BAFTA in February? Including Last Tango in Halifax

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

Unlike the RTS, BAFTA is moving forwards into February. First up is a preview and Q&A.

TV Preview: Last Tango in Halifax

Monday, 3 February 2020 – 7:00pm The May Fair Hotel, Stratton St, Mayfair, London W1J 8LT

A preview of the next instalment of the BAFTA-winning BBC One Drama followed by a Q&A with writer Sally Wainwright, actor Anne Reid, actor Nicola Walker and further cast TBA

Alan (Derek Jacobi) and Celia (Anne Reid) are now seven years into their marriage but, having moved into a desirable bungalow with stunning views across the Calder Valley, they aren’t quite seeing eye to eye. It isn’t just their differing politics that’s a source of tension; Alan’s new supermarket job brings an unexpected challenge in the form of a wild local lad, and at Far Slack Farm, Gillian (Nicola Walker) faces trouble with a giraffe.

Meanwhile John (Tony Gardner) is back on the scene, and Caroline (Sarah Lancashire) finds herself entangled in an emotional debacle with someone at work. Into all of this jets Alan’s brother Ted (Timothy West) on holiday from New Zealand. But it turns out he’s only bought a one-way ticket… and he hasn’t come alone.

Last Tango In Halifax (4×60’) is a Lookout Point (Gentleman Jack, Les Misérables, War And Peace) production for the BBC. The series is written by Sally Wainwright (Gentleman Jack, Happy Valley), directed by Gareth Bryn (Hidden, Hinterland) and produced by Ken Horn (Line of Duty, The Moorside). Executive producers are Faith Penhale and Laura Lankester for Lookout Point, Ben Irving for the BBC, and Sally Wainwright.

Public tickets will be on sale from Friday 24 January, 12.30.

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Chris Packham
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What (more) TV’s on at BAFTA in January? Including Chris Packham

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

Another BAFTA event for January to add to the White House Farm and Sex Education 2 screenings. This time, though, it’s a lecture.

Television Lecture: Chris Packham CBE

Tuesday, 21 January 2020
7:15pm The Barbican Centre, Frobisher Auditorium 1, Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS

In January, the BAFTA Television Lecture will be delivered by award-winning broadcaster, wildlife and natural world conservationist, photographer and writer Chris Packham CBE.

Award-winning wildlife and natural world broadcaster, conservationist, photographer and writer Chris Packham CBE will deliver the prestigious BAFTA Television Lecture where he will share his personal view on creative excellence in television and his vision for the future.

Chris Packham’s career as a wildlife expert and natural world broadcaster has spanned more than 30 year. As a broadcaster, Packham has presented many popular natural history programmes, beginning his onscreen career in 1986 when he was a presenter on the multi BAFTA-winning series The Really Wild Show

More recently, Packham fronted popular BBC factual series Springwatch (2009-2018), which was awarded the BAFTA Special Award in 2011. He also embarked on a groundbreaking expedition to the Arctic for BBC Two’s Operation Iceberg (2012), which won the BAFTA for Factual Series at the 2013 British Academy Television Awards.  

Packham’s other TV credits include Autumnwatch (2008-2019), The Burrowers (2013), Inside the Animal Mind (2014), The Wonder of Animals (2014), Weird Wonders of the World (2015-16) and Blue Planet Live (2019).

Chris Packham was also awarded the Wildscreen Panda Award for Outstanding Achievement in 2016 in recognition of his significant contribution to wildlife filmmaking, conservation and the public’s  understanding of the environment.

More recently, Packham explained what it was like to live with Aspergers in the BBC documentary Chris Packham: Aspergers and Me, which won two BAFTAs in 2018 and which was also nominated for Single Documentary at BAFTA’s Television Awards in the same year.

Packham was appointed a CBE in the 2019 New Year Honours for services to nature conservation.

We will be running a guest list, which will open 30 minutes ahead of the event. We will not be checking people in ahead of this time and there will be no waiting area available by the auditorium. Early arrivals can enjoy the Barbican’s public spaces. 

The event will be unallocated seating. If you have any access needs or requirements, please email us at [email protected]

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Sex Education 2
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What (more) TV’s on at BAFTA in January? Including Sex Education 2

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

BAFTA is going big on Sex Education this January, it seems, since as well as the Welsh event, there’s now going to be one in London, too.

Preview Screening: Sex Education 2 + Q&A

Friday, 10 January 2020 – 7:30pm
The May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, London, W1J 8LT

A preview of season 2 of the Netflix comedy-drama series, followed by a Q&A with key cast and crew.

Sex Education is about Otis Milburn, a socially awkward high school student who lives with his sex therapist mother, Jean. In season 1, Otis and his friend Maeve Wiley set up a sex clinic at school to capitalise on his intuitive talent for sex advice.

In season 2, as a late bloomer Otis must master his newly discovered sexual urges in order to progress with his girlfriend Ola whilst also dealing with his now strained relationship with Maeve.

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White House Farm
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What (more) TV’s on at BAFTA in January? Including White House Farm

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

Despite BAFTA’s usual BAFTAness, it’s only early December yet we’ve now got not just one but two January events. Ain’t that a nice Christmas present?

TV Preview: White House Farm

Tuesday, 7 January 2020 – 7:00pm
The May Fair Hotel, Stratton St, Mayfair, London W1J 8LT

A preview of ITV’s six-part factual drama followed by a Q+A with executive producer Willow Grylls, director Paul Whittington, producer Lee Thomas and actor Freddie Fox.

White House Farm series revolves around one fateful night in August 1985 when five members of the same family were murdered at an Essex farmhouse; Sheila Caffell, her twin six-year-old sons, Daniel and Nicholas, and her parents, Nevill and June Bamber.

Essex Police initially believed that Sheila, who had mental health problems, had murdered her own family before turning the gun on herself. But Detective Sergeant Stan Jones had doubts about the murder-suicide theory, and about Sheila’s brother Jeremy Bamber, who first called the police to the farm. Eventually it was Jeremy Bamber who was charged and convicted of the murders of his own parents, sister and nephews. Bamber is currently serving life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. He is one of the few prisoners in the UK subject to a whole-life order. Bamber still maintains his innocence.

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Sex Education 2
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What TV’s on at BAFTA in January? Including Sex Education 2

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

Hot off the presses, this one – I looked this morning and it wasn’t there, but now it is. BAFTA said nothing, of course.

Preview Screening: Sex Education 2 + Q&A

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 – 6:00pm
Chapter, Cardiff

Join us and RTS Cymru for a special preview screening of Sex Education (Series 2, Episode 1) followed by a Q&A with key creatives.

Sex Education is about Otis Milburn, a socially awkward high school student who lives with his sex therapist mother, Jean. In season 1, Otis and his friend Maeve Wiley set up a sex clinic at school to capitalise on his intuitive talent for sex advice.

In season 2, as a late bloomer Otis must master his newly discovered sexual urges in order to progress with his girlfriend Ola whilst also dealing with his now strained relationship with Maeve.

Meanwhile, Moordale Secondary is in the throes of a Chlamydia outbreak, highlighting the need for better sex education at the school and new kids come to town who will challenge the status quo.

Sex Education will return to Netflix with 8 brand new episodes in 2020.

The series is written and created by Laurie Nunn and produced by Eleven. Season 2 is directed by Ben Taylor, Alice Seabright and Sophie Goodhart. Jamie Campbell, Laurie Nunn and Ben Taylor are also Executive Producers on the series

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with key creatives (names TBC). 

To book a members’ ticket please email Ella

Public tickets will be available to purchase via Chapter.