People Just Do Nothing
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What TV’s on at BAFTA in November 2017? Including a People Just Do Nothing masterclass

Every month (more or less), TMINE flags up what TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK

Seeing as I’ve spent most of today on the phone to various customer service representatives – one of whom, who worked for a major mobile phone provider whose number is definitely not magic, decided to actual change my phone number while I was on the phone to him – WHYBW will have to wait until tomorrow. Sorry about that.

Instead, let’s catch up with BAFTA. October’s been a bit quiet for them, but in the next couple of weeks there are a couple of TV events coming up.

Masterclass: People Just Do Nothing

Wednesday, 8 November 2017 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London

The team behind the hit BBC Three mockumentary will discuss their creative process and the evolution of the show from YouTube to BAFTA-winning comedy.

Panel:

Allan ‘Seapa’ Mustafa, writer and actor (MC Grindah)
Steve Stamp, writer and actor (DJ Steves)
Asim Chaudhry, actor (Chabuddy G)
Hugo Chegwin, actor (DJ Beats)
Jon Petrie (Producer)
Ash Atalla (Producer)
Jack Clough (Director)

Chaired by comedian Holly Walsh

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Meet the Controllers: UKTV

Thursday, 9 November 2017 – 9:00am
195 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1J 9EU

Richard Watsham, Director of Commissioning and Hilary Rosen, Deputy Director of Commissioning share their vision for Britain’s biggest multichannel broadcaster. Chaired by Benji Wilson.

UKTV is investing heavily in original productions, with more original hours scheduled for 2018 than at any point in its 25 year history. With its eleven brands, it covers a wide range of genres and has broadened out into sports and gameshows, alongside original scripted comedies and lifestyle. Watsham has recently identified factual as a potential growth area for entertainment channel Dave in a bid to reach younger audiences. Watsham and Rosen will discuss current opportunities for producers across the channels and provide insight into UKTV’s plans for the future.

Richard Watsham joined UKTV in 2011 as Senior Commissioning Editor and was promoted to Director of Commissioning in 2014. Hilary Rosen joined UKTV in 2013 as a Commissioning Editor and is now Deputy Director of Commissioning. Commissioning credits include BAFTA-nominated Taskmaster, International Emmy award winner Hoff the Record, Dynamo: Magician Impossible, John Bishop: In Conversation With…,Unspun with Matt Forde, The Davina Hour, Zapped, Monty Python Live and Crackanory.

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Gunpowder
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What TV’s on at BAFTA in September 2017 (again)? Including Gunpowder, National Treasure and The Commuter

Every month (more or less), TMINE flags up what TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK

I really wish BAFTA would just send one big email at the start of the month – or even a month before that – letting me know what’s in their list of upcoming TV events. However, they don’t, so here’s some more to add to the previous list of September events:

The Commuter
Timothy Spall in The Commuter

TV Preview: Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams & Q+A

Thursday, 21 September 2017 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London

A preview of The Commuter, an episode of Channel 4’s sci-fi anthology series, inspired by Philip K. Dick’s renowned shorts stories. Followed by a Q+A with BAFTA-winning writer Jack Thorne (National Treasure), director Tom Harper (War and Peace) and actors Tuppence Middleton (The Imitation Game) and Anthony Boyle (The Lost City of Z).

The Commuter follows Ed Jacobson (Timothy Spall), an unassuming train station employee alarmed to discover that daily commuters are taking the train to a town that shouldn’t exist.

Each of Electric Dreams’ standalone episodes are set in their own unique world; some lie in the far reaches of the universe, whilst others lie closer to home. Philip K. Dick’s short stories have been adapted by an exciting list of leading British and American writers and directors, featuring an all-star cast.

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Gunpowder
Kit Harrington in Gunpowder

TV Preview: Gunpowder + Q&A

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London

A three-part BBC drama following Robert Catesby, the Warwickshire gentleman behind the Gunpowder plot of 1605. Followed by a Q+A with director J Blakeson, writer Ronan Bennett and actors Kit Harington and Liv Tyler.

Robert Catesby (Harrington) is a committed Catholic in Protestant England, where Catholics are persecuted relentlessly. The authorities, directed by King James’ spymaster in Chief Robert Cecil (Mark Gatiss), execute priests and target lay Catholics. Despite the peaceful protestations of head Jesuit Father Garnet (Peter Mullan), Catesby, unable to stand by, recruits friends and family to his audacious – and now infamous – plan.

This series is produced by Kudos in association with Thriker Films. Produced by Laurie Borg with executive producers Ollie Madden for Kudos and Steven Wright for the BBC. Kit Harrington and Daniel West are Co-Executive Producers for Thriker Films.

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National Treasure
Andrea Riseborough, Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters in National Treasure

Masterclass: The Making of National Treasure

Thursday, 28 September 2017 – 6:30pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London

The team behind the BAFTA-winning mini-series National Treasure discuss the creative collaborations that brought the show together.

Based on Operation Yewtree, National Treasure examines the public and private impact of historical sexual offence accusations against a fictional, much-loved public figure. Channel 4’s four-part drama is written by BAFTA-winner Jack Thorne and stars Dame Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane, Andrea Riseborough and Tim McInnery. The hit show garnered seven BAFTA nominations, winning for Best Mini-Series, Best Director and Best Original Music

The panel will include:

  • BAFTA-winning director, Marc Munden
  • BAFTA-nominated editor, Luke Dunkley
  • BAFTA-nominated cinematographer, Ole Bratt Birkeland
  • Actor, Tim McInnery

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Benedict Cumberbatch in The Child In Time
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What TV’s on at BAFTA in September 2017? Including The Child in Time

Every month (more or less), TMINE flags up what TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK

Quite a nifty one this time, given Benedict Cumberbatch is going to be there, but booking opened today (seriously, BAFTA? Emailing me at midday about this?) so hurry!

TV Preview: The Child in Time + Q&A

Monday, 18 September 2017 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London

A BBC adaptation of Ian McEwan’s award-winning novel, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kelly Macdonald. Followed by a Q+A with Exec Producer and actor Cumberbatch.

Written by BAFTA-nominee Stephen Butchard (Five Daughters) and directed by BAFTA-winner Julian Farino (Marvellous), this single drama follows children’s author Stephen Lewis (Cumberbatch), as he struggles to find purpose in his life after his daughter goes missing.

Stephen’s wife Julie (Macdonald) has left him and his best friends Charles (Stephen Campbell Moore) and Thelma (Saskia Reeves) have retired to the countryside, battling demons of their own. With tenderness and insight, the film explores the dark territory of a marriage devastated, the loss of childhood, the fluidity of time, grief, hope and acceptance.

Produced by Pinewood Television and SunnyMarch TV for BBC One and co-produced by MASTERPIECE. Executive Producers are Helen Gregory for Pinewood Television, Benedict Cumberbatch, Adam Ackland and David Boulter for SunnyMarch TV, Lucy Richer for the BBC, Rebecca Eaton for MASTERPIECE and Stephen Butchard.

Tim Roth in Tin Star
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What TV’s on at BAFTA in July/August 2017? Including Tin Star, Tracy Beaker and Sinemaes 2017

Every month (more or less), TMINE flags up what TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK

BAFTA’s not got its act together as much as the BFI does, so a quick warning that if you want to see Tin Star, you’ll have to get your skates on, because they’re showing it tonight (they only emailed me about it yesterday – not my fault guv’nor!).

TV Preview: Tin Star + Q&A

Thursday 27 July 2017 – 18.45
BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, London

A preview of Sky’s new drama, which follows an ex-metropolitan detective starting a new life in a secluded town in the Rocky Mountains. Followed by a Q&A with actors Tim Roth, Oliver Coopersmith, Abigail Lawrie and writer Rowan Joffe.

Sinemaes at National Eisteddfod (Anglesey)

Friday 5 August – Saturday 12 August
Bodedern, Anglesey

For a second year, BAFTA Cymru will host a programme of screening and events at its Sinemaes tipi at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, a festival celebrating Welsh culture and language.

BAFTA at 70 Open Weekend: BAFTA Kids Event – Tracy Beaker

Saturday 5 August  – 11.00
BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, London

BAFTA and CBBC will be screening an episode from The Story Of Tracy Beaker; Tracy Beaker Returns and The Dumping Ground in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the series. Followed by a Q&A and meet-and-greet with cast and crew.

Prices

BAFTA Members/Guests: Free
Public: £7.50

Man Down
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What TV’s on at BAFTA in July 2017? Including Man Down

New feature, guys. I’ve just noticed that BAFTA TV showings are open to the public now – you can buy tickets to them and everything. Not only that, but they happen all over the UK, so even you non-London types can go.

So every month, I’ll be flagging up what TV BAFTA will be showing, just like I do with the BFI. Not much this month, mind, and it’s in London, too, but at least it’s something.

Monday, 31 July 2017

6:45pm Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London

Preview: Man Down + Q&A with writer and star Greg Davies
An Avalon production: Producer, Jane Wallbank; Director, Al Campbell; Executive Producers, Richard Allen-Turner, James Taylor and Jon Thoday. Commissioned by Fiona McDermott, Head of Comedy at Channel 4. Man Down will be aired on C4 in August

A preview of the fourth series of critically acclaimed Channel 4 sitcom, written by and starring Greg Davies (Cuckoo, The Inbetweeners).
Dan (Davies) is a childish idiot trapped in an adult’s life and locked in a soft-focus dream of his impending fatherhood. He’s quit his much-hated job as a teacher and is applying his unique work ethic to another, more earthy profession. With Aunt Nesta (Stephanie Cole) and his Mum (Gwyneth Powell) now in a retirement village burning through his inheritance, Dan is on an increasingly desperate hunt to find a new home for his soon-to-be family. Helped by his oldest friends – uptight financial advisor Brian (Mike Wozniak) and serial ‘entrepreneur’ Jo (Roisin Conaty) – can Dan finally grow up into the man he hopes to be?

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Members’ booking: June 28 from 9.30am
Public booking: June 30 from 12.00pm

Prices

BAFTA Members/Guests: Free
Public: £7.50

Tickets will be available to collect from reception