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What TV’s on at BAFTA in March? Including I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

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

Finally! After weeks of additions to February’s line-up, BAFTA’s finally letting us know at least some of what it’s going to give us in March. There’s two events so far, both focused on behind the scenes.

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BAFTA Masterclass: I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

Monday, 11 March 2019 – 7:00pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London

Hear from the team behind the BAFTA-winning programme who will share their insights on bringing the hit reality show to our screens.

On the back of their 18th season in the jungle, officially the most watched series in the show’s history, our I’m A Celebrity… panel will re-live some of their best moments. We’ll celebrate the craft of the show, from casting, to Bushtucker trials, to how the team keep the show fresh and inventive, offering you the inside track on the making of this much loved show. Full panel to be announced.

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Zai Bennett

Meet the Commissioners: Sky Channels

Friday, 15 March 2019 – 9:00am
David Lean Room, 195 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LN

An exclusive opportunity to hear from the commissioning team across Sky’s portfolio of channels on their programming priorities and plans for the year ahead.

The senior team at Sky, led by Director of Programmes Zai Bennett, will discuss their content plans and share their ‘wishlists’ across a host of genres – drama, entertainment, comedy, arts and children’s and their views on how to resonate with their audiences.

Sky’s investment and commitment to original programming is at an all-time high. The team will drill down into recent commissions, as well as look to the future and talk through their ambitions for the channels, covering how they like to work with producers and support and attract on and off screen talent.

Speakers:

  • Zai Bennett is Director of Programmes, Sky Entertainment UK and Ireland
  • Cameron Roach is Acting Head of Drama
  • Jon Montague, Head of Sky Comedy
  • Lucy Murphy, Head of Kids Content
  • Phil Edgar Jones, Director of Sky Arts and Head of Entertainment and Arts Commissioning

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What (still yet more) TV’s on at BAFTA in February? Including Derry Girls

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

February’s BAFTA bounty never seems to end. Still nothing for March, but after our previous five separate announcements for February, here’s a sixth. Amazing stuff.

TV Preview: Derry Girls

Thursday, 21 February 2019 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LN

A preview of the second series of the hit Channel 4 comedy by a Q+A with the creative team.

Derry Girls is the creation of acclaimed writer Lisa McGee and follows Erin (Saoirse Monica Jackson), Orla (Louisa Harland), Clare (Nicola Coughlan), Michelle (Jamie-Lee O’Donnell) and James (Dylan Llewellyn) as they navigate their teens in Derry in the early 1990s.

It’s a time of armed police in armoured Land Rovers and British Army checkpoints. But it’s also the time of Murder She Wrote, The Cranberries, MJ and Lisa Marie, Doc Martens, bomber jackets, The X Files, Nirvana and Wayne’s World.

Commissioned for Channel 4 by Head of Comedy Fiona McDermott and Commissioning Editor Jack Bayles, Derry Girls is a commission for Hat Trick Productions and is a showcase of creative talent from Northern Ireland, entirely set and made locally.

We will be screening the first two episodes followed by a Q+A with writer Lisa McGee, cast Saoirse Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan and Dylan Llewellyn, and director Michael Lennox.

With thanks to Channel 4.

Tickets will be available to collect from reception.

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What (more) TV’s on at BAFTA in February? Including 35 Awr and more of Matthew Hall on writing

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

Moved to its somewhat odd new regular slot of Tuesdays, here’s the latest update on what BAFTA is doing TV-wise around the UK. At the moment, BAFTA seems to be focused on its Welsh activities, mind. Just announced is an additional date and location for Matthew Hall to talk about writing (more details on the first announcement) – he’s now going to be at JP studio, Bangor University, on Wednesday, 20 February at 1.30pm. You can book tickets if you’re a member by emailing Vicki.

But there’s one new event, which is for an S4C drama that if I not overlooked (as The Killing Times is reviewing it), couldn’t quite find the time to watch.

Preview: Final episode of 35 Awr + Q&A (Carmarthen)

Sunday, 24 February 2019 – 7:30pm
Yr Egin, College Rd, Carmarthen SA31

Boom Cymru and S4C present the final installment of the eight-part series that is set in a jury room, featuring 10 people deliberating over a murder case.

Written by BAFTA Cymru nominee Fflur Dafydd (The Library Suicides) and starring Lisa Marged (Parch, Wolfblood) and Jâms Thomas (Gwaith Cartref).

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with cast and key creatives.

We have an allocation of members’ tickets. Email Vicki to reserve your place.

Follow the series every Sunday at 9pm on S4C and catch up with episodes you may have missed on the iPlayer.

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What (still more) TV’s on at BAFTA in February? Including Curfew

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

Never let it be thought that even though BAFTA is releasing details of its events at the rate of 1/week* that it’s doing that in a logical progression. Oh no, siree. Because this week’s new event is scheduled for the start of February. Go work that out.

* Elsewhere, you can read about the Manhunt, The Widow and Matthew Hall events already scheduled for February

TV Preview: Curfew + Q&A

Thursday, 7 February 2019 – 6:30pm
Everyman Cinema, Princes Square, Glasgow

New Sky original production Curfew is an exhilarating eight-part street race drama series. It follows the story of ordinary people and extraordinary characters competing in the world’s fastest, most furious illegal night-time street race.

Desperate for their own reasons, the challengers risk everything as they race through the night from London to northernmost Scotland in their pimped-out, weaponised vehicles to win the ultimate prize — freedom from the totalitarian government curfew that controls their lives.

The series stars Sean Bean, Phoebe Fox, Malachi Kirby, Adrian Lester, Miranda Richardson, Harriet Walter, Rose Williams and Billy Zane.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Colm McCarthy (director), Frith Tiplady (executive producer – Moonage Pictures), and Simon Maloney (producer).

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Kate Beckinsale in The Widow
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What (yet more) TV’s on at BAFTA in February? Including The Widow

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

BAFTA seems to be adding precisely events to its February line-up at the rate of precisely 1 event/week, so add to the previous two events (Matthew Hall on Writing and a look back at Manhunt) this new one, which is a preview of ITV’s The Widow. I should point out that when I posted a trailer for it on Tuesday, I billed it as Amazon’s The Widow – it’s actually a co-production between ITV and Amazon and will air here on ITV, but the trailer (which you can see below as well) is Amazon’s for overseas audiences.

TV Preview: The Widow

Monday, 18 February 2019 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LN

A preview of the new ITV drama followed by a Q&A with the creative team.

From BAFTA nominated screenwriters Harry & Jack Williams (Liar, The Missing), The Widow tells the story of Georgia Wells (Kate Beckinsale) who has her life turned upside-down with a phone-call in the middle of the night. Her husband of over 10 years, Will, has been reported dead after a plane crash in the Congolese jungle.

Three years later, with her old life now a thing of the past, Georgia learns something shocking. Something that will take her to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, looking to uncover the truth about his disappearance.

The eight-part series is a Two Brothers Production directed by Sam Donovan (Humans, Liar) and Olly Blackburn (Donkey Punch, Glue). With Kate Beckinsale playing the lead role, key cast also includes Alex Kingston (ER, Doctor Who), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones, Godzilla), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (Trapped, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) and Louise Brealey (Sherlock, Clique).

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