Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon
BAFTA events

What TV’s on at BAFTA in November and December? Including The Crown, DIY SOS and Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon

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

We’re not quite into December proper for BAFTA events, so there may be more Christmas delights to come. But we are nearly at the end of November. Is BAFTA slowing down? Not a bit of it – at least in the West of England and in Wales.

TV Preview: The Crown (Episode 6) + Q&A

Monday, 25 November 2019 – 6:30pm
Galeri, Caernarfon

Join us for a special screening of The Crown (Episode 6) followed by a Q&A with Mark Lewis Jones, Nia Roberts and others.

Wilson and Elizabeth send Charles to learn Welsh at Aberystwyth University for a term in order to mollify mounting Welsh nationalism. Whilst there, Charles struggles to grasp the true meaning of his title under the tutelage of Edward Millward, a prominent Welsh nationalist who hopes to instil the importance of the Welsh language and identity in his royal pupil. After a fractious start, Charles embraces Millward’s instruction and learns that he has more in common with the Welsh than he had imagined.

Without the knowledge of his parents, he alters part of his speech to reflect his own feelings and asks Milward to translate it. Charles’ speech is a great success, but Elizabeth is angry that he broke protocol and embarrassed the family with his pointed words. They part on unfriendly terms and Charles returns to Cambridge, knowing that his family have no interest in him expressing who he truly is.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with actor Mark Lewis Jones (Chernobyl, Keeping Faith, The Accident), actress Nia Roberts and others. 

To book a members’ ticket please email Ella

Public tickets are available to book through Galeri. 

An Evening with Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon

Monday, 9 December 2019 – 7:00pm
National Museum Cardiff

Join the stars of Gavin and Stacey; two Welsh comedy scriptwriters at the top of their game in conversation with Huw Stephens

DJ Huw Stephens joins acclaimed writer and actress Ruth Jones and comedian Rob Brydon to discuss the enduring appeal of one of Britain’s most treasured comedies.

Please email Ella to book your tickets. 


Monday, 16 December 2019 – 7:00pm 
Bristol Old Vic Theatre, King Street, Bristol, BS1 4ED 

Join us for a special Tribute event to celebrate DIY SOS’ outstanding creative contribution to television over the last 20 years. DIY SOS will be honoured with a BAFTA Special Award at this event in Bristol.

The DIY SOS on-screen team presenter Nick Knowles, purple shirts’ tradesmen Mark Millar, Chris Frediani, Julian Perryman, Billy Byrne and interior designer Gabrielle Blackman will be in conversation with presenter and broadcaster Nicki Chapman (The Great Garden Challenge, Escape the to the Country) to share insights from the show’s history.  The evening will celebrate DIY SOS’ achievements and commitment to improving people’s lives.

During the event BAFTA will honour DIY SOS with a Special Award in recognition of its outstanding creative contribution to television. Through highlighting important social issues the show has had a significant positive impact on individuals and audiences across the UK throughout its 20 year history.  The event will celebrate DIY SOS’ popular appeal among the British television-viewing public and its support of nurturing and developing talent within popular factual and entertainment television industry.

Since the first episode aired on 7 October 1999, BAFTA-nominated DIY SOS has become a popular stalwart of BBC One, with average audience figures of 7.8 million for the recent special episodes. Over the years, more than 200 episodes have aired and more than 20,000 volunteers have given their time, completing over £16 million worth of builds.

Public tickets are available to purchase on the Bristol Old Vic website here.

Dial M for Middlesbrough
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What TV’s on at BAFTA in November and December? Including Elizabeth is Missing and Dial M for Middlesbrough

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

BAFTA’s speeding up again, with another November event unveiled, as well as the first of its December events revealed. What more pre-Christmas delights will follow?

Elizabeth is Missing

TV Preview: Elizabeth is Missing

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 – 7:00pm
The May Fair Hotel, Stratton St, Mayfair, London W1J 8LT

A preview of the feature length BBC drama followed by a Q+A with actor Glenda Jackson, director Aisling Walsh, writer Andrea Gibb and executive producer Sarah Brown.

Adapted from Emma Healey’s novel, Elizabeth Is Missing combines a gripping mystery with a tender yet unflinching exploration of one woman’s struggle with dementia.

When her best friend Elizabeth goes missing, Maud (Jackson) is convinced that something terrible has happened, and sets out to solve the mystery. But with her dementia worsening, unfinished business unearthed and the past and present starting to merge, Maud’s search takes on a poignant urgency.

Elizabeth Is Missing is a 1×90’ drama written by Andrea Gibb, adapted from Emma Healey’s novel. Executive Producers are Sarah Brown and Andrea Gibb for STV Productions and Gaynor Holmes for BBC One. It will be produced by Chrissy Skinns.

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Dial M for Middlesbrough

TV Preview: Dial M for Middlesbrough

Friday, 6 December 2019 – 7:00pm 
The May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, London, W1J 8LT

A preview of the series’ feature-length third instalment followed by a Q&A with key cast and crew.

Gold’s UKTV Original Dial M for Middlesbrough sees Gemma (Sian Gibson) and Terry (Johnny Vegas) thrown into jeopardy when their coach breaks down in the middle of a fierce thunderstorm whilst they’re on their way to collect Mildred (Sheila Reid) and Hilda (Georgie Glen) and take them to a funeral in Middlesbrough.

Our intrepid duo are forced to seek refuge in Shady Creek Caravan Park, a mysterious and sinister place that seems to strike a particular terror in an unusually jumpy Gemma. Here we meet an eclectic mix of characters including site owners Evie (Sally Lindsay) and Jed (Phil Davis), extraordinarily clumsy Chef Susan (Joanna Page), Events Manager and ‘90s throwback Darren (Jason Donovan), drop dead gorgeous American tourist Chad (John Macmillan), and long-term park resident Edna (Annette Crosbie).

More recently arrived on the scene are holiday prize-winners (if you can call them that) Phil (Jason Forbes), who struggles to get a word in while his other half Penny (Ambreen Razia) struggles to stop words coming out, and excitable birdwatchers Neil (Mike Wozniak) and Mary (Selina Griffiths), all of whom are causing quite a stir.

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BAFTA events

What TV’s on at BAFTA in November? Including Traces

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

It’s a bit of a slow start to BAFTA’s November events, with just one revealed so far. But we actually have a month’s notice for it, unlike the RTS preview of the exact same show last month…

TV Preview: Traces + Q&A

Thursday, 28 November 2019 – 6.30pm
Odeon Luxe, Glasgow Quay, Glasgow

While attending an online forensic course, a young lab assistant discovers that the fictitious case study has a link to her past. With a help of two female professors she works on bringing a killer to justice.

When Emma Hedges (Molly Windsor) returns to Dundee to start her new job as a lab technician, she’s encouraged to take part in an online course teaching the principles of forensic science. Given a fictitious murder case, her task is to identify the victim and establish how they died.

But having completed the first module, Emma knows exactly who the victim is: her mum! Marie Monroe (Carly Anderson) was murdered when Emma was seven, her body discovered on Law Hill and no-one has ever been convicted. But why are Sarah Gordon (Laura Fraser), professor of chemistry, and Kathy Torrence (Jennifer Spence), professor of forensic anthropology, using her mother’s case for their course?

Determined to discover what happened to Marie but unable to get answers from her family, Emma turns to Sarah who offers up trusted friend DI McKinven (Michael Nardone) as the natural place for Emma to take her revelations.

As Emma re-connects with her dad Drew (John Gordon Sinclair), her childhood friend Skye (Jamie Marie Leary) and her mum Izzy (Laurie Brett), while falling for the gentle and irresistible Daniel (Martin Compston), her sleuthing takes her into dark corners, unpicking more and more secrets, and it becomes clear that she should trust no-one. It will be Sarah and Kathy’s exacting minds that reward Emma’s faith in the science that has fuelled her imagination, and who will ultimately bring her mother’s killer to justice.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with writers Val McDermid and Amelia Bullmore, executive producers Nicola Shindler and Juliet Charlesworth and actor Laura Fraser

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Ant & Dec
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What TV’s on at BAFTA in October? Including Ant & Dec’s DNA Journey

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

It’s another sneaky week for BAFTA, with another October event stealthily added to its line-up to minimal fanfare. But they ain’t getting it past me.

Preview Screening: Ant & Dec’s DNA Journey

Thursday, 17 October 2019 – 7:00pm
The May Fair Hotel, Stratton St, Mayfair, London W1J 8LT

A preview of the first episode of the new two-part ITV series followed by a Q&A with Ant & Dec.

Ant & Dec’s DNA Journey will see two of the UK’s best-loved stars and BAFTA Award winning practitioners navigate a tougher terrain than the Australian jungle. Guided by expert genealogists and historians, the pair will follow their maternal and paternal bloodlines, using their DNA to search their ancestral history.   

As their travels take them to Ireland and the US, the pair will not only delve into their past but will also meet relatives they had no clue even existed, unveiling some truly shocking revelations that only their DNA could unlock. Viewers will be treated to a rare and personal glimpse into this truly remarkable friendship with their warmth and infectious humour that has captured the nation over the years.

Ant & Dec’s DNA Journey is a Voltage TV and Mitre Television co-production for ITV.  It was commissioned by Siobhan Greene when she was ITV’s Head of Entertainment Commissioning and Louise Major Assistant Commissioner, Entertainment, ITV.  The Executive Producers are Kathleen Larkin and Sanjay Singhal and the Director is Iain Thompson, Voltage TV.  

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His Dark Materials
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What TV’s on at BAFTA in October? Including His Dark Materials and War of the Worlds

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

October’s here already and typically, BAFTA has scheduled two stonking events without telling anyone – so I’ll do it instead. They’re both in Wales, mind, but if you fancy an exclusive preview of two big shows, that’s the place to be.

Preview Screening: His Dark Materials + Q&A

Thursday, 17 October 2019 – 7:00pm
Odeon, Cardiff

BAFTA Cymru, BBC Wales, Bad Wolf and Wales Screen invite you to take your first steps into Lyra’s world at the world premiere of His Dark Materials.

This BBC TV adaptation is based on Philip Pullman’s global best-selling fantasy trilogy, which has been published in over 40 languages and sold 18 million copies worldwide.
Starring James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, Dafne Keen and Lin-Manuel Miranda, this complex and richly imaginative eight-part series is produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema for BBC One and HBO; written by Jack Thorne and directed by Tom Hooper, Dawn Shadforth, Otto Bathurst, Euros Lyn and Jamie Childs.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with cast members Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Saving Mr Banks), Dafne Keen (Logan), Jane Tranter (Executive Producer) and Joel Collins (Production Designer). 

To book a complimentary members’ ticket please email Hannah.

Fox's War of the Worlds
Elizabeth McGovern and Gabriel Byrne in Fox’s War of the Worlds

Preview Screening: War of the Worlds + Q&A

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 – 7:00pm
Chapter, Cardiff

A chance to see a new adaptation of popular sci-fi series War of the Worlds, starring Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects), before it is broadcast on Fox.

When astronomers detect a transmission from another galaxy, it is definitive proof of intelligent extra-terrestrial life. The world’s population waits for further contact with bated breath. They do not have to wait long. Within days, mankind is all but wiped out by a devastating attack; pockets of humanity are left in an eerily deserted world.

As aliens hunt and kill those left alive, the survivors ask a burning question – who are these attackers and why are they hell-bent on our destruction? Emotional, cinematic and rooted in character, it is a unique marriage of human drama and the best science fiction.

This is a story of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances – but they are more than just victims in a brutal war. For, as we will come to realise, the aliens’ savage attack on earth is not arbitrary: its seeds are being sown before our very eyes.

Set in present-day Europe, War of the Worlds is a multi-faceted series, written and created by the BAFTA award winner Howard Overman (Misfits, Crazyhead, Merlin) based on the timeless story by HG Wells.  It is being Executive Produced by Johnny Capps, Julian Murphy, and Howard Overman through their company, Urban Myth Films.

War of the Worlds was filmed on location in Cardiff.

The event will begin with networking drinks supported by Wales Screen.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with key creatives (details to follow).

To book a members’ ticket please email Ella.

Public tickets can be purchased via the Chapter box office (not yet available).