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What TV’s on at BAFTA in August? Including 4Stories: On the Edge series 2

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

BAFTA’s already looking ahead to the summer, so although there’s bound to be more events to add to June and July’s roster, we have our first August event already.

Preview screening – 4Stories: On the Edge series 2 + Q&A with key creatives

Wednesday, 14 August 2019
6:00pm
Chapter Arts Centre, Market Rd, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1QE

On the Edge, Channel 4’s BAFTA nominated anthology of short films is back for a second series. The films, which were shot in Wales, were developed though the 4Stories initiative, and written and directed by the most exciting new talent in the UK. They look at the lives of three diverse characters trying to find their place in the world.

Following the screening there will be a Q&A with key creatives. 

Members: Email Hannah to reserve your place.
Non-members: tickets will be available to purchase via the Chapter box office (but not yet as far as I can see)

Adulting
Writer – Chinonyerem Odimba
Director – Ash Morris

Candice is a young vulnerable woman who desperately wants some independence and has moved into her own flat. Kems is a young man, down on his luck, sleeping on his mate Olly’s sofa to get away from his alcoholic dad. A chance meeting leads to an intimate friendship, but when Olly calls in a favour, Kems’ feels under pressure to take advantage of Candice. Have they all underestimated her?

Cast – (newcomer) India Eva Rae, Jack Rowan, Michael Socha 

For You
Writer – John Servante
Director – Stroma Cairns 

A romantic comedy about mental illness. Rev and girlfriend Alex are passionately in love but Rev suffers from anxiety and depression which he tries to control with therapy, medication and mindfulness. Things come to a head at Alex’s sister’s wedding weekend when Rev is confronted by her families prejudice. Will the pressure be too much to bear? Can Rev and Alex’s relationship survive? And will he ever be able to master a golf swing in front of his father in law? 

Cast – Rudi Dharmalingam, Catherine Steadman, Amanda Redman 

BBW 
Writer – Yolanda Mercy
Director – William Stefan Smith 

Remi, a vibrant plus-size British Nigerian woman is looking for love, and for a job, and generally just trying to navigate her impending adulthood. She lives in buzzing Brixton with her single mother, has a great group of friends, and has met a new guy down at the job centre who’s not only fit but seems genuine. But Remi has father issues and uses food to eat her emotions. Can she find a place for herself in this world? 

Cast – (newcomer) Juliet Okotie, Andi Osho, Jamael Westman 

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Un Bore Mercher (Keeping Faith)
BAFTA events

What TV’s on at BAFTA in June and July? Including Dark Mon£y and Keeping Faith

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

After a bit of a breather, TMINE’s regular round-up of BAFTA TV things is back again with a couple of events, one at the end of June, another in July.

I’m not sure why they’re doing a ‘premiere’ of series 2 of Keeping Faith, given S4C has just finished airing the Welsh language version Un Bore Mercher, but it’s there if you want it.

Dark Money

TV Preview: Dark Mon£y

Tuesday, 25 June
6:45pm 
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LN

A preview of the first episode of new BBC One drama followed by a Q+A with writer Levi David Addai, actors Jill Halfpenny and Babou Ceesay, and director Lewis Arnold.

Written by BAFTA-nominated writer Levi David Addai (Damilola, Our Loved Boy); starring BAFTA-nominated Babou Ceesay (Damilola, Our Loved Boy) and Jill Halfpenny (Three Girls); and directed by Lewis Arnold (Broadchurch), Dark Mon£y tells the fictional story of The Mensahs, an ordinary working-class family from North London whose youngest son has recently finished filming a major Hollywood movie role.

But Manny (Ceesay) and Sam’s (Halfpenny) world is shattered when Isaac reveals he was abused whilst out in America by a renowned filmmaker. Although guilt-ridden, the family decide to accept a substantial pay-off to keep silent, believing the money will help start a new life, enable them to heal and avoid the publicity hell of pressing charges against a celebrity. They are wrong. Damage runs deep, and the price of taking the money may be too high.

Also joining the cast are Rebecca Front (War and Peace), Susan Wokoma (Chewing Gum), Olive Gray (Home from Home), Ellen Thomas (Teachers), Arnold Oceng (The Good Lie), Joseph May (Resident Evil), Rudi Dharmalingam (Our Girl) and Gary Beadle (EastEnders).

Produced by The Forge Entertainment, Dark Mon£y is a 4×60’ drama series. Executive Producers are George Faber and Mark Pybus for The Forge, Lucy Richer for BBC One and Levi David Addai. Producer is Erika Hossington.

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Premiere event: Keeping Faith – Series 2

Monday, 8 July
6:00pm 
National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park, Cardiff

BBC Wales and BAFTA Cymru have great pleasure in inviting you to the première of the first episode of the second series of Keeping Faith.

Be the first to see Faith fighting to keep her family together, her business afloat and her friend out of jail…

Stars of the show Eve Myles (Faith Howells) and Bradley Freegard (Evan Howells) will be attending ‎the screening, along with the writers and producers.

Public tickets will be distributed by random draw.‎ To enter the ballot, please click here before 11.55 on Wednesday 19 June.

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David Tennant and Michael Sheen in Good Omens
BAFTA events

What (yet more) TV’s on at BAFTA in May? Including Good Omens

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

TMINE’s regular BAFTA updates are often surprising popular. I imagine this final (?) addition to May’s schedule might be even more popular than usual, though…

TV Preview: Good Omens + Q&A

Thursday, 30 May 2019
6:30pm Odeon Luxe, Glasgow Quay, Glasgow

The end of the world is coming, which means a fussy Angel (Michael Sheen) and a loose-living Demon (David Tennant) who’ve become overly fond of life on Earth are forced to form an unlikely alliance to stop Armageddon.

Good Omens follows the duo who have lost the Antichrist, an 11-year-old boy unaware he’s meant to bring upon the end of days, forcing them to embark on an adventure to find him and save the world before it’s too late… 

The Amazon Original, based on the beloved book by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman, is directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Sherlock – The Abominable Bride) and also stars Jon Hamm, Nick Offerman, Jack Whitehall, Miranda Richardson, Adria Arjona, Michael McKean, Mireille Enos, among many others. 

Good Omens is produced by Amazon Studios, BBC Studios, Blank Corporation and Narrativia.

This screening will preview two episodes of the new series and will be followed by a Q&A with director Douglas Mackinnon.

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Vicky McClure in I Am Nicola
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What (yet more) TV’s on at BAFTA in May? Including I Am Nicola

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

Every Thursday, it says there. I looked at the listings yesterday – there were no new additions.

But now there’s one today. That’s just typical.

TV Preview: I Am Nicola

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 – 7:00pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LN

A preview of the new Channel 4 drama followed by a Q+A with Vicky McClure, Perry Fitzpatrick, Dominic Savage and Krishnendu Majumdar.

I Am Nicola is a deeply moving story of a couple who find themselves stuck in a dysfunctional and coercive relationship. The audience is given an often-uncomfortable fly on the wall view into the fleeting ups and devastating downs of a tumultuous relationship. Condensing the lifespan of a couple down to its most pivotal moments.

Each film in the I Am series has been developed in partnership with the leading actors and examines themes including relationships, identity and empowerment. The trilogy explores the experience of three women in moments that are emotionally raw, thought-provoking and very personal. Samantha Morton stars in I Am Kirsty and Gemma Chan in I Am HannahI Am Nicola is written and directed by BAFTA-winning Dominic Savage (The Escape), story by Dominic Savage and Vicky McClure and produced by Krishnendu Majumdar

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Year of the Rabbit
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What (yet more) TV’s on at BAFTA in April and May? Including Killing Eve and Year of the Rabbit

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

April’s nearly done but BAFTA still has some tricks up its sleeve. It’s also got a big bag of shiny things lined up for May, too.

In particular, there’s an entire day dedicated to this year’s Television Craft and Television Programme Nominees, with speakers that include directors, performers, writers and editors. But frankly, I’m too lazy to copy, paste and style that lot up so it’s best if you go over to the BAFTA web site to find out all about most them.

Killing Eve

Masterclass: Killing Eve

Saturday, 27 April 2019 – 4:00pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LN

A chance to hear from BAFTA- nominated members of the creative team behind the hit programme which has received 14 nominations for this year’s Television Craft and Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards.

Speakers include:

  • Harry Bradbeer – Director
  • Colin Wratten – Producer
  • Sally Woodward-Gentle – Producer
  • Gary Dollner – Editor
  • Tom Williams – Sound
  • Steve Phillips – Sound
  • David Holmes – Music
  • Keefus Ciancia – Music
  • Phoebe De Gaye – Costume
  • Kim Bodnia – Supporting Actor

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Grayson Perry: Rites of Passage
Grayson Perry: Rites of Passage

Masterclass: Documentary with Grayson Perry and Neil Crombie

Saturday, 27 April 2019 – 5:30pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LN

Hear from the creative partnership behind several BAFTA-winning and nominated documentaries, programme makers Grayson Perry and Neil Crombie, will share their insights on what makes their projects so distinct and what’s shaped the stories they tell.

Off the back of their most recent nomination for Grayson Perry: Rites of Passage, Grayson and Neil will discuss their career to date, the challenges they’ve faced and what they’ve learned along the way.

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W's Inside The Operating Theatre
W’s Inside The Operating Theatre

TV Preview: Inside the Operating Theatre + Q&A

Thursday, 9 May 2019 – 6:30pm
Everyman Cinema, Princes Square, Glasgow

Inside the Operating Theatre, a brand new 20×60’ series for UKTV’s premium entertainment channel W, offers viewers exclusive access to the busy day surgery unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, Norfolk.

With cameras rigged across four operating theatres, it provides a unique view of what it’s like for the 75 staff performing around 100 operations a week. They carry out a huge variety of life-changing procedures, from cardiology through to complex orthopaedics.

The team includes everyone from the fastidious cleaner to the most experienced of surgeons – plus a whole host of nursing and surgical staff. Despite the serious moments, there’s plenty of laughter and no one lets a patient go home before they’ve had a nice cup of tea. The series also gives an intimate insight into patients’ lives, meeting them on a day that they’ve been anticipating for months. Their surgery will often revolutionise their quality of life. We meet people hoping to have their sight saved; others desperate for a cure for their chronic pain; and even patients coming to find out if they have cancer.

Inside the Operating Theatre is produced by Brown Bob Productions and builds on UKTV’s popular ‘Inside the…’ franchise, following the successes of Inside The Ambulance and Inside The Vets. 

The first episode will be screened and will be followed by a Q&A with UKTV’s Head of Factual and Factual Entertainment Hilary Rosen, Brown Bob Productions Creative Director and Co-Founder Jacqueline Hewer, and Series Producer Audrey Neil.

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Channel 4's Year of the Rabbit
Channel 4’s Year of the Rabbit

TV Preview: Year of the Rabbit

Monday, 20 May 2019 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LN

A preview of the new Channel 4 comedy followed by a Q+A with Matt Berry, Freddie Fox, Susan Wokoma, Ben Taylor, Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil.

The series follows Detective Inspector Rabbit (Matt Berry), a hardened booze-hound who’s seen it all, and his new, hapless, by-the-books partner (Freddie Fox). While they’re investigating a local murder, the lewd but insightful adoptive daughter (Susan Wokoma) of the chief of police joins them, becoming the country’s first female officer. Together, the trio must fight crime while rubbing shoulders with street gangs, crooked politicians, Bulgarian princes, spiritualists, music hall stars and the Elephant Man.

Year of the Rabbit is directed by BAFTA-nominated Ben Taylor (Catastrophe) and written by Emmy-winners Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil (Veep).

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