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 Thursday, 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 Thursday, 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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Emma Thompson in Years and Years
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What (more) TV’s on at BAFTA in April and May? Including Gentleman Jack, Sliced, and Years and Years

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

With WHYBW having completed its slow migration to Tuesdays, TMINE’s BAFTA rundown is now ready to slowly migrate its way over to Thursdays, but as TMINE is on a mini city-break from tomorrow, it’s going to be a day early this week.

As we’re now halfway through April, we’re finally getting some details of events in May. But BAFTA seems to have one last trick up its sleeve for April – provided you happen to be in New York City.

Suranne Jones in BBC/HBO's Gentleman Jack
Suranne Jones in BBC/HBO’s Gentleman Jack

Gentleman Jack

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 – 7:00pm
New York City

From Sally Wainwright, this series tells a remarkable and unlikely love story, set in the complex, changing world of 1832 Halifax, the cradle of the industrial revolution, just as it begins.

Starring Suranne Jones, it focuses on landowner Anne Lister and her determination to change the fate of Shibden Hall, her faded ancestral home, by re-opening the coal mines and marrying well. The charismatic, single-minded, swashbuckling Lister – who dresses head-to-toe in black and charms her way into high society – has no intention of marrying a man. True to her nature, she plans to marry a seriously wealthy woman, heiress Ann Walker.

Every part of the story is based in historical fact, recorded in the four million words of the real-life Anne Lister’s diaries, which contain the most intimate details of her life, once hidden in a secret code that is now broken.

KEY CAST: Suranne Jones, Gemma Whelan, Timothy West, Gemma Jones, Sophie Rundle, Jodhi May, Albane Courtois

WRITER AND DIRECTOR: Sally Wainwright

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Samson Kayo and Theo Barklem-Biggs in Dave's Sliced
Samson Kayo and Theo Barklem-Biggs in Dave’s Sliced

TV preview: Sliced

Wednesday, 1 May 2019 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LN

A preview of the new UKTV comedy followed by a Q+A with Samson Kayo, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Phil Bowker and Al Campbell

Sliced is a crisp, urban comedy for Dave set amongst the hustle and bustle of a low rent, back street pizza parlour. We follow delivery riders Joshua (BAFTA-nominee Samson Kayo) and Ricky (Theo Barklem-Biggs) through their shifts and see their world at first hand. A world where counterfeit money, vindictive call centre staff, hopeless security guards, hedonistic pensioners and aggressive teens reign supreme.

Fast food delivery’s never been so much fun.

Written by Samson Kayo (Famalam) and Phil Bowker (Pulling, Phone Shop), directed by Al Campbell (Man Down, Drifters) and produced by Lovely Electricity.

We will be screening two episodes.

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Emma Thompson in BBC One's Years and Years
Emma Thompson in BBC One’s Years and Years

Preview screening: Years and Years + Q&A with Russell T Davies

Thursday, 2 May 2019 – 6:45pm
Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

As Britain is rocked by unstable political, economic and technological advances, we follow the Lyons family as their complex lives converge on one crucial night in 2019. Then, over the next 15 years, the twists and turns of everyday life are explored as we find out if this ordinary family could ever change the world.

Russell T Davies’ new drama series for BBC One produced by RED Production Company for BBC One and HBO, starring Emma Thompson, Rory Kinnear, Jessica Hynes, Ruth Madeley, T’Nia Miller, Anne Reid and Russell Tovey.

Following the screening there will be a Q&A with Russell T Davies.

We have an allocation of complimentary tickets available for members. Email Vicki to reserve your place.

Non-members can purchase a ticket via the Chapter box office.

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Mum
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What (more) TV’s on at BAFTA in April? Including Mum

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

And another new one for April, following on from last week’s addition to the timetable.

TV Preview: Mum

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LN

A preview of the third series of the BAFTA-winning BBC comedy followed by a Q+A with the creative team.

In the final series of Mum, Cathy and her family decamp to the English countryside to celebrate Derek’s birthday. Each episode observes a different day of the week, from their arrival on the Monday to the party on Saturday, as Cathy takes a final step towards her future.

Written and directed by Stefan Golaszewski and starring Lesley Manville and Peter Mullan.

We will be screening the first two episodes.

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The Virtues
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What (more) TV’s on at BAFTA in April? Including The Virtues

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

One more new one for April, following on from last week’s addition to the timetable.

TV Preview: The Virtues

Tuesday, 9 April 2019 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London

A preview of the new Channel 4 drama followed by a Q+A with writer and director Shane Meadows, co-writer Jack Thorne, actors Stephen Graham, Niamh Algar and Helen Behan plus producer and Warp Films joint CEO, Mark Herbert. Hosted by Terri White, Editor-in-Chief, Empire Magazine.

From BAFTA winner Shane Meadows (This is England, Dead Man’s Shoes), The Virtues follows Joseph (Stephen Graham), a barely on-the-wagon alcoholic whose precarious reality is knocked for six when his ex-partner moves abroad with their young son to Australia, for a better life.

With no immediate family to live for, Joseph is haunted by a past he has tried, for decades, to forget – if not actively obscure with drink and drugs. Suffering the hangover from hell – the dry spell over – he walks away from his present life and boards a boat bound for Ireland to confront hazy, fear-inducing memories from a childhood spent in the care system that he’s had to forget.

The four part series is directed by Shane Meadows and co-written by Meadows and Jack Thorne (This is England, ’86, ’88, ’90, National Treasure). With Stephen Graham in the lead role, the cast also includes Helen Behan (This is England ‘88 & ’90), Niamh Algar (Pure, The Bisexual), Frank Laverty (Michael Collins) and Mark O’Halloran (RTÉ’s Prosperity).

The series was produced by Mark Herbert and Nickie Sault and is overseen by C4’s Head of C4 Drama, Caroline Hollick. It is a Warp Films and Big Arty production.

BAFTA will show the first two episodes of the series. With thanks to Channel 4.

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