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 Tuesday, 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 Tuesday, 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 Tuesday, 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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The Victim
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What TV’s on at BAFTA in April? Including The Victim

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

And we’re into April at last! Only one new event, the other April BAFTA event being part of the Radio Times/BFI festival.

TV Preview: The Victim + Q&A

Monday, 8 April 2019 – 6:30pm
Everyman Cinema, Princes Square, Glasgow

The Victim is a thriller told through the eyes of the plaintiff and the accused. Set within Scotland’s unique legal system, the show asks: who is really ‘the victim’?

Kelly MacDonald plays Anna Dean, whose son was murdered 15 years ago. She is accused of revealing his killer’s new identity online and conspiring to have him murdered. Has the anger of a grieving mother turned her into a criminal? What is she capable of doing in her son’s name?

Hard working family man Craig Myers (James Harkness) is viciously attacked, after being identified online as a notorious child murderer. Should Craig keep his head down or try to prove his innocence? Is he a convicted murderer, or simply the tragic victim of mistaken identity?

The Victim follows the progress of a trial in Edinburgh’s High Court, while also covering the events leading up to the legal proceedings and the criminal investigation, led by DI Steven Grover (John Hannah), who has his own reasons for wanting to crack the case. Craig and Anna are pitted against each other, but our sympathies will be divided. New potential suspects will be revealed and long buried secrets unearthed as the story builds to a final, devastating climax.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with key personnel from the cast and crew.

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Chernobyl
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What yet more TV’s on at BAFTA in March? Including Chernobyl

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

One new addition to the March BAFTA line-up and it’s a London event again.

TV Preview: Chernobyl

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

A preview of the new Sky and HBO drama followed by a Q&A with actors Stellan Skarsgård, Jared Harris and Emily Watson, director Johan Renck, and writer Craig Mazin.

Based on real-life catastrophic events, Chernobyl follows the 1986 nuclear accident and the responses of the men and women whose sacrifices saved Europe from further unimaginable disaster.

The five-part mini-series is written and executive produced by Craig Mazin (The Identity Thief, The Huntsman: Winter’s War); directed by Johan Renck (Breaking Bad, Blackstar) and executive produced by Jane Featherstone (Humans, Broadchurch) for Sister Pictures, Carolyn Strauss (Game of Thrones, The Wire) for The Mighty Mint and Gabriel Silver for Sky. Johan Renck and Chris Fry (Humans, The Smoke) co-executive produce and Sanne Wohlenberg (Black Mirror, Wallander) produces.

Screening of the first two episodes of the five-part series.

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