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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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Un Bore Merched (Keeping Faith)
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What (more) TV’s on at BAFTA in February? Including Matthew Hall on Writing

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

Following on from last week’s February listing, there’s been a quiet announcement this week of an additional February BAFTA event – ie. I had to look on their web site just now to find it. It should be an interesting, too, given it’s a masterclass in TV writing by Matthew Hall – the bloke who wrote the books CBC (Canada)’s Coroner is based on, as well as S4C/BBC1’s Un Bore Mercher (Keeping Faith) and ITV’s Kavanagh QC.

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Award Winners Masterclass: Matthew Hall on Writing

Wednesday, 6 February 2019 – 4:00pm
The Atrium, University of South Wales

A chance to hear from the BAFTA Cymru winning writer of Keeping Faith.

Matthew began life as a trial lawyer before landing his first TV writing commission aged 27 on ITV’s Kavanagh QC starring John Thaw. He has written over 50 hours of prime-time TV drama and five novels. He divides his time between his family home in Wales and London.

A TV series of Matthew’s novels called Coroner has just been made for CBC in Canada and is airing in the UK on Universal TV from January 2019 onward. The books are set partially in Wales, and have been adapted by Welsh-born writer, Morwyn Brebner.

The event is part of the University of South Wales’ TV Futures Day.

We have a limited allocation of tickets for members. Email Vicki to reserve your place.

Martin Clunes in ITV1's Manhunt
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What TV’s on at BAFTA in February? Including Manhunt

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

A new year brings new BAFTA events, so here’s TMINE’s regular round-up. BAFTA hasn’t added any UK events for January since the previous TMINE round-up, although oddly it plans to preview BBC One’s The Cry in New York next Thursday. However, it has revealed a new event for February, which will look back at Manhunt, which is starting on ITV1 this Sunday.

The making of TV series Manhunt + Q&A with Martin Clunes and others

Thursday, 7 February 2019 – 6:30pm
Chapter Arts Centre

The team behind the ITV mini-series Manhunt discuss the creative collaborations that brought the show together.

BAFTA winning actor Martin Clunes takes the role of former Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton, who tenaciously tracked down serial killer Levi Bellfield.

Written by Ed Whitmore (Silent Witness, Rillington Place, Strike Back) and produced by Buffalo Pictures, Manhunt is the real life story of how the murder of French student, Amelie Delagrange, on Twickenham Green in August 2004 was eventually linked to the murders of Marsha McDonnell in 2003, and the abduction and murder of Milly Dowler in 2002. With the full co-operation of former DCI Colin Sutton, Manhunt dramatises the hunt to find the killer. The three-part drama follows the detailed and painstaking investigation by the former London Metropolitan police detective and his team, as they dedicated themselves to finding Amelie’s killer, and pursuing links to the other murders.

Directed by BAFTA Cymru winning Marc Evans (Trauma, Safehouse, Hinterland) and starring Welsh BAFTA Cymru-nominated actor Celyn Jones (Set Fire to the Stars) in the role of Levi Bellfield.

Ed Whitmore, Celyn Jones, Marc Evans, Martin Clunes and Buffalo Pictures’ (Doc Martin, Arthur & George) exec producer, who is also from Wales, Philippa Braithwaite join us for a Q&A to take a look back at extracts from the show that airs 6 – 8 January 2019 on ITV 1.

A limited number of members’ tickets are available from Vicki.

Public tickets will be available to buy from the Chapter box office soon.