White House Farm
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What (more) TV’s on at BAFTA in January? Including White House Farm

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

Despite BAFTA’s usual BAFTAness, it’s only early December yet we’ve now got not just one but two January events. Ain’t that a nice Christmas present?

TV Preview: White House Farm

Tuesday, 7 January 2020 – 7:00pm
The May Fair Hotel, Stratton St, Mayfair, London W1J 8LT

A preview of ITV’s six-part factual drama followed by a Q+A with executive producer Willow Grylls, director Paul Whittington, producer Lee Thomas and actor Freddie Fox.

White House Farm series revolves around one fateful night in August 1985 when five members of the same family were murdered at an Essex farmhouse; Sheila Caffell, her twin six-year-old sons, Daniel and Nicholas, and her parents, Nevill and June Bamber.

Essex Police initially believed that Sheila, who had mental health problems, had murdered her own family before turning the gun on herself. But Detective Sergeant Stan Jones had doubts about the murder-suicide theory, and about Sheila’s brother Jeremy Bamber, who first called the police to the farm. Eventually it was Jeremy Bamber who was charged and convicted of the murders of his own parents, sister and nephews. Bamber is currently serving life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. He is one of the few prisoners in the UK subject to a whole-life order. Bamber still maintains his innocence.

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Sex Education 2
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What TV’s on at BAFTA in January? Including Sex Education 2

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

Hot off the presses, this one – I looked this morning and it wasn’t there, but now it is. BAFTA said nothing, of course.

Preview Screening: Sex Education 2 + Q&A

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 – 6:00pm
Chapter, Cardiff

Join us and RTS Cymru for a special preview screening of Sex Education (Series 2, Episode 1) followed by a Q&A with key creatives.

Sex Education is about Otis Milburn, a socially awkward high school student who lives with his sex therapist mother, Jean. In season 1, Otis and his friend Maeve Wiley set up a sex clinic at school to capitalise on his intuitive talent for sex advice.

In season 2, as a late bloomer Otis must master his newly discovered sexual urges in order to progress with his girlfriend Ola whilst also dealing with his now strained relationship with Maeve.

Meanwhile, Moordale Secondary is in the throes of a Chlamydia outbreak, highlighting the need for better sex education at the school and new kids come to town who will challenge the status quo.

Sex Education will return to Netflix with 8 brand new episodes in 2020.

The series is written and created by Laurie Nunn and produced by Eleven. Season 2 is directed by Ben Taylor, Alice Seabright and Sophie Goodhart. Jamie Campbell, Laurie Nunn and Ben Taylor are also Executive Producers on the series

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with key creatives (names TBC). 

To book a members’ ticket please email Ella

Public tickets will be available to purchase via Chapter. 

Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon
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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. 

A BAFTA Tribute: DIY SOS

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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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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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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