Killing Eve
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What TV’s on at BAFTA in September 2018? Including Killing Eve, A Discovery of Witches, Outsiders and No Offence

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

BAFTA’s got some interesting TV lined up for September, including previews of Killing Eve (all the episodes of which I’ve reviewed elsewhere on the blog if you do a quick search, but here’s the TMINE verdict), A Discovery of Witches, Outsiders and the third series of No Offence. Here’s what you can still buy tickets for, though (sorry – holidays!)

Killing Eve

TV Preview: Killing Eve

Wednesday, 5 September 2018 – 6:30pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London

A preview of the new BBC series followed by a Q&A with the creative team.

From multi-BAFTA winning writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) the eight-part series follows Eve (Sandra Oh), a bored MI5 security officer whose desk job does not fulfil her fantasies of being a spy. That is until she’s tasked with tracking down fearsome assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer), throwing them into a cat-and-mouse game that turns the traditional spy-thriller on its head.

The all-star cast includes Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter), David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral), and Kim Bodnia (The Bridge).

The series is a Sid Gentle Films Ltd production for BBC America, and was acquired from Endeavor Content. It will premiere on BBC One and will be made available as a box set on BBC.

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UK premiere: A Discovery of Witches + Q&A

Wednesday, 5 September 2018 – 7:00pm
Cineworld, Mary Ann St, Cardiff CF10 2EN

Bad Wolf Productions and SKY One present the UK premiere of their brand new TV series. Adapted from Deborah Harkness’ best selling novel A Discovery of Witches is a contemporary love story set in our world, but one which humans share with the declining species of witches, vampires and daemons – creatures existing and working amongst us, but hiding, unknown to most humans, in plain sight.

Teresa Palmer (Hacksaw Ridge) plays brilliant academic and historian Diana Bishop, a reluctant witch denying her heritage. The discovery of a manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library throws her into the heart of a dangerous mystery and into the path of enigmatic geneticist Matthew Clairmont played by Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey, The Crown), an ancient vampire hiding dark family secrets.

Bad Wolf is the result of over 15 years of creative collaboration between founders Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner and the production and creative community of Wales.

A Q&A with key cast and crew will follow the screening. Details to be confirmed nearer the time.

We have an allocation of members’ tickets available. Please email Vicki to reserve your place.

TV Preview: No Offence

Monday, 10 September 2018 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London

A preview of the third series of Paul Abbott’s BAFTA-nominated Channel 4 series, followed by a Q+A with creator and writer Abbott, director Catherine Morshead and cast Joanna Scanlan and Will Mellor.

This season sees the crime-fighting Friday Street team face off against their most formidable antagonist yet: the far-right. A contentious Manchester mayoral election is a tinderbox ready to ignite. And a far-right group are determinedly fuelling the chaos. When a political event becomes a flashpoint for deadly violence the team must race to catch a killer and stop an escalating reign of terror across the city.

DI Viv Deering (Scanlan) and her coppers find themselves clashing once more with the underworld and the upper brass alike. Deering’s never had it so tough and finds she must deploy every weapon in her arsenal to keep her team together and restore peace to a community wracked with political and xenophobic uncertainty.

The all-star cast includes Elaine Cassidy, Alexandra Roach, Will Mellor, Sharon Rooney and Neil Maskell.

No Offence is written and created by Paul Abbott and produced by his company AbbottVision. Executive Producers are Paul Abbott, Martin Carr and Paul Coe for AbbottVision; with Philip Leach as Producer.

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TV Preview: Outsiders

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 – 6:00pm
Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Tom thinks it’s time his youth group got in touch with their inner selves, outside. But when group therapy and organised fun collide, bad things happen. A new comedy drama with songs. Written by 5 new Welsh writers and starring 6 new Welsh actors/actresses, ‘Outsiders’ will be broadcast as a 30 minute TV drama on BBC Wales this autumn. A BBC Writersroom and Boom Cymru production for BBC Wales.

We’ve all got problems, but Tom has more than most as he’s taking his teen therapy group for their big summer outing. Only the venue turns out to be a bit crap and there are hours to fill until the minibus comes back to pick them up. The teenagers don’t want to be there, but Tom is sure they’ll be able to get in touch with their inner-selves, outside… without touching each other that is. There are no breakthrough, life changing moments, but as Tom attempts to keep the gang entertained – and alive – there is something resembling fun, friendship and laughter. Oh and there’s songs….

Each individual character story is written by a different emerging Welsh writer. Outsiders can be watched as five single standalone films or as one half hour of comedy drama.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the team behind Outsiders with a discussion centred around BBC Wales’ commitment to Comedy and the BBC’s Commitment to new talent in association with BBC Writersroom. More information coming soon on the Q&A panellists.

This is a post-watershed show which contains strong language and adult themes.

We have 20 complimentary members tickets available for this event. Email Vicki to reserve your place.

Public tickets are available to purchase via Chapter.

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Love Island
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What TV’s on at BAFTA in August and September 2018? Including Female Firsts and Guru Live

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

Following on from last time, August’s BAFTA events continue with a Female Firsts exhibition. Meanwhile, September’s Guru Live events is so big and powerful, I can’t even begin to list it all, so you’ll have to have a précis.

Female Firsts: Women Making BAFTA History

Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 August, Various Times. Last entry 6pm.
BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London

The last chance to see our current exhibition in its entirety. Book now to explore the work and achievements of over 90 women from the history of BAFTA and that of film, games and television in Britain.

As the British Academy of Film and Television Arts counts down to its 75th anniversary in 2022, we are delving into our archive to uncover some of the stories it contains. These stories not only illuminate the history of BAFTA, but explore the nature of our relationship with film, games and television.

Since the establishment of the Academy in 1947, many ground-breaking, talented women have steered the course of BAFTA as an organisation and many more have shaped the art forms it celebrates and supports. This exhibition, featuring over 100 images and ephemera from the BAFTA archives, plus a host of external libraries and collections, highlights a selection of these women and the work they have created.

All of them represent a ‘BAFTA first’ of some kind – from the first women to be recognised in various awards categories and the first female Fellows to the first woman President of the Academy and the creator of the iconic BAFTA mask – each of these women have not only contributed to excellence in the screen arts, they have defined it.

Entry to the exhibition is £3 – No booking required for members to view the exhibition.

First entry 13.00 – Last entry 18.00.

Tickets for this event will also be available to purchase on the door.

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Black Earth Rising
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What TV’s on at BAFTA in August 2018? Including Black Earth Rising

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

It’s early days for BAFTA in its usual incremental release of its timetable, so the most I can do is tell you that there’ll be one TV event on the first day of August hosted by BAFTA. There may be more to come or BAFTA might decide that there’s no point since everyone’s on holiday. No one will probably know until two days before, but I’ll let you know as soon as I know.

Preview: Black Earth Rising

Wednesday, 1 August 2018 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London

A preview of the new BBC thriller followed by a Q&A with writer, director and producer Hugo Blick and actress Michaela Coel.

Playing out across the UK, Europe, Africa and the USA, Black Earth Rising explores the prosecution of international war crimes and the West’s relationship with contemporary Africa. The story follows Kate Ashby (Coel); rescued as a young child during the Rwandan genocide, she is adopted by Eve Ashby (Harriet Walter), a world class British prosecutor in international criminal law. Kate was raised in Britain and, now in her late twenties, works as a legal investigator in the law chambers of Michael Ennis (John Goodman). When Eve takes on a case at the International Criminal Court, prosecuting an African militia leader, the story detonates, pulling Michael and Kate into a journey that will upend their lives forever.

The eight-part series is made by Forgiving Earth Limited, a co-production company of Eight Rooks Limited and Drama Republic Limited. The series is co-produced by Abi Bach and executive produced by Greg Brenman for Drama Republic and Piers Wenger for the BBC.

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Vanity Fair
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What (extra) TV’s on at BAFTA in June and July 2018? Including To Provide All People, Vanity Fair and Meet the Daytime Commissioners

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

BAFTA ain’t half cramming them in now. Not only has it added a couple of TV events to its July schedule, there’s another one just been slotted in the June calendar as well.

To Provide All People

Preview screening: To Provide all People + Q&A

A preview screening of BBC Wales’ latest landmark television drama commission as it celebrates the 70th anniversary of the NHS. The film poem written by BAFTA Cymru winner Owen Sheers in the voice of the NHS is directed by Pip Broughton and produced by Vox Pictures, the same creative team behind the award-winning drama Aberfan: The Green Hollow.

The drama tells the story of a single day in the NHS, from dusk to dawn, with a single hospital at its heart. To Provide All People will be broadcast across the UK at the end of June. The stellar cast includes: Michael Sheen, Eve Myles, Jonathan Pryce, Martin Freeman, Michelle Fairley, Amiee-Ffion Edwards, Meera Syal, Celia Imrie, Suzanne Packer, George Mackay, Sian Phillips and Lesley Manville.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with writer Owen Sheers, director Pip Broughton and actress Eve Myles.

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Meet the Commissioners: Daytime

Monday, 16 July 2018 – 9:00am
David Lean Room, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London

A panel of daytime commissioners from a range of broadcasters will talk through the opportunities for producers and share their commissioning slate for the future. The panel will discuss the importance of strong repeatable formats and whether daytime is still a place to try out new shows and talent. The commissioners will reveal what they are looking for to create distinctive channel content that rates.

The panel includes:

  • Jane Beacon, Joint Head of Daytime at ITV. Programmes include Good Morning Britain and The Chase
  • Dan McGolpin, Controller of Daytime at the BBC. Credits include Matron, Medicine and Me and Richard Osman’s House of Games
  • David Sayer, Head of Daytime at Channel 4. Credits include Couples Come Dine With Me and My Floating Home.

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Vanity Fair

TV Preview: Vanity Fair

Monday, 16 July 2018 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London

Adapted by BAFTA-nominated screenwriter Gwyneth Hughes (The Girl, Five Days, Dark Angel), this seven-part drama follows the story of Becky Sharpe (Olivia Cooke) as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the ranks of English Society during the Napoleonic Wars. The series is produced by Julia Stannard (War & Peace, The Great Train Robbery, United) with James Strong (Liar, Broadchurch, United) directing. Mammoth Screen’s Managing Director Damien Timmer executive produces the series with Gwyneth Hughes, James Strong and Tom Mullens (Endeavour, Fearless, Poldark).

The series has been commissioned for ITV by Head of Drama Polly Hill and premieres on the channel internationally before premiering as an Amazon Prime Exclusive in the US.

We will be screening the first episode in the series, with a total run time of 50 minutes, followed by a Q&A with cast and crew.

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Hang Ups
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What TV’s on at BAFTA in July 2018? Including Hang Ups and Judge Romesh

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

It’s been barely seconds since the previous BAFTA post on TMINE, but here comes another one, since BAFTA just revealed two more events, this time in July. If Hang Ups sounds familiar, BTW, that’s because it’s a remake of Showtime (US)’s Web Therapy.

Hang Ups

TV Preview: Hang Ups

Thursday, 5 July 2018 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London

A preview of the new Channel 4 comedy followed by a Q+A with co-writer and lead actor Stephen Mangan

Written by Robert Delamere and Stephen Mangan, Hang Ups is an unconventional comedy about an unconventional therapist trying to keep his unconventional life, and patients, from falling apart.

Mangan stars as Dr. Richard Pitt, a therapist who finds himself at a crossroads in life. After the collapse of his previous group therapy practice, Richard develops a new form of therapy – weekly quick-fire sessions with his patients through a webcam. The few patients on his list present a hilarious and outrageous catalogue of neuroses, phobias, issues, anxieties and psychopathies, but even these short sessions, where he’s confronted by everything from the sublime to the ridiculous, are not his greatest challenge… His patience and temperament are stretched to their limit by the daily interruptions of a demanding extended family, errant teenagers and his own trouble-filled past.

The all-star cast includes Richard E. Grant, Jessica Hynes, David Tennant, Arsher Ali, Charles Dance, Katherine Parkinson and Celia Imrie amongst others.

With thanks to the Channel 4

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Judge Romesh

TV Preview: Judge Romesh

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London
A TV Preview of UKTV’s new comedy reality show. Followed by a Q&A with Romesh Ranganathan, Kerry Howard, Tom Davis, Dan Baldwin.

Directed by Ollie Bartlett and hosted by Romesh Ranganathan, this new reality show will offer a brutal and hilarious judgement on people’s real life domestic disputes. Each episode will see Romesh joined in court by comedians Tom Davis and Kerry Howard – together, they’ll find answers to the arguments of the everyman.

Executive produced for Hungry Bear Media by Dan Baldwin and Andy Price.

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