The Crown
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What (more) TV’s on at BAFTA in February/March 2018? Including The Crown and Kay Mellor masterclasses

Every couple of weeks, TMINE flags up what new TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK

A couple of new TV events have been announced by BAFTA this week, one in February, one in March, both ‘Masterclasses’.

The Crown

Masterclass: The Crown

Monday, 26 February 2018 – 7:00pm
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

The team behind the BAFTA-winning Netflix series will discuss bringing the historical drama to our screens.

The Crown chronicles the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and the major historical events that defined the second half of the 20th Century.

Join creator Peter Morgan, Executive Producer Suzanne Mackie, Director Ben Caron and actress Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret) as they reflect and discuss the story behind first two seasons.

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Kay Mellor

Masterclass: Kay Mellor on Screenwriting

Monday, 19 March 2018 – 7:00pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly

The BAFTA-winning writer will share her inspirations and insights into her craft.

Kay’s credits include Band of Gold, Fat Friends and the recent dramas Love, Lies & Records and Girlfriends.

Kay will be in conversation with Kate Rowland.

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Save Me (Sky)
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What TV’s on at BAFTA in February 2018? Including Save Me

Every couple of weeks, TMINE flags up what new TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK

Only one screening/notable TV event at BAFTA this month (so far…)

Preview: Save Me + Q&A

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London

A preview of the new Sky Original Production followed by a Q&A with writer and actor Lennie James, actor Stephen Graham, director Nick Murphy and Anne Mensah, Head of Drama at Sky.

Save Me follows unlikely hero Nelson ‘Nelly’ Rowe (Lennie James) a man whose world is turned upside down when he is arrested and accused of kidnapping the 13-year-old daughter he barely knew existed.

With Jody’s mother Claire (Suranne Jones) convinced of his guilt, Nelly sets out to clear his name, find the real perpetrator and save his daughter. With the help of his community and his drinking pal Melon (Stephen Graham), Nelly will stop at nothing in his quest for the truth.

From the award-winning producers of Line of Duty, Save Me is a six-part Sky Original Production written by and starring Lennie James (The Walking Dead), directed by Nick Murphy (The Last Kingdom) with music by Dustin O’Halloran (Lion).

We will be screening the first two episodes in the series, with a total run time of 90 minutes.

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Kelly Reilly in Sky Atlantic's Britannia
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What TV’s on at BAFTA in January 2018? Including Requiem and Britannia

Every couple of weeks, TMINE flags up what new TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK

We’ve already done January, but BAFTA is being its usual helpful self and not telling me about things until they have already sold out (Meet the Controllers – thanks, BAFTA!). So I’ve had a look and it turns out that they had some secret Welsh events they hadn’t told me about as well. Better still, they’re not sold out.

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Professor Green in Working Class White Men
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What TV’s on at BAFTA in January 2018? Including Working Class White Men

Every couple of weeks, TMINE flags up what new TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK

There wasn’t much to report for December, which was all about the movies (and short-form), but coming up at the start of January, we have a TV preview.

TV Preview: Working Class White Men + Q&A

Thursday, 4 January 2018 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly
The first episode of a two-part series examining why many working class white men feel demonised, forgotten and angry. Followed by a Q+A with Professor Green and director Christian Collerton.

Presented by Professor Green this documentary explores what life is really like for these men, why many of them feel abandoned, and what the consequences are for Britain if we continue to look away. Raised by his Nan on a council estate in Hackney, Professor Green is himself from a working class, low income background.

Over a period of six months he follows six working class white men in different parts of the country to understand what life in modern Britain is like for them. He examines the challenges and barriers these men face in education, work, family life and in the way the rest of society regards them.

Directed by Christian Collerton, with executive producers  Neil Crombie and Joe Evans, and produced by Swan Films.

With thanks to Channel 4

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People Just Do Nothing
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What TV’s on at BAFTA in November 2017? Including a People Just Do Nothing masterclass

Every month (more or less), TMINE flags up what TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK

Seeing as I’ve spent most of today on the phone to various customer service representatives – one of whom, who worked for a major mobile phone provider whose number is definitely not magic, decided to actual change my phone number while I was on the phone to him – WHYBW will have to wait until tomorrow. Sorry about that.

Instead, let’s catch up with BAFTA. October’s been a bit quiet for them, but in the next couple of weeks there are a couple of TV events coming up.

Masterclass: People Just Do Nothing

Wednesday, 8 November 2017 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London

The team behind the hit BBC Three mockumentary will discuss their creative process and the evolution of the show from YouTube to BAFTA-winning comedy.

Panel:

Allan ‘Seapa’ Mustafa, writer and actor (MC Grindah)
Steve Stamp, writer and actor (DJ Steves)
Asim Chaudhry, actor (Chabuddy G)
Hugo Chegwin, actor (DJ Beats)
Jon Petrie (Producer)
Ash Atalla (Producer)
Jack Clough (Director)

Chaired by comedian Holly Walsh

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Meet the Controllers: UKTV

Thursday, 9 November 2017 – 9:00am
195 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1J 9EU

Richard Watsham, Director of Commissioning and Hilary Rosen, Deputy Director of Commissioning share their vision for Britain’s biggest multichannel broadcaster. Chaired by Benji Wilson.

UKTV is investing heavily in original productions, with more original hours scheduled for 2018 than at any point in its 25 year history. With its eleven brands, it covers a wide range of genres and has broadened out into sports and gameshows, alongside original scripted comedies and lifestyle. Watsham has recently identified factual as a potential growth area for entertainment channel Dave in a bid to reach younger audiences. Watsham and Rosen will discuss current opportunities for producers across the channels and provide insight into UKTV’s plans for the future.

Richard Watsham joined UKTV in 2011 as Senior Commissioning Editor and was promoted to Director of Commissioning in 2014. Hilary Rosen joined UKTV in 2013 as a Commissioning Editor and is now Deputy Director of Commissioning. Commissioning credits include BAFTA-nominated Taskmaster, International Emmy award winner Hoff the Record, Dynamo: Magician Impossible, John Bishop: In Conversation With…,Unspun with Matt Forde, The Davina Hour, Zapped, Monty Python Live and Crackanory.

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