Derry Girls
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What (still yet more) TV’s on at BAFTA in February? Including Derry Girls

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

February’s BAFTA bounty never seems to end. Still nothing for March, but after our previous five separate announcements for February, here’s a sixth. Amazing stuff.

TV Preview: Derry Girls

Thursday, 21 February 2019 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LN

A preview of the second series of the hit Channel 4 comedy by a Q+A with the creative team.

Derry Girls is the creation of acclaimed writer Lisa McGee and follows Erin (Saoirse Monica Jackson), Orla (Louisa Harland), Clare (Nicola Coughlan), Michelle (Jamie-Lee O’Donnell) and James (Dylan Llewellyn) as they navigate their teens in Derry in the early 1990s.

It’s a time of armed police in armoured Land Rovers and British Army checkpoints. But it’s also the time of Murder She Wrote, The Cranberries, MJ and Lisa Marie, Doc Martens, bomber jackets, The X Files, Nirvana and Wayne’s World.

Commissioned for Channel 4 by Head of Comedy Fiona McDermott and Commissioning Editor Jack Bayles, Derry Girls is a commission for Hat Trick Productions and is a showcase of creative talent from Northern Ireland, entirely set and made locally.

We will be screening the first two episodes followed by a Q+A with writer Lisa McGee, cast Saoirse Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan and Dylan Llewellyn, and director Michael Lennox.

With thanks to Channel 4.

Tickets will be available to collect from reception.

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35 Awr
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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.

Curfew
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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.