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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This Country
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What TV’s on at BAFTA in June 2018? Including Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing, The Staircase and This Country

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

It’s been a while since the previous BAFTA post on TMINE, principally because BAFTA hasn’t been doing anything TV-related. However, there’s four – count ’em – new events lined up air between now and the first week of July, so let’s look at them.

Gone Fishing

TV Preview: Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

Thursday, 7 June 2018 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly

A preview of the new BBC Two series followed by a Q&A Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse, in conversation with Charlie Higson.

Lifelong friends Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer have more in common than just their love of comedy – they have both recently suffered from heart disease and directly faced their own mortality.

We observe them as they re-connect with each other and share their personal and often hilarious experiences of life while testing the parameters of true friendship… on a soggy riverbank.

Experienced angler Paul takes Bob to some of the most tranquil and naturally beautiful places in the UK to try to teach him the peaceful art of fishing, while Bob reveals his new found culinary skills by cooking health conscious meals for Paul.

In this funny and poignant six part series they candidly discuss everything from showbusiness to solitude to relationships and romance, while trying to catch some of the most significant species of fish in the country.

This is as much an insight into the hearts and minds of two of the UK’s best loved comics as it is about capturing the extreme exhilaration and occasional monotony of one of the most popular past times in the UK.

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TV Preview: The Staircase

Thursday, 14 June 2018 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London

A preview of a new episode of the compelling story of Michael Peterson, a crime novelist accused of killing wife Kathleen after she is found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their home, and the 16 year judicial battle that followed. Followed by a Q+A with creator and director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade.

On December 9, 2001, in Durham, North Carolina, a 911 call summoned police to Kathleen Peterson’s house, where they discovered her lifeless body at the foot of a staircase. Her husband, Michael, a local public figure and successful novelist, quickly becomes the prime suspect. In October 2003, as his distraught children look on, Michael Peterson is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his wife. Twelve years after his five-month trial ends with a life sentence, four years after a startling twist wins him release under house arrest, Michael Peterson now faces his final trial.

Netflix will air three brand new episodes alongside the original 2004 series. We will be screening a recap episode (run time 25 minutes) followed by episode 12 (run time 45 minutes).

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This Country

Craft of Comedy Festival: This Country screening

Saturday, 16 June 2018 – 10:25am
Venue Cymru, Llandudno

A screening of the hit BBC Three comedy exploring the lives of young people in modern rural Britain, focusing on cousins Kerry and Kurtan and their lives in the Cotswolds.

This Country was recently awarded the Breakthrough Talent award at this year’s BAFTA Craft Awards and is nominated in multiple categories at the BAFTA Television Awards taking place in May.

There is an allocation of free tickets to this screening exclusively for BAFTA Cymru members. Please email Vicki to reserve your place.

More information about the full festival line-up can be found at

Full festival passes are available at a discounted rate for BAFTA Cymru members. Please contact [email protected] with your BAFTA membership number.

BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Showcase: TV Comedy

Monday, 2 July 2018 – 7:00pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly

A showcase of three TV comedy script extracts by emerging UK writing talent, selected by an industry jury.

Featuring industry guests producer Lindsay Hughes (Hunderby, Gavin and Stacey) and writer Robert Popper (Friday Night Dinner, Look Around You) who will critique three winning scripts performed by professional actors in front of a live audience as well as sharing insights into their own working processes.

The format selects three 10-minute script extracts from applications sent in by emerging writing talent from all over the country and the pieces have been chosen by industry experts.

For more information on Rocliffe, click here

View the industry Jury here

Deep State
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What TV’s on at BAFTA in March 2018? Including Ordeal By Innocence, Deep State and Sir David Attenborough

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

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Ordeal by Innocence

TV Preview: Ordeal By Innocence + Q&A with Sandra Goldbacher, Sarah Phelps, Morven Christie, Gaynor Holmes and James Prichard

Thursday, 22 March 2018 – 6:30pm
Cineworld Renfrew Street, Glasgow

Wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll is murdered at her family estate Sunny Point. Her adopted son Jack Argyll, a young delinquent, is arrested for her murder. He vehemently protests his innocence. Eighteen months later, Dr Arthur Calgary, a scientist, walks onto the velvety lawns of Sunny Point claiming to have just returned from an expedition to the Arctic. Even more extraordinary is his claim to hold the alibi that can prove Jack’s innocence.

But Jack died in prison before the case could come to trial, and the Argyll family is reluctant to dig up the secrets of the past. Rachel’s widower Leo is about to remarry his secretary Gwenda and none of Rachel’s other adopted children Mary, Mickey, Tina or Hester, nor longstanding housekeeper Kirsten, is willing to reopen that most horrendous chapter of their lives.

However, the shattering implications of Calgary’s story are too big to avoid; if he is telling the truth then the wrong person was arrested for Rachel’s murder. And if Jack was not the killer, then it must have been somebody else at Sunny Point.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Sandra Goldbacher, writer Sarah Phelps, actor Morven Christie, BBC Scotland Commissioner Gaynor Holmes and James Prichard, Chairman & CEO Agatha Christie Ltd. Networking drinks will follow the Q&A.

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Deep State
Mark Strong in Deep State

TV Preview: Deep State + Q&A

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly

A preview of Fox’s new original espionage drama followed by a Q&A with creator and showrunner Matthew Parkhill, actor Joe Dempsie, Executive Producer Hilary Bevan Jones and VP for Scripted Fox Networks Group Sara Johnson.

Deep State follows Max Easton (Mark Strong), an ex-spy whose past comes back to haunt him when he’s convinced by the head of a covert MI6/CIA team to return to the field and avenge the death of his son Harry (Joe Dempsie). Max finds himself at the heart of a dangerous game, as powerful corporations demonstrate the great lengths they are willing to go to in order to bury their secrets.

Co-created, directed and written by Matthew Parkhill (Rogue) this is Fox Network Group’s first regionally scripted commission and is produced by Endor Productions. We will be screening the first 2 episodes in the series, with a total run time of 90 minutes.

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David Attenborough

Natural History with Sir David Attenborough

Thursday, 29 March 2018 – 7:00pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly

Multi-BAFTA winning Sir David Attenborough discusses his long and illustrious career filming and broadcasting the wonders of the natural world over the last six decades.

In conversation with presenter Sandi Toksvig, Sir David will highlight some of his most memorable and significant career moments, the impact of new technologies on wildlife programming and the craft behind some of the most-loved, entertaining, and socially impactful natural history shows ever made.

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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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