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.

Martin Clunes in ITV1's Manhunt
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What TV’s on at BAFTA in February? Including Manhunt

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

A new year brings new BAFTA events, so here’s TMINE’s regular round-up. BAFTA hasn’t added any UK events for January since the previous TMINE round-up, although oddly it plans to preview BBC One’s The Cry in New York next Thursday. However, it has revealed a new event for February, which will look back at Manhunt, which is starting on ITV1 this Sunday.

The making of TV series Manhunt + Q&A with Martin Clunes and others

Thursday, 7 February 2019 – 6:30pm
Chapter Arts Centre

The team behind the ITV mini-series Manhunt discuss the creative collaborations that brought the show together.

BAFTA winning actor Martin Clunes takes the role of former Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton, who tenaciously tracked down serial killer Levi Bellfield.

Written by Ed Whitmore (Silent Witness, Rillington Place, Strike Back) and produced by Buffalo Pictures, Manhunt is the real life story of how the murder of French student, Amelie Delagrange, on Twickenham Green in August 2004 was eventually linked to the murders of Marsha McDonnell in 2003, and the abduction and murder of Milly Dowler in 2002. With the full co-operation of former DCI Colin Sutton, Manhunt dramatises the hunt to find the killer. The three-part drama follows the detailed and painstaking investigation by the former London Metropolitan police detective and his team, as they dedicated themselves to finding Amelie’s killer, and pursuing links to the other murders.

Directed by BAFTA Cymru winning Marc Evans (Trauma, Safehouse, Hinterland) and starring Welsh BAFTA Cymru-nominated actor Celyn Jones (Set Fire to the Stars) in the role of Levi Bellfield.

Ed Whitmore, Celyn Jones, Marc Evans, Martin Clunes and Buffalo Pictures’ (Doc Martin, Arthur & George) exec producer, who is also from Wales, Philippa Braithwaite join us for a Q&A to take a look back at extracts from the show that airs 6 – 8 January 2019 on ITV 1.

A limited number of members’ tickets are available from Vicki.

Public tickets will be available to buy from the Chapter box office soon.

What TV’s on at BAFTA in January? Including Pure, Pitching In and The Paras: Men of War

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

BAFTA has no fewer than three lovely TV events planned around the UK for January so far, all of them for programmes that start with the letter P. How Sesame Street.


TV Preview: The Paras: Men Of War

Wednesday, 9 January 2019 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA 195 Piccadilly London W1J 9LN

A preview of new ITV documentary series For The Paras: Men Of War, followed by a Q&A with key members of the production team.

This landmark series offers unprecedented access to the Parachute Regiment, exploring all aspects of this closed world which turns raw recruits into elite soldiers trained to kill.

The Paras: Men Of War provides a unique perspective and unflinching account of what it takes to make the grade, as well as providing an intimate insight into the characters of the young men and the officers charged with transforming them into battle ready paratroopers, who are the first in to any conflict. Only a few of those who join up will make it to the end.

The 3×60 series is commissioned for ITV by Tom Giles, and produced by Neil Grant (Executive Producer) and Nick Betts (Series Producer/Director) for Avanti.

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TV Preview: Pure

Monday, 14 January 2019 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London

A preview of the new six-part Channel 4 comedy drama followed by a Q+A with the creative team.

The series follows Marnie (Charly Clive) who’s caught in the grip of an undiagnosed form of obsessive compulsive disorder – a form of OCD nicknamed ‘pure O’ – where her obsessions take the form of intrusive thoughts, often sexual. On the day of her parents’ 25th wedding anniversary things reach a peak and at breaking point, she packs a bag and jumps on a coach to London. But in the capital, Marnie soon discovers she’s not the only one who’s lost…

Written by newcomer Kirstie Swain and based on Rose Cartwright’s acclaimed memoir, the lead director is BAFTA-nominated Aneil Karia and the cast includes Charly Clive, Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders), Kiran Sonia Sawar (Murdered By My Father), Niamh Algar (The Bisexual) and Anthony Welsh (Black Mirror).

Produced by Jen Kenwood and executive produced by Roanna Benn. The production company is Drama Republic and Manpreet Dosanjh is the commissioning editor for C4 drama.

We will be screening the first 2 episodes. With thanks to Channel 4

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Preview screening: Pitching In + Q&A with Larry Lamb and Melanie Walters

Thursday, 17 January 2019 – 7:00pm
Pontio, Bangor University, Deiniol Rd, Bangor LL57 2TQ

BBC Wales and BAFTA Cymru present Pitching In, starring Larry Lamb and featuring Melanie Walters, Hayley Mills, Caroline Sheen, Ifan Huw Dafydd and Valmai Jones. Join some of the stars of this brand new warm hearted comedy drama, produced by LA Productions, to preview the first episode.

The series is set around a caravan park on the north Wales coast, and was filmed in Anglesey.

Members are invited to join an invited audience at a drinks reception from 18.00.

All tickets for this event are free. Members can email Vicki to reserve their place; public tickets for the screening and Q&A can be reserved through the Pontio box office.

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What TV’s on at BAFTA in November and December? Including Care and The Craft of Directing

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

Adding to the previous events in November, BAFTA’s just announced a few more towards the end of the month, as well as one in December.


Alison Steadman and Sheridan Smith in Care © LA Productions – Photographer: Tony Blake

TV Preview: Care

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 – 6:15pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA 195 Piccadilly London W1J 9LN
A preview of the new BBC drama followed by a Q&A with writers Jimmy McGovern and Gillian Juckes and actress Sheridan Smith.

Care follow Jenny (Sheridan Smith), a mother-of-two raising her girls alone with the support of her mother Mary (Alison Steadman). When Mary suffers a devastating stroke and develops dementia, Jenny’s world comes crashing down. Finding herself torn between her own life and the wellbeing of her mother, Jenny soon discovers that another way could be possible – but she’ll have to fight for it. The 90-minute drama is produced by LA Productions for BBC One.

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The Alienist

An Audience with Luke Evans

Thursday, 29 November 2018 – 7:30pm
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

Luke was born in Pontypool and grew up in Aberbargoed. He received a scholarship to the London Studio Centre, and graduated in 2000. An established star in film and on London’s West End and, Welsh actor Luke Evans continues to make an impression in Hollywood.

Luke was most recently seen starring as ‘John Moore’ in the crime TV series The Alienist, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival and was released in April on Netflix. A sequel series, The Angel of Darkness, has been commissioned to begin filming next year.

There are 60 free tickets for members (available on a first-come, first-served basis) to include a drinks networking reception. Members of the public can purchase tickets for £10 inc VAT from the BAFTA ticketing site

Masterclass: The Craft of Directing TV Drama

Tuesday, 4 December 2018 – 7:00pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA 195 Piccadilly London W1J 9LN

Join a panel of practitioners who will share insights and experiences on leading a creative vision, working with writers and actors, and their key collaborators on set and in the edit, as well as what they see as the current challenges of excellence in storytelling. The global TV drama boom continues providing opportunities for directors to develop and deliver their creative visions on screen like never before.


  • BAFTA-winning director Jonny Campbell (Informer, Westworld, In the Flesh, Eric and Ernie)
  • SJ Clarkson, director (Succession, Collateral, Vinyl, Star Trek 4)
  • BAFTA-winning director Euros Lyn (Kiri, Damilola: Our Loved Boy, Happy Valley, Sherlock). He also won the BAFTA Cymru Sian Phillips award in 2015.

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What TV’s on at BAFTA in November? Including On the Edge

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

I’m going to try to keep on the ball a bit more with BAFTA events, so actually go to its website every week or so to find out what they’re showing that they haven’t told me about. This week, we have one new TV entry, airing in November.

4Stories – On the Edge and Q&A

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 – 6:00pm
Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Created out of Channel 4’s major talent initiative 4stories, On the Edge is a bold and uncompromising three-part anthology looking at life in Britain today. These distinct but thematically linked films shine a light on key perspectives in criminal justice – the story of a victim, a witness, and a repeat offender – and serve up a raw slice of real life in contemporary Britain. Join executive producers Ben Bickerton and Phil Trethowan for more information on this year’s search for the next breakthrough filmmakers.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Ben Bickerton, Phil Trethowan and writers Janice Okoh and Georgia Christou.

That Girl – written by Rose Lewenstein, Directed by Dionne Edwards

Free-spirited Ashley (Chanel Cresswell) refuses to grow up, enabled by sensible flatmate Becca (Alexandra Roach). But when she is forced to confront a reality she tried to bury in her past, their faithful bond is tested. Will Ashley take the law into her own hands?

A Mother’s Love – written by Janice Okoh, Directed by Anwar Boulifa.

The lives of single mum Josephine (Nadine Marshall) and her 11 year old son Ishmael (Keajohon Jennings Dillon) are shattered when he witnesses a gangland crime on their estate and is asked to testify against the killer.

Through the Gates – written by Georgia Christou, Directed by Stella Coraddi

Aimee (Ria Zmitrowicz) has spent most of her youth in and out of prison. Tessa (Wunmi Mosaku) is her disillusioned parole officer, living her own life of organised chaos. Both are trapped in viscous cycles. Can they help each other find a way out?

All tickets for this event are FREE

Members can reserve their place by emailing Vicki.

Non-members can reserve a ticket via Chapter box office.