Yes Minister
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What TV’s on at the BFI in March 2020? Including Doctor Who and Yes Minister

And it’s a very quiet March for TV at the BFI. While there’s a plethora of movies to watch, there’s a mere two TV events lined up. But they are pretty decent at least:

  • Yes Minister at 40, with a showing of Party Games and co-creator Jonathan Lynn in conversation
  • A showing of the Doctor Who story The Talons of Weng-Chiang, complete with Q&A with Louise Jameson (aka Leela)

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The Faceless Ones
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What TV’s on at the BFI in February 2020? Including The Faceless Ones and Flesh and Blood

2020’s here, TMINE has just returned but the BFI is already thinking about February. Maybe it wants Valentine’s Day to come round quickly?

There’s not a huge amount on, mind, but there are some good talks at least:

  • A talk about Fellow Traveller
  • A talk about Of Mud & Flame: The Penda’s Fen Source Book
  • A talk about Playing Gay in the Golden Age of British TV
  • A preview of ITV’s Flesh and Blood + Q&A
  • Two discussions of Ready Steady Go!
  • A showing of the animated version of Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones + Q&A with Anneke Wills

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Spaced
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What TV’s on at the BFI in January 2020? Including Spaced 21st anniversary reunion

It’s 2020 in BFI calendar-land, and normally we have the usual January Christmas hangover in its TV schedules. However, 2020 starts with a bang – and a lot of previews.

  • A Spaced reunion to celebrate its 21st anniversary, with Edgar Wright, Jessica Hynes, Julia Deakin, Katy Carmichael, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (work permitting)
  • A preview of two episodes of Inside No.9, with Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith
  • A preview of series three of This Country, with Daisy May Cooper, Charlie Cooper and Paul Chahidi
  • A preview of Baghdad Central, with Waleed Zuaiter, Bertie Carvel (schedule permitting) and July Namir
  • A season of Fay Weldon TV series, including Q&As with Weldon, Patricia Hodge (schedule permitting)
  • The one with the discussion of the only book-length analysis of Friends

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Peter Capaldi in Martin's Close
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What TV’s on at the BFI in December 2019? Including Dracula and Missing Believed Wiped

It’s Christmas!

Well, only in BFI calendar-land, which occupies its own time zone.

As usual, there’s an eclectic but truncated mix of shows, with Christmas typically removing not one week but three from most organisations’ ability to do any work. But there is some good stuff:

  • A preview of Steven Moffatt and Mark Gatiss’s Dracula, complete with Q&A with Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and Dracula
  • A preview of this year’s Ghost Story for Christmas, complete with Q&A with Mark Gatiss. But not Dracula or Steven Moffat
  • A preview of Cinderella: After Ever After + Q&A with David Walliams. But not Mark Gatiss
  • A pantomime season featuring lots of TV pantomimes.
  • This year’s Missing Believed Wiped season.

That’s not bad, is it? What do you mean “Oh no it isn’t”?

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Game of Thrones
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What TV’s on at the BFI in October/November 2019

We’re at that slightly odd time of the year when the BFI decides to have a major film festival or something, so there’s not enough happening for a regular programme for two months.

Yes, it’s October/November 2019, folks.

That means there’s pretty slim pickings TV-wise for the next month or two, but what there is is pretty good:

  • A preview of the forthcoming His Dark Materials at the BFI IMAX, with intro by Dafne Keen and Ruth Wilson
  • A preview of the forthcoming War of the Worlds (with unnamed special guests)
  • A complete screening of Rock Follies, complete with Q&A with Rula Lenska, Charlotte Cornwell, Howard Schuman and Andy Mackay
  • A free celebration of Game of Thrones (with unnamed special guests)
  • A showing of a restored and extended version of Doctor Who story The Curse of Fenric, with Q&A with Sophie Aldred and Andrew Cartmell
  • A talk on the rebirth of the TV musical, including a screening of Our Gay Wedding: The Musical

That’s not bad, is it?

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