March at the BFI

Time for our regular round-up of tele events at the BFI. Compared to February’s extravaganza, March is looking a bit anaemic for tele fans, with just a couple of events that are really geared up for Christie-lovers:

  • 8th: Preview: Agatha Christie’s PoirotAppointment with Death
  • 8th: Preview: Agatha Christie’s Marple

With luck, there should also be a Q&A with David Suchet and Julia McKenzie to accompany the previews.

Torchwood lovers should also note that as part of the 23rd London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Captain Jack’s romantic escapades in season one will be shown at the Mediatheque at 1pm every Saturday and Sunday throughout March up until the 22nd (when the showing will be at 1.10pm).There’ll be clips from other shows, too, and the total runtime will be 45 minutes, with three playings per performanace. It’s free, too.

Lastly, as mentioned previously, for movie buffs, there’s a couple of Blade Runner showings, including a Q&A with Rutger Hauer. There are also ‘Femme Fatale’ and ‘The Vamp’ seasons, including Rita Hayworth in Gilda, Ava Gardner in The Killers, Barbara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity, Kim Novak in Vertigo, Linda Fiorentino in The Last Seduction and Louise Brooks in Pandora’s Box (aka Die Büchse der Pandora).

In a change of policy this month, members’ priority postal, online and phone booking will all open at the same time: 11.30am on 2 February
Public booking opens 11:30am on 9 February

As always, visit the BFI web site for more details

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March at the BFI

Time for our regular round-up of tele events at the BFI. Compared to February’s extravaganza, March is looking a bit anaemic for tele fans, with just a couple of events that are really geared up for Christie-lovers:

  • 8th: Preview: Agatha Christie’s PoirotAppointment with Death
  • 8th: Preview: Agatha Christie’s Marple

With luck, there should also be a Q&A with David Suchet and Julia McKenzie to accompany the previews.

Torchwood lovers should also note that as part of the 23rd London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Captain Jack’s romantic escapades in season one will be shown at the Mediatheque at 1pm every Saturday and Sunday throughout March up until the 22nd (when the showing will be at 1.10pm).There’ll be clips from other shows, too, and the total runtime will be 45 minutes, with three playings per performanace. It’s free, too.

Lastly, as mentioned previously, for movie buffs, there’s a couple of Blade Runner showings, including a Q&A with Rutger Hauer. There are also ‘Femme Fatale’ and ‘The Vamp’ seasons, including Rita Hayworth in Gilda, Ava Gardner in The Killers, Barbara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity, Kim Novak in Vertigo, Linda Fiorentino in The Last Seduction and Louise Brooks in Pandora’s Box (aka Die Büchse der Pandora).

In a change of policy this month, members’ priority postal, online and phone booking will all open at the same time: 11.30am on 2 February
Public booking opens 11:30am on 9 February

As always, visit the BFI web site for more details

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Things I learned from Mark Gatiss, Reece Sheersmith and Steve Pemberton last night

League of Gentlemen

I went to the League of Gentlemen In Conversation event last night at the BFI. In attendance were the full League. That might get a full write up at some point, if anyone’s interested (anyone?).

But before that, I thought I’d let you know a few juicy nuggets about their forthcoming (or not) projects, including Sherlock Holmes, Psychoville and the Lucifer Box adaptations.

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Preview: Being Human

In the UK: Sundays, 9pm, BBC3. Starts January 25th
In the US: BBC America (it’s a co-prod). No airdate yet

Firstly, this ain’t the usual kind of preview since it also includes a rundown of a Q&A with the show’s producers and one of its stars, Russell Tovey.

Secondly, I’d like to announce that I’m a cretin (although you’d probably realised that for yourselves). There I was last Friday, feeling all pleased with myself that for once, I’d not had to run for trains, sprint across Hungerford Bridge, etc, to get to a screening on time, because I’d given myself plenty of time to get there. So what should happen when I got there? Why, I discovered I’d got the start time wrong and the screening had begun half an hour earlier. Oops.

So that minor act of spasness aside, let’s get on with a preview not just of the first episode (or at least the second half of the first episode) of Being Human, BBC3’s forthcoming drama about a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost, but of the rest of the series, too, as well as that wee chat with the producers.

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Russell Tovey and Julie Gardner talk Doctor Who

In advance of my Being Human preview, which should pop up either today or tomorrow depending on work, I thought I’d give you a few Doctor Who nuggets that emerged from the Q&A following the showing of the first episode at the BFI on Friday.

Present – as advertised – was Russell Tovey, who appeared in the Christmas special The Voyage of the Damned and was once tipped as a front-runner for the part of the Doctor by Russell T Davies no less, and Matthew Bouch, producer of The Sarah Jane Adventures. Also present, but not as advertised since it was originally going to be BBC3 controller Danny Cohen, was Julie Gardner, head of drama for BBC Wales and exec producer for Doctor Who.

There wasn’t that much said about Who, for obvious reasons, but a few little anecdotes emerged.

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