The South Bank Show Live
RTS events

What TV’s on at the RTS in June? Including The South Bank Show live

Every month, TMINE lets you know what TV the RTS will be presenting around the country

Only one event that I’ve seen for June, but it looks pretty good.

The South Bank Show Live

Date: Thursday 27 June
Timings: 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start
Venue: Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG

Join The South Bank Show‘s Melvyn Bragg in conversation with TV writers Jed Mercurio, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith and Heidi Thomas as they discuss the ideas and influences that inspire their work, how they go about writing their scripts and how they reach out to such substantial audiences.

Edited and presented by Melvyn Bragg, The South Bank Show is the longest-running arts show on British television and has showcased both high art and popular culture to a mass audience for over 40 years.

British TV drama is currently commanding huge audiences – and has become one of our main cultural talking points. The subjects of the new South Bank series are Jed Mercurio, the writer and showrunner of Line of Duty and Bodyguard; Jack Thorne*, writer of Skins, National Treasure, This Is England and the theatre production, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, writers and stars of The League of Gentleman, Psychoville and the multi-award-winning Inside No. 9 and Heidi Thomas, creator and writer of Call the Midwife, who has also adapted Cranford and Little Women.

An evening not to be missed, this event will give an exclusive insight into how the best British TV drama writers work.  There will also be an opportunity for a Q&A session with the panel after the discussion.

*Please note that Jack Thorne is unavailable to attend this event due to the opening night of his new play.

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On The Edge
BAFTA events

What TV’s on at BAFTA in August? Including 4Stories: On the Edge series 2

Every Tuesday, TMINE flags up what new TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK

BAFTA’s already looking ahead to the summer, so although there’s bound to be more events to add to June and July’s roster, we have our first August event already.

Preview screening – 4Stories: On the Edge series 2 + Q&A with key creatives

Wednesday, 14 August 2019
6:00pm
Chapter Arts Centre, Market Rd, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1QE

On the Edge, Channel 4’s BAFTA nominated anthology of short films is back for a second series. The films, which were shot in Wales, were developed though the 4Stories initiative, and written and directed by the most exciting new talent in the UK. They look at the lives of three diverse characters trying to find their place in the world.

Following the screening there will be a Q&A with key creatives. 

Members: Email Hannah to reserve your place.
Non-members: tickets will be available to purchase via the Chapter box office (but not yet as far as I can see)

Adulting
Writer – Chinonyerem Odimba
Director – Ash Morris

Candice is a young vulnerable woman who desperately wants some independence and has moved into her own flat. Kems is a young man, down on his luck, sleeping on his mate Olly’s sofa to get away from his alcoholic dad. A chance meeting leads to an intimate friendship, but when Olly calls in a favour, Kems’ feels under pressure to take advantage of Candice. Have they all underestimated her?

Cast – (newcomer) India Eva Rae, Jack Rowan, Michael Socha 

For You
Writer – John Servante
Director – Stroma Cairns 

A romantic comedy about mental illness. Rev and girlfriend Alex are passionately in love but Rev suffers from anxiety and depression which he tries to control with therapy, medication and mindfulness. Things come to a head at Alex’s sister’s wedding weekend when Rev is confronted by her families prejudice. Will the pressure be too much to bear? Can Rev and Alex’s relationship survive? And will he ever be able to master a golf swing in front of his father in law? 

Cast – Rudi Dharmalingam, Catherine Steadman, Amanda Redman 

BBW 
Writer – Yolanda Mercy
Director – William Stefan Smith 

Remi, a vibrant plus-size British Nigerian woman is looking for love, and for a job, and generally just trying to navigate her impending adulthood. She lives in buzzing Brixton with her single mother, has a great group of friends, and has met a new guy down at the job centre who’s not only fit but seems genuine. But Remi has father issues and uses food to eat her emotions. Can she find a place for herself in this world? 

Cast – (newcomer) Juliet Okotie, Andi Osho, Jamael Westman 

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Un Bore Mercher (Keeping Faith)
BAFTA events

What TV’s on at BAFTA in June and July? Including Dark Mon£y and Keeping Faith

Every Tuesday, TMINE flags up what new TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK

After a bit of a breather, TMINE’s regular round-up of BAFTA TV things is back again with a couple of events, one at the end of June, another in July.

I’m not sure why they’re doing a ‘premiere’ of series 2 of Keeping Faith, given S4C has just finished airing the Welsh language version Un Bore Mercher, but it’s there if you want it.

Dark Money

TV Preview: Dark Mon£y

Tuesday, 25 June
6:45pm 
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LN

A preview of the first episode of new BBC One drama followed by a Q+A with writer Levi David Addai, actors Jill Halfpenny and Babou Ceesay, and director Lewis Arnold.

Written by BAFTA-nominated writer Levi David Addai (Damilola, Our Loved Boy); starring BAFTA-nominated Babou Ceesay (Damilola, Our Loved Boy) and Jill Halfpenny (Three Girls); and directed by Lewis Arnold (Broadchurch), Dark Mon£y tells the fictional story of The Mensahs, an ordinary working-class family from North London whose youngest son has recently finished filming a major Hollywood movie role.

But Manny (Ceesay) and Sam’s (Halfpenny) world is shattered when Isaac reveals he was abused whilst out in America by a renowned filmmaker. Although guilt-ridden, the family decide to accept a substantial pay-off to keep silent, believing the money will help start a new life, enable them to heal and avoid the publicity hell of pressing charges against a celebrity. They are wrong. Damage runs deep, and the price of taking the money may be too high.

Also joining the cast are Rebecca Front (War and Peace), Susan Wokoma (Chewing Gum), Olive Gray (Home from Home), Ellen Thomas (Teachers), Arnold Oceng (The Good Lie), Joseph May (Resident Evil), Rudi Dharmalingam (Our Girl) and Gary Beadle (EastEnders).

Produced by The Forge Entertainment, Dark Mon£y is a 4×60’ drama series. Executive Producers are George Faber and Mark Pybus for The Forge, Lucy Richer for BBC One and Levi David Addai. Producer is Erika Hossington.

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Premiere event: Keeping Faith – Series 2

Monday, 8 July
6:00pm 
National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park, Cardiff

BBC Wales and BAFTA Cymru have great pleasure in inviting you to the première of the first episode of the second series of Keeping Faith.

Be the first to see Faith fighting to keep her family together, her business afloat and her friend out of jail…

Stars of the show Eve Myles (Faith Howells) and Bradley Freegard (Evan Howells) will be attending ‎the screening, along with the writers and producers.

Public tickets will be distributed by random draw.‎ To enter the ballot, please click here before 11.55 on Wednesday 19 June.

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This Way Up
BFI events

What TV’s on at the BFI in July? Including This Way Up, The Orchid House and 90s TV

Every month, TMINE lets you know what TV the BFI will be presenting at the South Bank in London

It’s a slightly eclectic and odd selection of TV shows at the BFI this July. How do they pick ’em? Well, there’s actually a session going behind the scenes at the BFI that explains their TV selections, so you best ask them then.

This month, though, the main feature is a nostalgic look at 90s TV. I say ‘TV’, but it’s mostly Screen One and Screen Two showings so borderline movies; however, there is a session dedicated to 90s kids TV shows, featuring some of the cast and creators, to look forward to.

On top of that, there’s a preview of Channel 4’s This Way Up, possibly including a Q&A with Aisling Bea and Sharon Horgan; and a day long showing of Channel 4’s adaptation of Phyllis Shand Allfrey’s The Orchid House.

Full details after the jump.

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Neil Gaiman
Events

What TV’s on at the Southbank Centre in May? Including Neil Gaiman: Good Omens

Other than the events at the BFI, The Southbank Centre isn’t one of the venues TMINE regularly monitors for TV-related fare.

However, I’ve just noticed that tomorrow, to coincide with the release of Good Omens on Amazon on Friday, the man-god Neil Gaiman is discussing said show, which is based on the novel he wrote with Terry Pratchett.

There are still tickets left, so get booking if you’re interested.

Neil Gaiman: Good Omens

Date: Wednesday May 29
Timings: 7.30pm-9pm
Venue: Royal Festive Hall

The master storyteller reflects on reinventing the modern classic Good Omens for the screen, joined by stars of the series David Tennant and Michael Sheen.

Before he died in 2015, Sir Terry Pratchett asked Neil Gaiman to make a television series of the internationally beloved novel they wrote together thirty years ago.

Ahead of the series launching on Amazon Prime Video and the BBC, hear from Gaiman himself about adapting the novel as well as being the showrunner for the series, which stars David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Jon Hamm and Miranda Richardson, to name but a few.

For one night only, Gaiman speaks about bringing his original collaboration with Pratchett to life, the differences between page and screen, how the characters continue to surprise him and why this wicked comedy about Armageddon remains relevant today.

Chairing the conversation is journalist, broadcaster and writer Kirsty Wark.

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Pricing

£15 – £25
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)