Brassic
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What TV’s on at the RTS in January and February? Including a Brassic evening and a Flesh and Blood preview

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

We’re rewinding time back to January at the RTS, which has lined up for next week a new Brassic event hosted by Emma Bullimore (TMINE: I did a radio show with her once, trivia fans). But we’ve another event for February, too – a screening and Q&A for ITV’s forthcoming Flesh and Blood.

Brassic

RTS and Sky present an evening with Brassic creators Joseph Gilgun, Danny Brocklehurst and David Livingstone 

Date: Thursday 30 January
Timings: 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start
Venue: h Club London, 24 Endell Street, London WC2H 9HQ

In conversation with television journalist and broadcaster Emma Bullimore, Brassic co-creators, This is England star Joseph Gilgun and award-winning writer Danny Brocklehurst, will talk alongside executive producer David Livingstone about the hilarious Sky Original comedy that brings banter, friendship and mental health to the fore.

Recently named the highest-rated Sky comedy of the last seven years and with series two already in the pipeline, the show has gained a dedicated fanbase by exploring mental health in young men through a comic lens.

Based on Joseph’s childhood spent in rural Manchester, Brassic follows the antics of a group of working-class friends who find unconventional ways to win at life. Vinnie (Joseph Gilgun), a Lancashire lad with bipolar disorder, and Dylan (Damien Molony), his razor smart best mate, are inseparable and utterly co-dependent.

Alongside Cardi, Ash, Tommo and JJ, the lads have dealt, scammed, bribed and conned their way through adolescence. But now, on the brink of adulthood, their dealing and stealing is catching up with them. Like a carefully stacked house of cards, what happens if one of them is knocked down or, worse, removed from the pack entirely?

Veering between blistering comedy and raw, heartfelt emotion, this outrageous, funny and bold show is about irreplaceable lifelong friends, loyalty and the things that come between them.

In celebration of the series, Danny, Joseph and David will discuss how the show was made – from developing the initial idea and the writing process, to finding the perfect cast to bring the writing to life. It’s an evening not to be missed.

Booking details

Tickets for RTS Members are complimentary but must be booked in advance. Tickets for non RTS members are £15.

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Screening and Q&A of Flesh and Blood

Date: Thursday 20 February
Timings: 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start
Venue: Curzon Soho, London W1D 5DY

Join the Royal Television Society at an exclusive screening of Silverprint Pictures’ new ITV new drama series Flesh and Blood on Thursday 20 February.

Following the screening, there will be a Q&A with the key creatives behind the series including writer and executive producer Sarah Williams, director Louise Hooper, executive producer Kate Bartlett and producer, Letitia Knight.

About the show

Flesh and Blood is a four-part drama, starring Imelda Staunton, Francesca Annis, Russell Tovey and Stephen Rea that follows three adult siblings – Helen (Claudie Blakley), Jake (Russell Tovey) and Natalie (Lydia Leonard), who are thrown into disarray when their recently widowed mother Vivien (Francesca Annis) declares she’s in love with a new man, Mark (Stephen Rea).

Then there’s Mary (Imelda Staunton), who has lived next door to Vivien for 40 years. Mary appears unhealthily attached to Vivien and her family’s unfolding drama. Flesh and Blood proves that we never really know what’s going on behind closed doors as years of secrets, rivalries and betrayals come to the surface.

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Making A Monster
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What TV’s on at the RTS in February? Including a screening and Q&A for Making a Monster

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

RTS is obviously considering January a bad job altogether – maybe they’re right – or I missed something because we’re now heading into February for new events.

Preview screening and Q&A for Making a Monster

Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Timings: 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start
Venue: BFI Southbank, London SE1 8XT

RTS and A&E Networks are holding a screening and Q&A of Crime+Investigation’s new series Making a Monster ahead of its broadcast on Monday February 10 . 

Following the screening, there will be a Q&A with key experts from the series including: 

  • Dan Korn, VP Programming, A+E Networks UK
  • Dr Julian Boon, chartered forensic psychologist, University of Leicester
  • Paul Britton, criminal profiler
  • Dr Samantha Lundrigan, investigative criminal psychologist, Anglia Rushkin University. 

About the show

Making a Monster is a landmark TV series on Crime+Investigation exploring the psychology of serial killers, by the men and women who have sat face to face with evil.  

Booking details

Tickets for RTS Members are complimentary but must be booked in advance. Tickets for non RTS members are £10.

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His Dark Materials
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What TV’s on at the RTS in December? Including His Dark Materials

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

Hot on the heels of last week’s RTS event, we have another interesting one lined up for December.

Preview Screening and Q&A of His Dark Materials

Date: Thursday, 5 December, 2019
Timings: 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start
Venue: Mayfair Theatre at Mayfair Hotel, Stratton Street, London W1J 8LT

In an exclusive screening of His Dark Materials, the creative team behind this hugely ambitious BBC drama discuss the writing, design and production challenges in bringing Philip Pullman’s parallel worlds to the small screen from Wolf Studios Wales.

Speakers
  • Dan McCulloch, Executive Producer
  • Jack Thorne, Writer
  • Jane Tranter, Bad Wolf founder / Executive Producer
  • Joel Collins, Production Designer
  • Russell Dodgson, Series VFX Supervisor
Bolvangar – episode synopsis

In her search for her friend Roger Lyra discovers the horrific truth behind the activities in the North. Using all her wits she must help free those around her and avoid suffering a terrible fate herself.

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Anne Robinson in The Weakest Link
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What TV’s on at the RTS in December? Including Why We Love… Quiz Shows

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

Why we love quiz shows

Why We Love… Quiz Shows

Date: Monday 2 December
Timings: 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start
Venue: Cavendish Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT

This panel debate will be a light hearted discussion about the enduring British addiction to quizzes comprising of TV quiz hosts, participants, producers and commissioners.

The aim is to celebrate their popularity and look at the rich variety of quizzes we create, their importance in the schedules and the memorable moments they create. Above all it will be an entertaining and affectionate discussion throwing some light why we love quiz shows.

Panel
  • James Fox, Managing Director, Remarkable
  • Judith Keppel, The First Millionaire UK winner on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
  • Anne Robinson, TV Presenter
  • Jo Street, Head of Daytime Commissioner, Channel 4
  • Chair: Boyd Hilton, Entertainment Director, Heat magazine
Booking details

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What TV’s on at the RTS in October? Including Traces and Britannia – season two

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

RTS is taking a leaf out of BAFTA’s book in terms of sneaking out events without telling anyone. Notably, tomorrow, at 6.30pm at 30 Euston Square, London NW1 2FB, it’s organising an exclusive screening of UKTV’s new crime drama, Traces. Not much notice, hey?

Anyway, said screening will be followed by a Q&A with cast and crew, as well as “lots of food, drink and forensic science!”

Why forensic science? Well, it’s based on an original idea by best-selling crime writer Val McDermid and explores the world of the Scottish Institute of Forensic Science and Anatomy.

Who are the cast and crew? Well, it’s written by Amelia Bullmore and directed by Rebecca Gatward and Mary Nighy. It stars Molly Windsor, Laura Fraser, Jennifer Spence, and Martin Compston, as well as Laurie Brett, Vincent Regan, Michael Nardone and John Gordon Sinclair.

How many of them will be showing up? Well… dunno.

Good luck finding any of details of that on the RTS web site, but you can book tickets here.

Fortunately, there are more details about the other new showing this month (here are the other ones).

Britannia - season 2

Exclusive screening of Britannia Season 2

Date: Tuesday 29 October
Timings: 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start
Venue: Curzon Soho, 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY

On behalf of the RTS, Vertigo Films and Neal Street Productions, we would like to invite you to an exclusive screening of Britannia Season 2 on Wednesday 29 October, ahead of its broadcast on Thursday 7 November on Sky Atlantic.

Following the screening of the first episode, there will be a Q&A with key cast and creatives behind the series, including Jez Butterworth, Tom Butterworth, David Morrissey, James Richardson, and key cast members.

Tickets for RTS Members are complimentary but must be booked in advance. Tickets for non RTS members are £10.

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