Ben Elton
BFI events

What TV’s on at the BFI in December? Including The ABC Murders, The Midnight Gang and Sound of Movie Musicals

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

December is usually when the BFI starts dolling out its TV presents to one and all, like Scrooge after the third ghost has visited, and this year is no different. As well as the traditional League of Gentlemen chat and the usual Missing Believed Wiped revelation of what previously lost TV has been recovered this year (as well as a new animated Doctor Who episode anyone?), there’s a whole bunch of TV previews with starry Q&As afterwards:

  • Sound of Movie Musicals, with Neil Brand
  • The ABC Murders with Rupert Grint and Tara Fitzgerald
  • The Midnight Gang, with David Walliams and Alan Davies
  • Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas Special with Brendan O’Carroll, Jennifer Gibney, Paddy Houlihan and Danny O’Carroll

There’s a short season devoted to the rise of alternative comedy, while Nish Kumar and special guests will be discussing the new wave of TV satire. There’s even a sitcom workshop for young people. All that before Christmas, too!

Full details after the jump.

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Sofia Helin in season 4 of Bron/Broen (The Bridge)
BFI events

What TV’s on at the BFI in April 2018? Including Bron/Broen (The Bridge) and Rod the Mod

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

My God, it’s full of films. Yep, the BFI’s April schedule is basically a stream of films. Fortunately, fellow TV lovers, there are two TV events. The first is the rescheduled ‘Missing Believed Wiped’ special from January, which will feature a documentary about Rod Stewart made before he was famous. Guess what – Rod Stewart’ll be there to watch it with you.

The second is a preview of the first episode of the fourth (and final) season of no less a show than Bron/Broen (The Bridge), which is making the move from BBC Four to BBC Two later this year. Guess what – Sofia Helin’ll be there to watch it with you.

Details after the jump…

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Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Film

Ever wondered what a Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross version of the Halloween theme would be like? Wonder no more

The theme to Halloween by John Carpenter is one of the most iconic movie themes out there. It’s simple and repetitive, but then so’s John Williams’ Jaws, so let’s be too judgey. Plus Carpenter makes it work, just as he does with all his other soundtracks.

That doesn’t mean other people can’t take a different slant on it. Take Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who have produced some truly great tunes and soundtracks of their own. Ross even made me believe Outcast might be better than it actually was, simply through his soundtrack. Reznor, of course, is Nine Inch Nails.

And now they’ve done their own version of the theme, just in time for Halloween. How thought

Sacha Dhawan in The Boy With The Topknot
BFI events

What TV’s on at the BFI in September-October 2017? Including The Last Post, Liar and The Boy With The Topknot

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

We’re back to that curious time of year in the BFI calendar known as ‘September-October’, which is when we get a big rundown on both September and to a lesser extent October’s schedule, the latter of which will get a top-up in a month or so once the BFI catches up with itself.

There are two strands to the programming in this bi-month. The first is a jazz season, featuring archives appearances on British TV of greats including Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk.

The second, somewhat less surprisingly given the autumn TV season is nearly upon is, is previews of three upcoming UK TV programmes:

  • Peter Moffat’s The Last Post (with Jessica Raine and Ben Miles among others)
  • ITV’s suspiciously The Affair-like Liar (with that Ioan Gruffudd)
  • The Boy With The Topknot (featuring Marvel’s Iron Fist‘s Sacha Dhawan – yes, I will always be referring to him as that from now).

Q&As with cast and crew are scheduled for all three of those, so I’d book my tickets quickly, if I were you.

 

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Kim's Convenience
Canadian TV

Kim’s Convenience writer sings a rap dedicated to Hawaii Five-0’s departing stars

Kim’s Convenience is big in Canada, but nowhere else yet, so you might not have heard of its writer Ins Choi. You’ll probably have heard of Hawaii Five-0, though, although you may not have heard that stars Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park are leaving the show, allegedly because they’re not being given the same salaries as their white co-stars (CBS, of course, denies it).

Anyway, during a performance of the original stage play at New York’s Signature Theatre Center this Saturday, former actor Choi dedicated a rap to Park and Kim about the problems that face Asian actors.

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