War of the Worlds

What time, TMINE? Including The Truth Will Out, Finding Joy and AP Bio

Every Friday, TMINE lets you know when the latest TV shows from around the world will air in the UK

Crikey. It’s been all go this week. Not so much in terms of acquisitions, but in terms of premiere dates for existing acquisitions being announced.

The only acquisition this week was The CW (US)’s Batwoman by E4, which is odd because all the other The CW superhero shows are on Sky1. Apart from Black Lightning, which is on Netflix. Okay, maybe not so odd, but it’s going to make all those Arrowverse crossovers a nightmare to watch. Particularly since Batwoman is only set to air “some time in 2020” on E4.

But now, please join me after the jump to learn the premiere dates of Det som göms i snö (The Truth Will Out), Finding Joy, AP Bio, The Stranger, and War of the Worlds (no, not that one).

And oh yes, as predicted last week, Miracle Workers will definitely start on Monday, January 27, at 9pm. And if you’ve not already caught Sthlm Rekviem (Stockholm Requiem) on S4C Clic, it’ll be starting on Channel 4 on Sunday, January 26 at 11pm.

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His Dark Materials
BAFTA events

What TV’s on at BAFTA in October? Including His Dark Materials and War of the Worlds

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

October’s here already and typically, BAFTA has scheduled two stonking events without telling anyone – so I’ll do it instead. They’re both in Wales, mind, but if you fancy an exclusive preview of two big shows, that’s the place to be.

Preview Screening: His Dark Materials + Q&A

Thursday, 17 October 2019 – 7:00pm
Odeon, Cardiff

BAFTA Cymru, BBC Wales, Bad Wolf and Wales Screen invite you to take your first steps into Lyra’s world at the world premiere of His Dark Materials.

This BBC TV adaptation is based on Philip Pullman’s global best-selling fantasy trilogy, which has been published in over 40 languages and sold 18 million copies worldwide.
Starring James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, Dafne Keen and Lin-Manuel Miranda, this complex and richly imaginative eight-part series is produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema for BBC One and HBO; written by Jack Thorne and directed by Tom Hooper, Dawn Shadforth, Otto Bathurst, Euros Lyn and Jamie Childs.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with cast members Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Saving Mr Banks), Dafne Keen (Logan), Jane Tranter (Executive Producer) and Joel Collins (Production Designer). 

To book a complimentary members’ ticket please email Hannah.

Fox's War of the Worlds
Elizabeth McGovern and Gabriel Byrne in Fox’s War of the Worlds

Preview Screening: War of the Worlds + Q&A

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 – 7:00pm
Chapter, Cardiff

A chance to see a new adaptation of popular sci-fi series War of the Worlds, starring Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects), before it is broadcast on Fox.

When astronomers detect a transmission from another galaxy, it is definitive proof of intelligent extra-terrestrial life. The world’s population waits for further contact with bated breath. They do not have to wait long. Within days, mankind is all but wiped out by a devastating attack; pockets of humanity are left in an eerily deserted world.

As aliens hunt and kill those left alive, the survivors ask a burning question – who are these attackers and why are they hell-bent on our destruction? Emotional, cinematic and rooted in character, it is a unique marriage of human drama and the best science fiction.

This is a story of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances – but they are more than just victims in a brutal war. For, as we will come to realise, the aliens’ savage attack on earth is not arbitrary: its seeds are being sown before our very eyes.

Set in present-day Europe, War of the Worlds is a multi-faceted series, written and created by the BAFTA award winner Howard Overman (Misfits, Crazyhead, Merlin) based on the timeless story by HG Wells.  It is being Executive Produced by Johnny Capps, Julian Murphy, and Howard Overman through their company, Urban Myth Films.

War of the Worlds was filmed on location in Cardiff.

The event will begin with networking drinks supported by Wales Screen.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with key creatives (details to follow).

To book a members’ ticket please email Ella.

Public tickets can be purchased via the Chapter box office (not yet available).

Game of Thrones
BFI events

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?

Full details after the jump.

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