Un Bore Mercher (Keeping Faith)
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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.

Book tickets

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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Si no t'hagues conegut
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When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? Including Si no t’hagues conegut, Proven Innocent, No Good Nick and The Spanish Princess

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

Acquisitions

  • BBC Wales has acquired S4C’s Bang. That’ll air sometime in the summer. Could end up on BBC Four eventually.
  • My5 has picked up three HOT (Israel) shows: eight-part vampire comedy Juda, six-part gay adoption story Miguel, five-part family drama Mekimi and two seasons of crime drama Sirens. They’ll all be available in the spring.
  • Paramount UK has acquired Paramount US’s Yellowstone, with Kevin Costner and Kelly Reilly. No word at all on when that will start.

Premiere dates

Si no t'hagues conegut

Si no t’hagues conegut (If I Hadn’t Met You) (Spain: TV3; UK: Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, March 15

A man who loses his family in a tragic accident discovers that he can travel to alternate universes, compelling him to find a way to save his family.

Proven Innocent (US: Fox; UK: Universal)
Premiere date: Monday, March 18, 9pm

Teenager falsely accused of murder ends up in prison where she trains to become a lawyer. Years later, she tries to help exonerate those equally falsely accused of crimes, while trying to get her revenge on the lawyer who got her in jail in the first place.

There’s a good cast, including Rachelle Lefevre, Russell Hornsby, Vincent Kartheiser, Laurie Holden and Kelsey Grammer, but the set-up and script are both ludicrous. Given Hornsby’s already been cast in a TV reboot of Bone Collector, the signs aren’t good for this, either.

Episode reviews: Initial

No Good Nick

No Good Nick (Netflix)
Premiere date: Monday, April 15

Netflix US original. Siena Agudong infiltrates a family intending to get revenge on them for unknowingly ruining her life. But as she gets to know the family, she finds compassion for them and struggles with whether to go through with her plan. Melissa Joan Hart plays the competitive ‘career mother’, while Sean Astin stars as the archetypical loveable, dorky ‘fun dad’.

The Spanish Princess

The Spanish Princess (US: Starz; UK: StarzPlay)
Premiere date: Sunday, May 5

Adaptation of Philippa Gregory’s novels The Constant Princess and The King’s Curse dealing with Catherine of Aragon, first as a teenage princess of Spain who was promised the English throne since she was a child, then as she arrives in grey, rain-lashed England to marry Prince Arthur. Unfortunately, he dies, but guess who’s waiting in the wings for her…

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What (more) TV’s on at BAFTA in February? Including 35 Awr and more of Matthew Hall on writing

Every week or so, TMINE flags up what new TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK

Moved to its somewhat odd new regular slot of Tuesdays, here’s the latest update on what BAFTA is doing TV-wise around the UK. At the moment, BAFTA seems to be focused on its Welsh activities, mind. Just announced is an additional date and location for Matthew Hall to talk about writing (more details on the first announcement) – he’s now going to be at JP studio, Bangor University, on Wednesday, 20 February at 1.30pm. You can book tickets if you’re a member by emailing Vicki.

But there’s one new event, which is for an S4C drama that if I not overlooked (as The Killing Times is reviewing it), couldn’t quite find the time to watch.

Preview: Final episode of 35 Awr + Q&A (Carmarthen)

Sunday, 24 February 2019 – 7:30pm
Yr Egin, College Rd, Carmarthen SA31

Boom Cymru and S4C present the final installment of the eight-part series that is set in a jury room, featuring 10 people deliberating over a murder case.

Written by BAFTA Cymru nominee Fflur Dafydd (The Library Suicides) and starring Lisa Marged (Parch, Wolfblood) and Jâms Thomas (Gwaith Cartref).

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with cast and key creatives.

We have an allocation of members’ tickets. Email Vicki to reserve your place.

Follow the series every Sunday at 9pm on S4C and catch up with episodes you may have missed on the iPlayer.

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