Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon
BAFTA events

What TV’s on at BAFTA in November and December? Including The Crown, DIY SOS and Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon

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

We’re not quite into December proper for BAFTA events, so there may be more Christmas delights to come. But we are nearly at the end of November. Is BAFTA slowing down? Not a bit of it – at least in the West of England and in Wales.

TV Preview: The Crown (Episode 6) + Q&A

Monday, 25 November 2019 – 6:30pm
Galeri, Caernarfon

Join us for a special screening of The Crown (Episode 6) followed by a Q&A with Mark Lewis Jones, Nia Roberts and others.

Wilson and Elizabeth send Charles to learn Welsh at Aberystwyth University for a term in order to mollify mounting Welsh nationalism. Whilst there, Charles struggles to grasp the true meaning of his title under the tutelage of Edward Millward, a prominent Welsh nationalist who hopes to instil the importance of the Welsh language and identity in his royal pupil. After a fractious start, Charles embraces Millward’s instruction and learns that he has more in common with the Welsh than he had imagined.

Without the knowledge of his parents, he alters part of his speech to reflect his own feelings and asks Milward to translate it. Charles’ speech is a great success, but Elizabeth is angry that he broke protocol and embarrassed the family with his pointed words. They part on unfriendly terms and Charles returns to Cambridge, knowing that his family have no interest in him expressing who he truly is.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with actor Mark Lewis Jones (Chernobyl, Keeping Faith, The Accident), actress Nia Roberts and others. 

To book a members’ ticket please email Ella

Public tickets are available to book through Galeri. 

An Evening with Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon

Monday, 9 December 2019 – 7:00pm
National Museum Cardiff

Join the stars of Gavin and Stacey; two Welsh comedy scriptwriters at the top of their game in conversation with Huw Stephens

DJ Huw Stephens joins acclaimed writer and actress Ruth Jones and comedian Rob Brydon to discuss the enduring appeal of one of Britain’s most treasured comedies.

Please email Ella to book your tickets. 

A BAFTA Tribute: DIY SOS

Monday, 16 December 2019 – 7:00pm 
Bristol Old Vic Theatre, King Street, Bristol, BS1 4ED 

Join us for a special Tribute event to celebrate DIY SOS’ outstanding creative contribution to television over the last 20 years. DIY SOS will be honoured with a BAFTA Special Award at this event in Bristol.

The DIY SOS on-screen team presenter Nick Knowles, purple shirts’ tradesmen Mark Millar, Chris Frediani, Julian Perryman, Billy Byrne and interior designer Gabrielle Blackman will be in conversation with presenter and broadcaster Nicki Chapman (The Great Garden Challenge, Escape the to the Country) to share insights from the show’s history.  The evening will celebrate DIY SOS’ achievements and commitment to improving people’s lives.

During the event BAFTA will honour DIY SOS with a Special Award in recognition of its outstanding creative contribution to television. Through highlighting important social issues the show has had a significant positive impact on individuals and audiences across the UK throughout its 20 year history.  The event will celebrate DIY SOS’ popular appeal among the British television-viewing public and its support of nurturing and developing talent within popular factual and entertainment television industry.

Since the first episode aired on 7 October 1999, BAFTA-nominated DIY SOS has become a popular stalwart of BBC One, with average audience figures of 7.8 million for the recent special episodes. Over the years, more than 200 episodes have aired and more than 20,000 volunteers have given their time, completing over £16 million worth of builds.

Public tickets are available to purchase on the Bristol Old Vic website here.

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What TV’s on at the RTS in October? Including Russell T Davies in conversation and Zomboat!

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

Oddly, there doesn’t appear to be much on at the RTS in September, but October is giving us a couple of interesting events. Tickets for the Russell T Davies event are going fast, but a new batch have just been released, so get them while you can.

Plus if you can work out when the Zomboat! screening is actually going to take place, let me know.

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Zomboat! premiere screening and Q&A

Date: Thursday 3 October
Timings: Not listed
Venue: IET, Cambridge Street, Birmingham

The premiere of new ITV2 comedy series, Zomboat!, is being held at the IET Birmingham on Thursday 3 October with its four stars in attendance.

The Royal Television Society (Midlands) event at the canalside IET building is set to welcome stars Leah Brotherhead, Hamza Jeetooa, Ryan McKen and Cara Theobold; and they will be joined on the night by Executive Producers Camilla Campbell and Robert Wulff-Cochrane from Noho Films and Writer Adam Miller, for a Q&A straight after the screening.

When the zombie apocalypse is unleashed in Birmingham, sisters Kat and Jo, together with unlikely travel companions Sunny and Amar, must flee for their lives… by canal boat. Jo has just returned from a season as a club rep and has decided to move back in with younger sister Kat, a computer game addict who buys into every conspiracy theory around. Jo struggles to take her sister seriously when Kat claims the zombie apocalypse is real and happening, right now…in Birmingham. Alongside gym bunny Amar, the upbeat and ready to face things head on character and his oldest friend Sunny, a wannabe misanthrope who’d rather sit out the apocalypse from the comfort of his sofa, Kat, Jo, Sunny and Amar find themselves trapped together on board Dorothy, a narrow boat on the Grand Union canal. As they journey along the canal in their tightly packed living quarters, friendships develop, alliances form, arguments occur and romance blossoms. Along the way, they realise there is no escaping the problems of everyday life, even in a zombie apocalypse.

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In Conversation With Russell T Davies

Date: Monday 28 October
Timings: 7.00pm
Venue: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3ER

The Royal Television Society commemorates 60 years in Wales with an evening dedicated to Swansea-born screen writer and executive producer, Russell T Davies, hosted by Gethin Jones.

Russell has penned ground-breaking shows such as Queer As Folk and The Second Coming, while his recent adaptation of A Very English Scandal for the BBC has won numerous awards.

This year, his latest drama, Years And Years, received outstanding critical acclaim.

We’ll speak with Russell about his entire career including, of course, Doctor Who and its family of shows.

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BAFTA events

What TV’s on at BAFTA in September? Including Pili Pala, Motherland, Un Bore Mercher (Keeping Faith) and Rhys Ifans

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

August has been pretty quiet for BAFTA events – although it’s not like I’ve been paying close attention over the holidays – but September is shaping up pretty nicely, particularly for Welsh TV. Here’s what we’ve got so far, as usually we can expect more events as we head into September itself:

  • A preview of S4C’s Pili Pala
  • A preview of series 2 of BBC One’s Motherland
  • A celebration of Un Bore Mercher (Keeping Faith)
  • An audience with Rhys Ifans
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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