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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.
TV Preview: Dark Mon£y
Tuesday, 25 June
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.
Premiere event: Keeping Faith – Series 2
Monday, 8 July
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.