Bafta: Upcoming Events in October 2011

Life In Pictures: Will Ferrell
Tuesday 04 October, 19.00pm
Vue Cinema, Leicester Square, London

Followed by an exclusive screening of his new film Everything Must Go

Starting like many great comedians before him, on the US’s Saturday Night Live, Will Ferrell has over the last decade cemented his status as one of America’s funniest men! After a succession of smaller parts in films, he starred along Ben Stiller in Zoolander (2001) and stole the show as an eccentric fashion-designer-cum-terrorist Mugatu , this bolstered his career to a bonafide Hollywood star. Since then he has stolen the show in many box office hits, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Anchor Man: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Elf, Stranger than Fiction and now he hits our screens with a different side to his usual acerbic wit with Everything Must Go.

Live from Vue Leicester Square, London. Tuesday 4th October 7.00pm, and live via satellite at the following Vue Cinemas across the country.

TV Preview: Public Enemies plus Q&A
Monday 10 October, 18.30pm
Princess Anne Theatre

Screening followed by Q&A with Daniel Mays, writer Tony Marchant and director Dearbhla Walsh

Public Enemies is a new, BBC One three-part drama created by multi-award-winning writer Tony Marchant.

28 year old Eddie (Daniel Mays) is released from prison after serving ten years for murder. He attempts to settle back into his old community – a community that doesn’t want him. One of the few people he can talk to is his probation officer, Paula (Anna Friel), a woman who’s only recently come back to work after a suspension: one of her offenders murdered again while under her supervision.

Paula is not responsible for the murder for which she has been scapegoated; Eddie did not commit the crime for which he served ten years. But the overstretched system says they must take the blame. And there’s nothing they can do to change that. Maybe their only hope of redemption is with each other? The stories of Eddie and Paula are complex, gripping, surprising and moving, while the writing powerfully explores the issue of rehabilitation and whether as a society we really believe in it. Directed by Dearbhla Walsh (The Silence, Little Dorrit, Funland) and written by Tony Marchant (The Mark of Cain, Recovery, Holding On), Public Enemies is a Tiger Aspect production for BBC One.

Breakfast with…TV’s Controllers: Danny Cohen
Monday 17 October, 08.45am
David Lean Room, BAFTA

8.30am : Breakfast available
9am : 10am Interview

BAFTA continues our series of ‘Breakfasts with’ the major channel controllers with BBC One’s Danny Cohen It’s Danny Cohen’s first year at the helm of BBC One and towards the end of this year we’ll start to see his vision taking shape. Change at the top tends to bring a slew of commissions and a ruthless assessment of an inherited line-up – we’ll be seeing the last of Spooks, welcoming new US hit singing format The Voice and hoping Sherlock continues to impress. BBC One’s overall share has risen over the last year, but of the top twenty programmes of 2011 so far, South Riding is its only new drama – what plans does Danny have for a drama renaissance? Eastenders continues to have a place in the nation’s heart, and with autumn stalwart Strictly Come Dancing on our screens, what else does BBC one have up its sleeve?

We’ll be finding out what Danny’s looking for across the genres and how he plans to deliver in the face of on-going financial reviews and tabloid scrutiny – come and hear where the opportunities lie and how you can be part of the picture.

Breakfast with…TV’s Controllers Series

What every TV ideas person wants to know is how to get their programme commissioned. Come along to this interactive, insightful and practical strand of interviews to hear TV’s top decision makers discuss the vision for their channels, the shows that excite them and their priorities for the year ahead. These question and answer interviews are designed to offer you a transparent and informative look into how creative choices are made, when ideas are developed and programmes commissioned. Come and find out how your ideas can become the next big thing to captivate audiences – however they choose to tune in – and be part of a channel’s schedule and identity.

TV Preview: The Jury plus Q&A
Thursday 20 October, 18.30pm:
Princess Anne Theatre

Screening followed by Q&A with writer Peter Morgan, producer Lee Morris and actress Julie Walters.

Peter Morgan’s original series in 2002 was a hugely popular state of the nation drama. In 2011, the BAFTA award winning writer brings us a new story in The Jury, a brand new five part drama series for ITV1, produced by ITV Studios.

Julie Walters plays Emma Watts, a defence barrister who is determined to free Alan Lane (John Lynch – Sliding Doors, Merlin), a man convicted for the violent murder of three women he met on the internet. New evidence has come to light which calls his conviction into question and there is a fierce battle between Watts and John Mallory (Olivier award winning Roger Allam – The Thick of It, The Queen) who is the prosecution barrister for Lane.

The Jury is a compelling, character based series which focuses on the everyday people who find themselves at the centre of one of the most controversial criminal re-trials of their time. It is gripping, dark and emotionally charged and the jurors are forced to face the complexities of their own lives as they are caught up in the experiences of being a key player in such a high profile Old Bailey trial.

The Jury is an ITV Studios production and is executive produced by Kate Bartlett and co-executive produced by Peter Morgan. The producer is Lee Morris and the director is Michael Offer (Moses Jones, The Passion).

BAFTA TV Preview: The Killing II Plus Q&A Interview
Monday 31 October, 18.30pm
BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN

In partnership with BBC Four and the Embassy of Denmark

18:30 Screening followed by Q+A with actress Sofie Gråbøl and senior producer Piv Bernth
20:15 Drinks reception

Following on from the BAFTA award winning The Killing, It’s been two years since former detective Sarah Lund (Sofie Gråbøl) was stripped of her investigative role and transferred to a low-key job in the country; but when the body of a female lawyer is found murdered in macabre and puzzling circumstances, Lund’s former boss at Copenhagen police HQ calls her back in to assist with the investigation. Initially reluctant, Lund soon changes her mind as she becomes engrossed with the case. As the police grapple with what few clues they possess, newly appointed Minister for Justice Thomas Buch (Nicolas Bro)strives to oversee some intricate political negotiations between parliamentary parties over the introduction of a series of controversial new anti-terrorism laws. At the same time, soldier Jens Peter Raben (Ken Vedsegaard) awaits release from the psychiatric ward he was committed to following a nervous breakdown.

Over the course of 10 gripping episodes, the worlds of crime, politics and the military become increasingly intertwined and with the list of murder victims increasing as the case progresses, Lund’s mission becomes a race against time to find the culprit and prevent further killings…

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