The BFI and Radio Times have announced the full line-up for the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival, taking place 7-9 April 2017 at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX.
Celebrating the current golden age of TV with more than 40 events featuring some of the biggest names on the small screen. The new events announced today include the stars, writers and producers of some of the biggest TV shows of the year; including The Crown, Victoria, The Night Manager, Line of Duty, Poldark, Sherlock, Black Mirror and Strictly Come Dancing.
Joining the line-up of TV stars is acclaimed director Sir Ridley Scott, who will be in conversation following a screening on Saturday 8 April of The Author of Beltraffio (TF1 1974), a precious gem which has recently been rediscovered by the BFI National Archive, and was directed by Sir Ridley’s brother, the late Tony Scott. This TV drama has been unseen since its UK transmission in 1976 and stars Doctor Who’s fourth Time Lord Tom Baker.
Of note, the Closing Night Gala will be the UK Premiere of Guerrilla + a discussion with stars Freida Pinto and Babou Ceesay.
The exclusive preview of a Sky Original 1970s set thriller about a group of black power activists in London.
This exclusive preview of the Sky Original Production coming to Sky Atlantic from April will screen an episode of the drama about politically active lovers Jas (Freida Pinto) and Marcus (Babou Ceesay) and their friends as the political becomes personal. Based in 1970s London, the group of activists go head-to-head with a racist police force who are dedicated to crushing them. Created by Oscar-winning John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, American Crime), with Idris Elba co-starring and executive producing.
To book tickets for Guerilla go to the BFI website. Book your tickets here.
To see the rest of the Television schedule check it our here.