BAFTA Scotland will hold TV previews this September of two highly-anticipated STV dramas, Unforgotten and Jekyll and Hyde, followed by special Q&A sessions with key talent.
STV’s six-part original crime drama Unforgotten written and created by Chris Lang (Undeniable, A Mother’s Son, Torn) focuses on the reopening of a ‘cold’ murder case when the bones of a young man are found beneath the footings of a demolished house. Nicola Walker (Spooks, Last Tango In Halifax) and Sanjeev Bhaskar (Goodness Gracious Me, The Indian Doctor) take the lead roles as DCI Cassie Stuart and DS Sunil ‘Sunny’ Khan, the modern day police team who gradually unravel deep-rooted and long-forgotten secrets from 39 years ago.
In partnership with STV, BAFTA Scotland will welcome Chris Lang and director Andy Wilson for a Q&A session following the screening. Writers Guild winner Chris Lang began his career as an actor starring in such British TV series’ as Shadow of the Noose and Drop the Donkey before embarking on a drama writing career. Primarily penning many episodes of The Bill this London-born talent went on to write Sky Atlantic’s The Tunnel and most recently created, wrote and executive produced Undeniable starring Peter Firth and Claire Goose. Andy Wilson has similarly focused his efforts on British television where he has directed episodes of the highly-acclaimed Ripper Street, Agatha Christie: Poirot and Sky 1’s fantasy series Sinbad.
Much-admired novelist Charlie Higson will bring a fresh take to Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous tale The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in a new ten-part series. Jekyll and Hyde will see Tom Bateman (Da Vinci’s Demons, The Tunnel) transform into the young, attractive, troubled hero, Robert Jekyll, the grandson of the original doctor. Set in 1930’s London at a time of Hollywood glamour, aerodynamic cars and monster movies, the drama pays homage to the Stevenson novel and will also star Richard E Grant (Downton Abbey, Dr Who) and Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street, Death In Paradise).
Both BAFTA Members and members of the public are welcome to attend this exclusive preview where Jekyll and Hyde writer Higson (The Fast Show, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)) and Director of Drama at ITV Studios, Francis Hopkinson, will be interviewed by Sanjeev Kohli following the screening. BAFTA award-winning Higson has worked as a writer and performer for BBC 2’s The Fast Show alongside Paul Whitehouse as well as being a notable author of the Young Bond series of James Bond novels. Hopkinson’s career in television drama has seen him previously possess the role of commission Editor for Channel 4’s Drama Department before joining ITV Studios.
The Unforgotten TV Preview and Q&A will take place on Tuesday 15 September 2015 at The Grosvenor Cinema, Glasgow.
The Jekyll and Hyde TV Preview and Q&A will take place on Wednesday 23 September 2015 at The Grosvenor Cinema, Glasgow.
If you are a BAFTA Member who would like to attend these events you can book tickets here.
If you are a member of the public and you would like to attend the Jekyll and Hyde television preview you can book directly with the Grosvenor Cinema.