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BFI Southbank Guide Dec 2017

TV Preview: Grandpa’s Great Escape + Q&A with David Walliams and Tom Courtenay BBC-King Bert 2017. Dir Elliot Hegarty. With Kit Connor, Tom Courtenay, Jennifer Saunders. 60min. Digital When his family is unable to look after him, Grandpa is moved to an old people’s home run by the troublesome Miss Dandy. His grandson Jack helps him attempt a daring escape which, if successful, will reunite Grandpa with the Spitfire he piloted during WWII. PREVIEWS 10 book online at bfi.org.uk Preview: Doctor Who: Shada (live action & animation) + Q&A UK 1979/2017. Dir Pennant Roberts. With Tom Baker, Lalla Ward, Christopher Neame. 120min. Courtesy of BBC Worldwide In 1979 Douglas Adams, who was working as a script editor on Doctor Who, wrote Shada, which was intended to run as the final story of season 17. Industrial action at the BBC meant that, despite some footage being shot, it was never completed. The story finds the Doctor in Cambridge, working alongside companion Romana and Professor Chronotis, a retired Time Lord, as they battle to defeat the evil alien Skagra who’s attempting to SAT 2 DEC 12:30 NFT1 steal the secrets to the prison planet Shada. We’re delighted to preview this specially commissioned, part-animated version of the story, painstakingly matched with the existing live-action footage, recreated by BBC Worldwide for release on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download. All tickets are £25 restricted to two per booker (Members pay £2 less, no concs) This price includes a copy of the DVD, which will be available to collect after the screening on the day. Please note that the Blu-ray version is not available with this offer Visit bfi.org.uk for updates on special guests TUE 19 DEC 18:00 NFT1 The traditional pairing of David Walliams and family Christmas TV continues with this all-star production, which includes a role for the author too. David Walliams will be signing books after this event for ticket holders only (time permitting) See p46 for more BFI families screenings Q&A Q&A


BFI Southbank Guide Dec 2017
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