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French and British TV Series Festival - 2012

From 19/01/2012 to 22/01/2012

From 19 to 22 January, the Institut français will hold its first ever French and British TV Series Festival. TV fanatics, enthusiasts and newcomers will be able to discover the cream of French and British TV series with the most amazing actors, screenwriters and directors in attendance. It's time to get totally serialized!

The UK premiere of eagely awaited hit TV Show Borgia, attended by actor Mark Ryder, will kick off the festival. Other highlights include a very special premiere of the first episode of Inside Men, the new BBC One TV Drama, followed by a Q&A with writer Tony Basgallop, a screening of Spiral with the screenwriters Anne Landois and Eric de Barahir, an exclusive screening of the first episode of Shane Meadows's This is England '88, in the presence of members of the cast and all-night marathon of Season 3 of Misfits with the cast also attending. Maverick French TV Shows such as Platane, with a Q&A with co-screenwriter Hafid F. Benamar and Hard, a comedy about the porn world are also lined-up as well as comedies such as The Invincibles and the hit TV show Desperate Parents introduced by actress Valérie Bonneton.

Gangsters and cops will wrap up the festival on Sunday notably with Tony's Revenge and the dark and gritty Braquo. A panel discussion moderated by Franck Philippon on How to Write a TV Show completes the programme, gathering majors screenwriters such as Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), Paula Milne (Small Island, The Politician's Wife), Anne Landois, Eric de Barahir (Spiral) and Marie-Anne Le Pezennec (Research Unit).

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