Totally Serialized - TV Series Festival with Free Comedy at Institut Francais

Totally Serialized – TV Series Festival with Free Comedy at Institut Francais

This lovely mini-festival for telly addicts starts on Wednesday. We’ve picked our favourites below:

Big Events

Free Comedy Marathon, Saturday 19 January, 2.00pm, FREE (must book!):

An unconventional restaurant owner in Afghanistan… two very different families… a nymphomaniac, a tyrant, a depressive and a mother of five… our favourite flatmates Mark and Jez… and the deliciously evil master of spin, Malcolm Tucker… What do they have in common? They all feature in our Comedy Marathon! We will be showcasing episodes of French TV shows Kaboul Kitchen, Workingirls and Desperate Parents, and award-winning British sitcoms The Thick of It and Peep Show.

Watch further episodes of Kaboul Kitchen and Workingirls on from 21 Jan 2013!

Doctor-WhoDoctor Who Night, Saturday 19th January, 7.00pm – 12.00am, £12/10:

A few tickets left for this geekfest! The night will include cinema screenings of frightful favourite The God Complex, followed by a masterclass with writer Toby Whithouse. Then there will be screenings of the episodes Blink and Midnight on the big screen with interludes featuring drinks, quizzes, mystery guests and a costume contest.

hugh bonnevilleConversation with Hugh Bonneville, Sunday 20 January, 6.00pm:

Our favourite comedy actor from the BBC olympics spoof ‘Twenty-Twelve’ and not to mention the inescapable Downton Abbey talks.

TV Premieres

Flight of the Storks (World Premiere), Thursday 17 January, 9.00pm, £5/3:

“A Swiss ornithologist is found dead, from a heart attack…in a stork’s nest. Despite the sudden death, his assistant, Jonathan, decides to go on with his mission: following the storks’ migration. Caught up in an international web of intrigue from Bulgarian gypsy camps to African jungles, Jonathan embarks on a journey that will take him back to his own mysterious origins.”

Real Humans, Friday 18 January, 9.15pm, £5/3

“What happens when robots become so human that they can barely be distinguished from real people? When they can even be our lovers? Real Humans takes place in a parallel world to our own, in which people’s lives have been completely transformed by the new generation of robot : Hu-bots.”