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News Archive for August, 2009

  • Justin Webb’s fulltime debut on the Today Programme

    This morning Justin Webb began his full-time replacement of Ed Stourton on BBC Radio 4’s flagship news programme Today. It has been reviewed by John Plunkett at The Guardian newspaper’s website

  • Wordless radio play on BBC7

    THE REVENGE, an experimental radio play with no dialogue, was written by the actor Andrew Sachs and first broadcast in 1978. Repeated on BBC7, it will be available online until 29 August on BBC iPlayer and can be ordered by subscribers online on the┬áBoB National service and also available from the BUFVC Off-Air Recordings Back-Up […]

  • Video Recordings Act 1984

    It has been announced that the 1984 Video Recordings Act, which governs the role of the BBFC in classifying and censoring home video releases in the UK, was never referred to the European Parliament and thus cannot be enforced as it was never properly enacted. Julian Petley at Index on Censorship explores its ramifications.

  • Linking News on Screen to Newsfilm Online

    One of our current projects is to cross-link all the newsreel films currently available on Newsfilm Online (NfO) with those stories in the News on Screen database. This would include all the Gaumont newsreels, Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932) and Gaumont British News (1934-1959) together with a small selection of British Paramount News (1931-1957), enabling the user […]