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News Archive for December, 2009

  • Paul Watson radio play

    On Friday 4 December 2009, BBC Radio 4 re-broadcast the 2008 play by the BAFTA– and Grierson-winning documentary filmmaker Paul Watson, known for such groundbreaking series as The Family, Sylvania Waters and the Malcolm and Barbara films. Entitled How Now TV, it takes a caustic look at the world of modern broadcasting and ‘reality TV’ in […]

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  • Reel News: The Animated Story

    Did you know that newsreels entertained their audiences with humorous and often pointedly satirical animated takes on important events? Some of the earliest animations produced for Gaumont Graphic were George E. Studdy’s war cartoons shown from March to July 1915. This remarkable series adds an important dimension to our understanding of the representation of the […]

  • Troubled Minds wins BAFTA

    Troubled Minds, produced for Teachers TV with the support of the Wellcome Trust, is a series of four short, animated documentaries that use real testimony from young people who have experienced different forms of mental distress, including anxiety disorders, self-harm and depression, eating disorders, and the social distress resulting from Asperger’s Syndrome. The aim is […]

  • Learning on Screen Conference & Awards

    LOS 2010Booking is now open for our 2010 Conference which will explore the legal, technological and practical issues surrounding ‘off campus’ teaching and learning in modern education.

  • Copenhagen climate change conference

    The campaigning film THE AGE OF STUPID, directed by Franny Armstrong, will be shown on BBC4  in the Storyville strand on 14 December, as part of the BBC’s coverage of the UN Climate Change COP 15 conference.  This drama documentary stars Pete Postlethwaite  as an  elderly man living alone in the devastated future world of […]

  • Reel News – Which Is The Coldest Job?

    Winter is upon us with the first big freeze keeping the road police busy in Northern Ireland, but what was it like for people with cold jobs in the Golden Twenties? The News on Screen/Newsfilm Online Crosslinking Project has located some ‘raw’ material showing jobs we no longer see on our screens today. Form your […]