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News Archive for November, 2010

  • London Transport Films Online

    The London Transport Museum website now features a small selection of films that can be viewed online. Drawn from its substantial collection of films, most notably documentaries made by British Transport Films in the 1950s and 1960s, these eight films represent a broad range of material from 1910 to 1970. Of special interest to News […]

  • ‘Shakespeare is German’ season

    As part of the ‘Shakespeare is German‘ season at the Shakespeare Globe, the Goethe Institute in London is hosting a series of screenings and platform discussions on German responses to Shakespeare. These include screenings of Peter Paul Felner’s 1923 ‘Der Kaufmann von Venedig’, Helmut Käutner’s ‘Der Rest ist Schweigen’ (1959) and the notorious multi-media art […]

  • The Channel 4 films of the 1980s: ‘A worrying new category’

    As Channel 4 draws the curtain on the eleven-year success of the Big Brother franchise,  it continues to reap the rewards of being the producer of some of the most popular shows on television, including teen dramas Skins and Hollyoaks and reality shows like The Secret Millionaire and Come Dine With Me. It has also […]

  • Rose in the Pink

    Producer David Rose, Channel 4’s first Commissioning Editor for Fiction, was honoured at a ceremony on 20th April 2010 for his career contribution to British television drama and film.  The BFI Fellowship, the Institute’s most prestigious award, was presented by the current Controller of Film and Drama at Channel 4, Tessa Ross, before an audience […]

  • Le Blog Française

    Festival du Film Britannique de Dinard, 6-10 October 2010 My first day at the 21st British film festival enabled me to catch a film part-funded by Film4 which won the special jury prize here two years ago. Boy A (2008), directed by John Crowley, stars Peter Mullan as Terry, a probation officer charged with protecting […]

  • Weekly Top 5 TV & Radio Programme Requests

    For the week ending 5th November 2010 the most requested titles from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service include accounts of such major UK institutions as the NHS and Revenue and Customs. 1.THE HOSPITAL (CHANNEL 4) View TRILT Record or Watch now on BoB National More information is available from the Channel 4 Website 2.CHANGING STAGES […]

  • Friday Fun on the Moving Image Gateway

    Here are 5 more BUFVC Moving Image Gateway entries that we entered or edited in the last week, with two of them focusing on colonial archive film and the others on dance, veterinary science, and a useful source of information on commercial DVD releases from around the world. Colonial Film Archive Funded by the AHRC, […]

  • Grierson documentary awards

    The winners of this year’s prestigious Grierson Documentary Awards have just been announced. To catch up with them on DVD via our Find DVDs database or order copies through the BUFVC’s Off-air Service see below Best documentary on a contemporary issue MOVING TO MARS (directed by Mat Whitecross) For home video details, click to Find […]

  • Weekly Top 5 TV & Radio programme requests

    For the week ending 29th October 2010 the most requested titles from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service include various explorations for the meaning of life, from journeys with choreographer Rosemary Butcher and musician Jarvis Cocker to the mapping of the human genome. 1. 3 MINUTE WONDER: 4DANCE ROSEMARY BUTCHER, HIDDEN VOICES (CHANNEL 4) View TRILT […]

  • Multi-station Radioplayer imminent

    At the recent Radio Festival in Salford it was announced that the online Radioplayer service will be rolled out from December with 50 stations including BBC and commercial radio channels.  The ‘full consumer launch’ will follow in February when the service will cover 200 stations including all BBC channels and Ofcom-regulated networks. The Radioplayer blog […]