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News Archive for September, 2011

  • BoB National service maintenance

    The BoB National service is currently down for essential maintenance. Apologies for the brief disruption. For any queries please e-mail:

  • The film of the TV series

    With the critical and box-office success of Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (which is currently occupying the top position at the British box-office), the trend of creating film adaptations of television mini-series looks set to continue. Tinker, Tailor has, of course, consistently been measured against Arthur Hopcraft’s distillation of the John le Carré novel, […]

  • TV Archives Join Linked Open Data Movement

    The EUscreen project has recently taken steps to expand the scope of its aim to provide unified access to large integrated digital collections related to European television history. By implementing the Linked Open Data principles and by signing the new Europeana Data Exchange Agreement, the materials that are made accessible through the platform have become […]

  • October Viewfinder is out

    Viewfinder 84 is now out and includes profiles of Digital Theatre Plus and of new research into history on TV and municipal filmmaking.

  • Recent additions to the Gateway

    The BUFVC Gateway includes over 1,000 websites relating to moving image and sound materials. These have been subdivided into over 40 subject areas.Visit the Moving Image Gateway at: To suggest new entries or amendments, please contact us by email. California Academy of Science Lectures Video recordings of public lectures given at the California Academy […]

  • BUFVC Weekly Top 5 TV & Radio Programme Requests

    For the week ending 23 September 2011 the most requested titles from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service include such varied topics as the history of cinema, the impact of social networking, architecture and lone parenting. 1. HOW FACEBOOK CHANGED THE WORLD: THE ARAB SPRING (BBC2) View TRILT Record or watch now on BoB National More […]

  • Report on future of BBC World Service

    The Commonwealth Broadcasting Association has recently launched a new publication, Brave New World Service. The report, by author, broadcaster and former hostage John McCarthy and CBA researcher Charlotte Jenner, highlights the ways in which the integration of the World Service with the BBC could provide a unique opportunity for the BBC to improve international coverage […]

  • BBC launches ‘The Programme List’

    The BBC has launched what it calls, “A little list to help you find, store and retrieve the TV and radio programmes you want to remember”. It can be used with the output from the five main terrestrial broadcasters (BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and five). This prototype, from BBC Research & Development, aims to help […]

  • The Key to More Access, 2 December 2011

    Friday 2 December 2011 (10.30am onwards), The Geological Society, Piccadilly, London A BUFVC forum to discuss how current BUFVC projects will result in improved and integrated access to moving image and sound content. The morning forum will look at how the BUFVC constantly, and consistently, strives to not just increase the amount of content available, […]

  • Lord Winston to present Learning on Screen 2012

    Professor Lord Winston, Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London, will present the BUFVC’s Learning On Screen Awards 2012.   Committed to scientific education, Professor Lord Winston regularly writes and hosts popular BBC science programmes. Most significantly these have included ‘Child of Our Time’ (2000-2004), ‘Child Against […]