British Universities Film & Video Council

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News Archive for October, 2011

  • BUFVC Weekly Top 5 TV and Radio Programme Requests

    For the week ending 21 October 2011 the most requested titles from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service include programmes on language, job hunting, the history of diversity and race relations in Britain, sexual difference and film theory om Mark Cousins’ ever-popular The Story of Film. 1. THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY (MORE 4) View […]

  • EU Screen Portal launches today

    Lost TV archives from across Europe are revealed online Television buffs, historians and even foreign language students could benefit from EUscreen, a new online portal that launches today (Thursday 27 October), providing access to thousands of TV clips from across Europe. EUscreen is a groundbreaking collaboration with 36 partners from 19 countries, including the BUFVC, […]

  • Lords investigate investigative journalism

    The House of Lords Communications Committee is currently conducting an enquiry into the future of investigative journalism, against the background of economic and technological changes in the media sector  and the extent to which recent events have thrown investigative journalism into the spotlight. Written evidence has already been published and oral evidence from print and […]

  • Ofcom consultation on media plurality

    Following its report (which you can download as a pdf here) at the end of last year on the public interest test on the proposed acquisition of British Sky Broadcasting Group by News Corporation, Ofcom has launched a consultation to assess how practical it would be to set limits on media ownership to protect plurality […]

  • Was Shakespeare A Fraud?

    The political thriller ANONYMOUS directed by Roland Emmerich opens at the cinemas this week. The film asks `was Shakespeare a fraud?’. It is already causing a stir amongst the academics in Stratford-upon-Avon where the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is mounting a stern protest in taping over nine road signs for the day to coincide with the […]

  • Shakespeare roundup

    Roland Emmerich’s controversial new film Anonymous is released in UK cinemas this Friday (28 October)  and it explores some of the theories that question whether Shakespeare did, or did not, in fact author the plays that we now ascribe to him. The film’s official website includes an amusing quiz to determine one’s level of knowledge […]

  • BUFVC Gateway updates

    The BUFVC Moving Image Gateway includes over 1,000 websites relating to moving image and sound materials. These have been subdivided into over 40 subject areas. To suggest new entries or amendments, please contact us by email or telephone. Association Science & Télévision (AST) This group of independent producers working for 37 different production companies is […]

  • BUFVC Weekly Top Five TV and Radio Programme Requests

    For the week ending 14 October 2011 the most requested titles from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service include programmes on fashion, cinema, fire prevention and language. 1. MARY QUEEN OF FROCKS (CHANNEL 4) View TRILT record or watch now on BoB National More information is available from the Channel 4 website 2. FRY’S PLANET WORD: USES […]

  • John Chittock (1928-2011)

    It is with sadness that we report the death of John Chittock. Born on 29 May 1928, John Dudley Chittock had a distinguished career as a columnist on the Financial Times from 1963 to 1987, writing about the developments that were coming, while at the same time reviewing documentary films that mirrored the social impact […]

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