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News Archive for February, 2012

  • Shakespeare inspires London 2012 Olympics

    Caliban’s words from Shakespeare’s The Tempest have provided artistic director Danny Boyle with the inspiration for the Olympics opening awards ceremony theme: ‘Isles of Wonder’. For details about Shakespeare on film, telvision, radio and multimedia, visit the BUFVC Shakspeare International database at

  • UK Web Archive

    The UK Web Archive is based at the British Library. They collect, make accessible and preserve web resources of scholarly and cultural importance from the UK domain. As of February 2012 nearly 10,000 websites have been archived there. Contributors to the UK Web Archive seek permission from the website owner for every website it archives […]

  • Nominations Announced – Learning on Screen Awards 2012

    The nominations for the 2012 Learning on Screen Awards have been published on the British Universities Film & Video Council’s website. All nominated entries will be showcased, and the winners announced, at the Learning on Screen Awards Ceremony at the BFI Southbank, London on the evening of Thursday 26 April 2012. The evening will be presented […]

  • EUscreen adds Television History to Europeana

    More than 10,000 video programmes, documents and photographs covering 60 years of television in EU member states are now available on Europeana through the EUscreen project. By the end of the year, the project will contribute over 30,000 digital items to Europeana, making television history more accessible to all. Indicated by the search request logs […]

  • BUFVC Weekly Top 5 TV and Radio Programme Requests

    For the week ending 3 February 2012 the most requested titles from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service include programmes on law enforcement, medicine, education and life in Torquay. 1. THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL: A SECRET HISTORY (BBC4) View TRILT record or watch now on BoB National For more information visit the BBC website 2. BURGLAR IN […]

  • Gateway updates

    The Atheist Experience TV Show This weekly cable access television show produced by the Atheist Community of Austin, Texas, is geared at a non-atheist audience. Every week it fields an unpredictable mix of live calls from atheists and believers alike and the hosts try (not always successfully) to ensure measured and reasoned discussion of the […]

  • Grazia interactive fashion week coverage

    Grazia magazine has commissioned an interactive online documentary series, Grazia Fashion Issue … Live, that will go behind the scenes at the magazine as it prepares its London Fashion Week issue. Three  2-3 minute videos will be posted each day during the event from 13 to 17 February on the Grazia website and via a […]

  • Shakespeare Is …

    Shakespeare Is, a new documentary project for radio, television, education and on-demand media, will be broadcasting a six-part public radio series on Shakespeare in 2013. The series is being produced by two-time Peabody Award winner, Steve Rowland, (The Miles Davis Radio Project and Leonard Bernstein: An American Life) in conjunction with consulting producer David Chambers […]

  • BUFVC Weekly Top 5 TV and Radio Programme Requests

    For the week ending 27 January 2012 the most requested titles from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service include programmes on extreme medicine, science and nature, geography and the West End musical. 1. ACROSS THE ANDES: BEYOND BOUNDARIES (BBC2) View TRILT record For more information visit the BBC website 2. THE STORY OF MUSICALS (BBC4) View TRILT […]