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News Archive for October, 2012

  • Alistair Cooke’s ‘Letter from America’ archive now online

    Alistair Cooke’s first Letter from America – initially called American Letter – was broadcast in March, 1946. It was to be the first of 2,869 such broadcasts, spanning 58 years, making it by far the longest-running talk programme of any radio station in the world. The 920 surviving recordings, broadcast between 1946 and 2004, […]

  • British Library survey: moving image & sound

    The British Library is redeveloping its sound and moving image services for users in the Reading Rooms. They are keen to receive feedback on these services, which will help us to plan for future developments. The form should take 5-10 minutes to complete. Resources now include TRILT, the BUFVC’s TV & Radio listings database.

  • Why enter the Learning on Screen Awards 2013?

    The Learning on Screen Awards are the only UK awards to celebrate and reward excellence in the use of moving image and related media in learning, teaching and research. Showcase your work Gain recognition for your productions Raise your profile Network with industry and education professionals Win Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 Production Premium (winners of the Student […]

  • BUFVC Weekly Top 5 TV and Radio Programme Requests

    For the week ending 19th October 2012 the most requested titles from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service include programmes on child rearing, science, biology and drug addiciton. 1.BRAIN STORY (BBC2) View TRILT record More information is available on the docfilm website 2. BRINGING UP BABY (CHANNEL 4) View TRILT record For more information visit the C4 website 3.  DRUGS: THE […]

  • Recent additions to the Gateway

    The BUFVC Moving Image Gateway includes over 1,200 websites relating to video, multimedia 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 or visit the Gateway at Archive Alive The result of a joint project between the East […]

  • NEW WORK NEWCASTLE: art/film crossovers, Part 2

    The Artist’s Cut  On 12th October Northern Film & Media & Channel 4 previewed the first fruits of the Artist’s Cut initiative (see Part 1 of this article) – two new shorts by contemporary visual artists Matt Stokes and Cecilia Stenbom, entitled Two Thieves and How to Choose respectively – at the Arts TV Forum […]

  • Channel 4 and British Film Culture conference

    Registration closes Friday 26 October for the Channel 4 and British Film Culture conference, 1-2 November 2012 at BFI Southbank. As part of the four year AHRC funded project Channel 4 and British Film Culture (, the University of Portsmouth is hosting a conference which invites media historians and key personnel from the film and […]

  • BUFVC Weekly Top 5 TV and Radio Programme Requests

    For the week ending 12th October 2012 the most requested titles from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service include coverage of such topics as politics, health, nutrition, modern day life in India and the built environment. 1. WELCOME TO INDIA (BBC2) View TRILT record or watch now on BoB National For more information visit the BBC website 2. THE FOOD HOSPITAL (CHANNEL 4) […]

  • The Sound Edit: Wildlife film competition launched

    This week the British Library have launched the Sound edit: Wildlife competition with IdeasTap at the London Film Festival. The competition is open to filmmakers, animators and photographers and there is a cash prize, a screening opportunity at the Library as part of their Spring Festival and lots of press and marketing support. The deadline […]

  • EUscreen bags Silver at 2012 Lovie Awards

    EUscreen has won the Silver Award in the 2nd Annual Lovie Awards in the Television category. EUscreen was chosen by the expert members of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) from nearly 1,000 entries  from over 20 countries in Europe. This year’s Lovie Awards is the biggest yet and continues to be […]