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  • BUFVC Weekly Top 5 TV and Radio Programme Requests

    For the week ending 26th October 2012 the most requested titles from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service include coverage of such topics as careers, disability, prison life, the biology life and death on earth and modern art. 1. HOTEL GB (CHANNEL 4) View TRILT record or watch now on BoB National. For more information, please go […]

  • BFI Statistical Yearbook 2012 published

    British film thrived during 2011 according to new figures published today by the British Film Institute (BFI). Compiled by the BFI’s Research and Statistics Unit, the Statistical Yearbook presents the most comprehensive picture of film in the UK and the performance of British films abroad during 2011. Now in its tenth year, the Yearbook aims […]

  • Classics on TV: Greek Tragedy on the Small Screen

    In June the BFI is launching a season of rarely-seen-before TV productions of Greek tragedy, offering a fascinating range of approaches to screen presentations of ancient Greece in association with Screen Plays: Theatre Plays on British Television, an AHRC-funded research project based in the School of Media, Arts and Design, University of Westminster. These plays […]

  • 56 Up at BAFTA today

    The Seven Up series of TV documentaries by Michael Apted has followed the lives of fourteen British children since 1964 at seven yearly intervals, with the next edition planned for screening on ITV later in 2012. Today there will be a special screening at BAFTA in London of 56 Up, the new film in the […]

  • Viewfinder Online – new reviews

    Viewfinder Online is the BUFVC’s new web journal devoted to the latest in audio-visual media. Some of the most recent reviews published online include: Dr Brian Hoyle’s overview of the DVD debut of Ken Russell’s controversial The Devils. Dr Alexander Beaumont reviews the latest release in the British Library ‘Spoken Word’ series, English and Irish […]

  • BBFC Symposium

    Cuts and Categories: 100 years of the BBFC Wednesday 21 March 2012, from 12.00 to 18.00 De Montfort University, Leicester The Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre at De Montfort University, Leicester is hosting an afternoon symposium to mark the 100th anniversary of the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC): The speakers are: […]

  • New reviews at Viewfinder Online

    Some of the latest reviews now published at Viewfinder Online include: Love’s Labour’s Lost – Eve-Marie Oesterlen looks at the DVD release of the 2009 Globe production of Shakespeare’s evergreen comedy. Touch of Evil – Professor James Chapman analyzes all three version of Orson Welles groundbreaking exploration of life on the US-Mexican border, now available […]

  • CFP: Theatre Plays on British TV

    The first conference arising from the AHRC-funded research project Screen Plays: Theatre Plays on British Television will be held at the University of Westminster on Friday 19 October 2012. Screen Plays is concerned with all plays written for the theatre that have been produced for British television since 1930. The project documents and develops new […]

  • Viewfinder online December updates

    The latest Viewfinder news, reviews and articles have now been posted online at These include A roundup of some of the latest film and media books published this month An interview with writer-director Barnaby Edwards about his educational audio company Textbook Stuff An analysis by Professor James Chapman of the making and reception of […]

  • Illuminations to film RSC’s ‘Julius Caesar’ in 2012

    Illuminations, the arts production company responsible for the acclaimed filmed stage productions of Macbeth (2010) with Patrick Stewart and RSC’s Hamlet with David Tennant (2009), has just announced their next Shakespeare venture: Julius Caesar, as directed by the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Chief Associate Director Gregory Doran for the World Shakespeare Festival in 2012. The play, […]