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  • Media Screen Round-up September 2017

    The monthly round-up of film and television publications compiled by Simon Baker, Institute of Historical Research and published at Learning on Screen by Sergio Angelini. This month the selection includes fresh looks at the morality of Reality TV, WB Yeates and Film, the early influences on Lucille Ball, depictions of trauma, theatrical artifice and product […]

  • Media Screen Round-up August 2017

    The monthly round-up of film and television publications compiled by Simon Baker, Institute of Historical Research and published at Learning on Screen by Sergio Angelini. This month the selection takes in the work of celebrated directors such as Stephen Frears and Hal Ashby, Jordanian cinema, football in the work of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Maurice Jaubert […]

  • We’re Hiring

    Information Officer (4 days per week), Learning on Screen Salary: £28,961 (pro rata) Based at our London office this role offers a rare opportunity to work in our Membership and Information Services Team. You will work in collaboration with the Head of this department to provide our membership with up-to-date information on audiovisual media resources […]

  • Media Screen Round-up July 2017

    The monthly round-up of film and television publications compiled by Simon Baker, Institute of Historical Research and published at Learning on Screen by Andrew Ormsby. This month the selection takes in Vera Lynn, nostaligia in contemporary screen adaptations of Shakespeare, South Korean baseball movies, women in  prison, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, screen tests 1915-30, combat […]

  • Media Screen Round-up June 2017

    The monthly round-up of film and television publications compiled by Simon Baker, Institute of Historical Research and published at Learning on Screen by Andrew Ormsby. This month the selection takes in Dorothy Lamour, ‘My Beautiful Laundrette’, television representations of the 1992 – 1995 Bosnian War, Hindi Cinema, James Bond films and Harrison Ford’s chest hair. […]

  • BoB upgrade update

    Thank you for your continued patience as we carry out the phased BoB upgrade throughout August. We’ve been steadily importing archive content into the new system and converting it to HTML5, so programmes play across iOS and Android devices. The system now links to 1.5 million broadcasts, with content dating back to the 1990s. Clips […]

  • Media Screen Round-Up April 2016

    The monthly roundup of film and television publications compiled by Simon Baker, Institute of Historical Research and published at the BUFVC by Andrew Ormsby. One of the highlights of this month’s selection is Muhamed Amin’s article in the latest issue of The Journal of European Popular Culture (Volume 6, Issue 2): ‘Welcome to Europe! Linking […]

  • Shakespeare 400

    The BBC continues its wealth of programming to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.  On 8 May BBC Radio 3 broadcasts a new production of King Lear with Ian McDiarmid in the title role; Upstart Crow (9 May BBC2), a sitcom written by Ben Elton and David Mitchell, sees Mitchell playing Shakespeare in a raucous […]

  • Screen Plays: The Theatre Plays on British Television Database now online

    Screen Plays: The Theatre Plays on British Television Database documents British television productions of plays that were originally written for the theatre. Most of these productions were made especially for television, but a significant number were originally theatre productions (some of which were broadcast from the theatre and some transferred to the studio). It currently […]

  • Jisc Digifest 2016: 2 to 3 March 2016

    Digifest 2016 is a celebration of the power of digital. https://www.jisc.ac.uk/digifest At Digifest, you’ll be able to debate and consider the critical issues affecting digital – the what, the why, the how. You’ll be able to hear more about what’s on the horizon, and be inspired by the innovation that digital is making possible. And you’ll […]