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  • 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 […]

  • Media Screen Roundup: December 2015 – January 2016

    The monthly roundup of film and television publications compiled by Simon Baker, Institute of Historical Research, and published here at the BUFVC by Linda Kaye. To celebrate the 500th anniversary of Sir Thomas More’s Utopia it’s perhaps fitting that this month’s double issue of Media Screen Roundup features adaptations of utopian literature. Blaims’ Mediated Utopias: […]

  • Using AV to Support Whole School Improvement

    BoB-in-Schools-event

    Our free conference will explore how schools can use audiovisual content, supporting improvements in student attainment, engagement and teaching quality.

  • Media Screen Roundup – October 2015

    The monthly roundup of film and television publications compiled by Simon Baker, Institute of Historical Research, and published here at the BUFVC by Linda Kaye. In this month’s Roundup there is a focus on politics and empire. Negrine and Bull investigate the television coverage of the British MPs’ expenses scandal. The gender bias coverage in […]

  • Visions of Change – the evolution of the British TV documentary

    A season of screenings and special events launches today at the BFI Southbank on the evolution of the television documentary with Denis Mitchell: The Poet, introduced by Dr Ieuan Franklin. A number of events will follow, including Patricia Holland on TV journalism and current affairs; Paul Long on Philip Donnellan; John Wyver on arts TV […]

  • Sourcing Media Resources

    Presented by: Linda Kaye and Sergio Angelini Date: Wednesday 9 December 2015 – Book your place now Venue: BUFVC office, 77 Wells Street, London, W1T 3QJ The course will explore the benefits and value of using moving image and sound in teaching, learning and research. This includes how to find film, TV, audio and news materials […]