It's time for our regular look at the TV that the BFI is showing, this time in April 2014. Opera dominates the schedule this time, with a season of opera productions, both filmed and specially performed for television, and a Q&A with Mr Jonathan Miller himself about the future of opera on TV. But there’s also a season starting in April celebrating BBC2’s 50th anniversary, an evening devoted to April Fool jokes and a Missing Believed Wiped Special devoted to Michael Palin and Terry Jones’ The Complete and Utter History of Britain that will be introduced by Palin himself.
It's time for our regular look at the TV that the BFI is showing, this time in March 2014. Not much on this month, because of the full film schedule, but previews of the final two parts of the 'Worricker Trilogy', Turks & Caicos and Salting the Battlefield, as well as a showing of the first part, Page Eight, and a short season of TV documentaries by Mira Hamermesh, including Maids and Madams, Talking to the Enemy and Loving the Dead.
A little bit later than it should have been (sorry), it’s time for our regular look at the TV that the BFI is showing, this time in December. And judging by the schedule, the BFI knows its my birthday since not only is there a Ghostwatch showing and reunion, there’s not one but two Nigel Kneale showings (The Woman in Black and The Stone Tape, complete with Q&A) and two ‘Missing Believed Wiped’ sessions (who wants a bet they might have something good and shiny in that?). Add on some classic ghost stories, some eleventh Doctor Doctor Who, and previews of Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith's Inside No 9 and an adaptation of The Thirteenth Tale and you have a month to top all months. Merry Christmas everyone and happy birthday to me!
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I'm Rob Buckley, a freelance journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of, although you might have heard me on Radio 5 Live's Saturday Edition. I've edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for trade magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider and the equally short-lived Death Ray and Filmstar magazines; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it "web site for urban hedonists" The Tribe. I'm freelance now and have contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network and TV Scoop.