It's time for our regular look at the TV that the BFI is showing, this time in the month of July 2013. This month, as well as the conclusion of the celebration of Doctor Who, which for some reason ends with the seventh Doctor's Remembrance of the Daleks…
…there's a preview of the second series of Toy Boy, as well as a season of TV programmes about film.
It's time for our regular look at the TV that the BFI is showing, this time in the month of June 2013. This month, as well as the continuing celebration of Doctor Who, which reaches the Colin Baker years with The Two Doctors…
…there's the second half of a season of Tony Garnett's work, and previews of Top of the Lake and Quirke.
It's time for our regular look at the TV that the BFI is showing, this time in the month of May 2013. This month, as well as the continuing celebration of Doctor Who, which reaches the Peter Davison years with The Caves of Androzani…
…there's a Missing Believed Wiped special and the first half of a season of Tony Garnett's work, that's partly a Ken Loach season and which also includes Roland Joffé's directorial debut, The Spongers, which I will arbitrarily declare this week's Wednesday Play (on Thursday). Set during the 1977 Jubilee celebrations, Jim Allen's script focuses on the plight of Pauline as she struggles to make ends meet. With a searing contemporary relevance, the film shows the human cost of decisions made by bureaucratic committees as council budgets are put under increasing pressure. Christine Hargreaves' performance is devastating as we see the full impact of these decision on her children. One of the most important plays of the 70s, it still speaks loudly to our conscience today. Don't forget to watch it at the BFI if you like it!
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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.