Monday, 28 March 2016
First viewed : 12 October 1978
This is another one to get the Play For Today treatment with individual programmes in the strand being added to the post as we come to them. Omnibus was the Beeb's long-running arts documentary series, broadcast from 1967 to 2003.
The Record Machine
The first one I remember watching was an examination of the pop music business featuring players like John Peel and Mickie Most. The only part I really recall was footage of a Radio One playlist meeting with Dave Lee Travis commenting that a record sounded "very Marshall Hain" , a comment that could only have been made in the latter half of 1978.
David Puttnam ( 19 December 1982 )
At this point , Barry Norman was the regular host of the programme and this edition was given over to a profile of Chariots of Fire producer David Puttnam. The only bit I remember is the account of his difficulties with star Dustin Hoffman when making the film Agatha.
Luck & Flaw's Illustrated Guide To Caricature ( 26 July 1985 )
As Spitting Image was still riding high in the ratings, its creators got to present a potted history of caricature going back to the eighteenth century cartoonist James Gillray. Steve Nallon was on had to present Thatcher's supposed views on the subject as well as contemporary masters like Steve Bell and Gerard Scarfe.