NEWS

Britten's Endgame selected in France

Britten's Endgame, the feature-length documentary to mark the centenary of Benjamin Britten in 2013, has been selected for competition in the French documentary festival, FIPA.  It will be screened in Biarritz in late January, in the Performing Arts section of the festival.  Earlier this year, the film won a nomination for the BAFTA Craft Award for Sound (Factual).

Fantastic Mr Dahl joins Fantastic Mr Fox

Fantastic Mr Dahl, John Bridcut's 2005 documentary about the life and work of Roald Dahl, has been released on Blu-Ray and DVD by the Criterion Collection, as part of a 3-disc set of Wes Anderson's animation of Fantastic Mr Fox.  The documentary, presented by Alan Yentob, was originally made in 2005 for Imagine on BBC One.

Prince's Jubilee Tribute to the Queen now on DVD

Prince Charles's programme, A Jubilee Tribute to The Queen by The Prince of Wales, is now available on DVD.  When first broadcast on BBC One, it trended on Twitter, where The Queen's home movies and her eldest son's responses to them caught people's imagination.  It achieved an audience share of 33%, with an average audience higher than either EastEnders or Coronation Street the same evening. 

'Of all the commemorative, reflective (and sometimes glutinously sycophantic) programmes on air, it struck to the heart', wrote Libby Purves in her column in The Times.