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Archive for January, 2011

Channel 4, British Film Culture and me

January 12th, 2011
In November 1982 I was working as Assistant TV Acquisitions Officer in the National Film Archive at the British Film Institute and freelancing for Time Out and a range of magazines and newspapers about film and TV.  I hadn’t been involved in any of the lobbying for the new channel, but awaited it with some [...]

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The University of Portsmouth's Channel 4 project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and run in partnership with the British Universities Film and Video Council.
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No one will expect a new television channel with less than £30,000 an hour to spend on programmes to be anything other than heavily dependent on film made for the cinema. No one will expect the youngest of British television channels to save the British film industry, or revive what is left of it. — Jeremy Isaacs, Sight and Sound, Winter 1981. Also quoted in Sean Day-Lewis article for the Daily Telegraph, 2nd November 1981.