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Jazz 625 at the BBC

Listen to our podcast, which explores Jazz 625 as a landmark in music programming. Broadcast during BBC2's first two years (1964-1966), it showcased American stars like Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck and Dizzy Gillespie alongside British talent such as Johnny Dankworth and Tubby Hayes.

Thu 22 May 2014, 09:02 | Tags: Television, Arts

20th Anniversary for Ghostwatch parody spook show that sparked a new TV genre

This year represents the twentieth anniversary of the BBC faux-documentary Ghostwatch. The 90 minute drama, which first aired on 31st October 1992, caused a media storm and record numbers of calls to the BBC switchboard due to the frightening nature of the scenes and concern for the welfare of the presenter Sarah Greene, who appeared to be dragged behind a doorway to her apparent demise. University of Warwick researchers say that while it may no longer frighten after 20 years it has spawned a new genre of spectral reality TV.

Tue 30 Oct 2012, 15:46 | Tags: Television, Arts

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