BFI Sessions coming to the Radio Times Festival 2015

Featuring a rare opportunity to see rediscovered ITV footage, plus a screening of a newly unearthed (and as yet unannounced) comedy classic from the 1960s


This September the British Film Institute (BFI) will be joining us at the inaugural Radio Times Festival.


As Radio Times decamps to Hampton Court Palace from the 24th to the 27th of September, the BFI will run three sessions.

The BFI’s Missing Believed Wiped event will take place on Friday 25th at 2pm. For more than 20 years the initiative has sought TV material missing from the archives and showcased the best finds (Dad’s Army, Doctor Who and more) at the BFI Southbank. This session looks at the history of the initiative before a screening of a newly rediscovered (and as yet unannounced) comedy classic from the 1960s.

At 4pm the BFI will run a session detailing the history of Radio Times. This fascinating event is a bespoke compilation of adverts, promos, news items and documentary features relating to Radio Times. It’s a reminder of some of RT’s memorable covers and designs.

On Sunday 27tht at 2pm the BFI will also delve into the history of ITV in 1964. In that year Lew Grade arranged for one whole evening of ITV Sunday night broadcasting to be recorded. The entire recording was recently rediscovered and as part of the BFI’s celebration of ITV at 60. We offer a rare opportunity to see highlights from this unique find.


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