Good old BBC2. Just when Summer telly is looking dire, with endless episodes of B*g B*****r (I can’t bear to say, let alone write about a certain ‘reality’ TV show), along comes The Summer of British Film to restore the faith.
Following an interview with BBC2 Controller Roly Keating on the latest Observer Film Weekly podcast, where he was very enthusiastic about the season, I’m really looking forward to this.
Every week, starting on Saturday 28 July, there’ll be a new documentary in the British Film Forever series covering 100 years of British film. Episodes are split into genres:
- Social Realism
- Costume Drama
Best of all, to accompany the documentaries, BBC2 will also be screening around 60 films from the last 100 years.
I’m now off to finally invest in a DVD Recorder to make the most out the season.