BBC4 Broadcast Rights?
October 24, 2007 10:20 AM   Subscribe

Looking for information on the broadcast/screening rights for a four-part special broadcast on BBC 4 in 1992.

The program in question is "On the Edge" (you can see parts of it here). It was written and directed by Derek Bailey, and it's about improvised music.

I work for a university research project on improvisation, and we'd like to be able to screen it (on the level).

I contacted channel 4 through their webform, but I'm not sure that'll be any help. Does anyone know how I'd go about finding this information out?

posted by ITheCosmos to Media & Arts (7 answers total)
Just so you know, Channel 4 is not associated with the BBC. It is an independent television station in the UK. Wanted to say that just in case people were thinking it was on BBC Radio 4.
posted by ALongDecember at 10:23 AM on October 24, 2007

Response by poster: Aha, that might help! Thanks.
posted by ITheCosmos at 10:31 AM on October 24, 2007

There is a BBC 4 Tv station too now, it's definitely Channel 4 you need.
posted by fire&wings at 10:34 AM on October 24, 2007

Response by poster: OK, yeah, it was Channel 4 that it was on and that I contacted. My saying BBC4 in here is but a demonstration of the sad state of knowledge of British culture here in the colonies (Canada).
posted by ITheCosmos at 10:41 AM on October 24, 2007

You're extremely unlikely to get anything from contacting Channel 4 that way. Also, the rights may not rest with Channel 4 if it was an independent production for Channel 4.

On The Edge was directed and produced by Jeremy Marre (Bailey wrote it, but didn't direct it). I'd contact him.
posted by boudicca at 2:06 AM on October 25, 2007

Channel 4 doesn't make any of its programmes, save Right to Reply.

You want Harcourt Films. Boudicca just posted the link.
posted by genghis at 6:32 AM on October 25, 2007

Response by poster: Yep, I contacted that guy as well. We'll see how it turns out.
posted by ITheCosmos at 10:04 PM on October 25, 2007

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