Video recording of Dancemakers [series]: 'Richard Alston The Choreographer and The Dance' [episode] featuring performance of 'Wildlife' by Ballet Rambert. Filmed at unidentified location in December 1985. Broadcast on BBC2 on 30 July 1986.

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 2228 RDC/P/01/01/0009
  • Dates of Creation
      1985 - 1986
      30/07/1986
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      4 VHS External professional recording of commercial broadcast. VHS Digitised with digital access file available: No

Scope and Content

Period refers to years of production. Date refers to date of first known UK television transmission. Possibly contributor’s copy supplied by the BBC. VHS appears not to be an off-air recording from television broadcast. Instead obtained from BBC – no start or end credits. Professionally filmed. Can follow choreography and see detail such as dancers’ faces. Begins with introduction documentary. On screen participants: choreographer Richard Alston; composer Nigel Osborne; designer Richard Smith; and lighting designer Peter Mumford. 00:18:40 to end credits studio performance of Wildlife for film. Dancemakers series producer: Colin Nears. The performance is produced and directed by Thomas Grimm. Held by British Film Institute archive [see http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/181269]. Also held by BBC archive. Internal BBC reference: LMAN081F.

Condition note:

VHS duration section: 00:00:00 - 00:44:32

Access Information

Certain restrictions apply.

This item is available to view on a one to one basis, and subject to the usual conditions of access to archive material.

Conditions Governing Use

Danmarks Radio / RM Arts / BBC. 1986