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Film that follows Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise through the making of one of their BBC shows. With producer John Ammonds and writer Eddie Braben, Eric and Ernie reveal the sheer hard work of comedy.

March 2024
André Previn debunks many of the conventional myths that surround conducting, exposing the foibles, prejudices, insecurities and backstage dramas that the general public knows little of.
December 2023
An Omnibus special examining the career of composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein. Featuring interviews and footage of Bernstein's most memorable performances.
Omnibus documentary that follows the making of a classic recording as composer Leonard Bernstein conducts his celebrated musical West Side Story for the first time.
February 2022
An Omnibus documentary about visionary British artist and poet William Blake, originally broadcast in 2000 to coincide with a major exhibition of his work at Tate Britain.
December 2021
Documentary that follows Stephen Sondheim, during his spell as visiting professor of drama at Oxford University, as he takes students through the creative process of writing a musical.
An ancient whistle dating back to the times of the Knights Templar spells danger for the man who finds it. Classic MR James chiller adapted by Jonathan Miller.
August 2021
For much of his career, Lucian Freud allowed his paintings to speak for themselves, but in 1988 he talked for the first time - to Omnibus - about his work and ambitions.
May 2021
In 1987, Christopher Sykes interviewed Bob Dylan. Their meeting revealed a side of Dylan that is rarely seen - direct, playful and fully engaged in the conversation.
February 2021
In 1820 John Keats was dying of tuberculosis. Friends and doctors suggested a trip to Italy for the better climate might save him. Andrew Motion retraces his extraordinary journey.
January 2017
January 1, 2017 of the TV-show Omnibus was broadcast by BBC2 on Sunday 1 January 2017 at 18:00.
November 2016
Portrait of Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen, originally recorded in 1973. Featuring interviews, archive film and live performances from London, Paris, Athens and New York.
October 2014
Profile drawn from Elizabeth Taylor's visit to Britain in 2000, during which she received her damehood from the Queen. Hollywood's last great star talks for the first time in years about her career, her life and the challenges of the future.
July 2013
Profile of the British-born actress who became one of Hollywood's most enduring stars.(R)
May 2013
Documentary on the London venue opened in 1959 and now the heartbeat of British jazz.(R)