Stage & screen
Oxford Reference Online for Performing Arts [24/7]
Specialist reference collection for the public.
65,000 items of printed ephemera. Particularly strong on advertising and 19th Century entertainment materials, including tickets, programmes and playbills, but also including popular topographical, satirical and humorous prints.
The "definitive guide to UK film and TV history" - great resource from the British Film Institute. In addition, if you visit the site using a Westminster Libraries computer, you will gain access to the archive of thousands of clips and full programmes.
Gateway to articles on media and broadcasting topics, with an academic focus.
Arts gateway, part of the Arts & Humanities Data Service.
Listings and reviews for performance, arts, eating, and drinking, and many other aspects of London life. This is the online version of the longstanding magazine.
Includes indexes and absracts of journals along with some full text articles. Covers sereral subjects including the arts, dance, film, drama, theatre, stagecraft, musical theatre, performance art, storytelling, opera, pantomime, puppetry and magic...
Soon all analogue transmitters will change to sending digital signals. This will mean that if you do not have a digital receiver you will need to get one. But you may also need to retune your TV/digi box as the signal will soon change.
Searchable, personalisable TV & radio listings for all UK channels / stations.
For details of the actors in advertisements from the last three years.
Showbusiness and television industry news and gossip plus consumer reviews of equipment.
Information on digital TV and radio including advice on getting started.
Links to over 2,600 TV channels from around the world who provide live online streaming of their programmes.
TV on Demand
Several channels now offer their programmes free of charge via the Internet:
- The BBC offers access to many of its programmes for up to 7 days via its iPlayer
- ITV offer some of their programmes for up to a month
- Channel4 also offer 30 days free access to some of its programmes with 4 on demand, but you must install their software for anything older than 7 days.
Find out what's on when and where, get reviews plus follow the links to book your tickets.
Information and reviews of 1000s of movies, fully cross-referenced. Includes a section on award ceremonies and film festivals.
Large database of reviews, including information about which films are on TV.
Well-established UK film magazine with reviews, articles and guides.
US-based site giving access to hundreds of scripts. Also has links to other scripts sites (eg: US TV, radio etc.) and screenwriting information.
'A guide to UK film and television archives in the public sector'. With details of each archive's coverage and selected clips from films they hold.
What's on in London theatres. Includes seating plans.
Listings for performances all over Britain, as well as news, reviews and articles.
What's on in theatres around the UK.
For all your AmDram needs.
Website of the weekly theatrical newspaper. Includes job advertisements.
What's on in dance in London, including news, features and a directory of information for dancers.
Search for dance classes, equipment and more.
Lobbying, networking and information organisation for dancers. Includes directories of choreographers and medical practitioners.
Not quite what you were looking for? See also:
Biography for famous people and fan club sites.
Music is a separate category.
News & magazines are in a separate category.
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