Omnibus (TV Series 1967–2003)


Omnibus (TV Series 1967–2003)

Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
IMDb   7.5 /10
Creator Don Taylor
Creator Colin Nears
Creator Peter Adam
Creator Lindsay Anderson
Release Date1967-10-13
GenreDocumentary, Biography, Music
Content RatingNot Rated (Not Rated)
Awards10 wins & 26 nominations.
CompanyBritish Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Self - Presenter / ... 13 episodes, 1975-1991
Kirsty Wark
Kirsty Wark
Self - Presenter / ... 5 episodes, 2001
Father / ... 5 episodes, 1967-1990
Narrator / ... 5 episodes, 1968-1975
Self / ... 5 episodes, 1986-2001
Self 5 episodes, 1976-2000
Self 5 episodes, 1982-1992
Self / ... 6 episodes, 1969-1994
Narrator / ... 4 episodes, 1968-1992
Henry Livings
Henry Livings
Self / ... 4 episodes, 1967-1971
Astronaut / ... 4 episodes, 1969-1981
Ninette de Valois
Ninette de Valois
Self / ... 4 episodes, 1968-1983
Robin Ray
Robin Ray
Self / ... 4 episodes, 1968-1973
Self 4 episodes, 1970-1994
Self 5 episodes, 1970-1997
André Previn
André Previn
Self 6 episodes, 1973-2001

Omnibus (British TV programme)

Omnibus is an arts-based British documentary series, broadcast mainly on BBC 1 in the United Kingdom. The programme was the successor to the arts-based series Monitor.

It ran from 1967 until 2003, usually being transmitted on Sunday evenings. During its 35-year history, the programme won 12 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards.

Among the series' best remembered documentaries are:

For one season in 1982, the series was in a magazine format presented by Barry Norman.

In 2001, the BBC announced that the programme was being switched to BBC Two, prompting accusations that the Corporation was further marginalising its arts programming. BBC controller of arts commissioning Roly Keating defended the move, saying "the documentary strand will be able to tackle a wider range of subjects." Regarded as its "flagship arts programme", Omnibus was one of only two regular arts platforms broadcast at the time by the BBC.

In late 2002, the BBC announced that Omnibus would be cancelled the following year, to be replaced by the arts series Imagine, hosted by Alan Yentob.