Josephine Botting

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Obituaries

Glynis Johns obituary: veteran British star of Mary Poppins and Miranda

Johns, who has died aged 100, had a long-running career in film, TV and theatre, playing the mermaid in Miranda and the suffragette mother in Disney’s Mary Poppins.

By Josephine Botting

Glynis Johns obituary: veteran British star of Mary Poppins and Miranda
Lists

The best British TV of 2023, as picked by BFI curators

By Xavier Alexandre Pillai, Josephine Botting and others

The best British TV of 2023, as picked by BFI curators
Features

360 classic feature films: how an archive project sought to show the canon, all year round

By Josephine Botting

360 classic feature films: how an archive project sought to show the canon, all year round
Obituaries

David Meeker obituary: film archivist who played a pivotal role in growing the BFI National Archive

By Josephine Botting

David Meeker obituary: film archivist who played a pivotal role in growing the BFI National Archive
Features

How Muriel Box broke down doors for female directors in Britain

By Josephine Botting

How Muriel Box broke down doors for female directors in Britain
Features

Papers, plans, diagrams: the making of The Draughtsman’s Contract

By Josephine Botting

Papers, plans, diagrams: the making of The Draughtsman’s Contract
Lists

40 years of Channel 4: 10 C4 gems currently streaming

By Josephine Botting, William Fowler and others

40 years of Channel 4: 10 C4 gems currently streaming
Lists

100 BBC TV gamechangers

By Lisa Kerrigan, Nadia Attia and others

100 BBC TV gamechangers
Best of 2021

The best new British TV of 2021, picked by BFI curators

By Lisa Kerrigan, James Bell and others

The best new British TV of 2021, picked by BFI curators
Features

“Servant? I’m nobody’s servant”: Dirk Bogarde in Pinterland 

By Josephine Botting

“Servant? I’m nobody’s servant”: Dirk Bogarde in Pinterland 
Features

Muriel Box: the government files on the work of Britain’s pioneering female director

By Josephine Botting and Sarah Castagnetti

Muriel Box: the government files on the work of Britain’s pioneering female director
Obituaries

Norman J. Warren: the gentleman of English exploitation

By Josephine Botting

Norman J. Warren: the gentleman of English exploitation
10 great

10 great Christmas films

By Josephine Botting, Sarah Currant and others

10 great Christmas films
Lists

The best British TV of 2020, picked by BFI curators

By Robin Baker, Josephine Botting and others

The best British TV of 2020, picked by BFI curators
Features

Remembering British film star Anne Crawford on the centenary of her birth

By Josephine Botting

Remembering British film star Anne Crawford on the centenary of her birth
Obituaries

Diana Rigg obituary: an independent, indefatigable star

By Josephine Botting

Diana Rigg obituary: an independent, indefatigable star
BFI Recommends

BFI Recommends: Red Road

By Josephine Botting

BFI Recommends: Red Road
Britain on Lockdown

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #2

By Jez Stewart, Patrick Russell and others

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #2
Features

Honor Blackman obituary: a new-model leading lady

By Josephine Botting

Honor Blackman obituary: a new-model leading lady
Features

40 fabulous Flipside factoids

By Vic Pratt, William Fowler and others

40 fabulous Flipside factoids
Lists

The best British TV of 2019

By Josephine Botting, Mark Duguid and others

The best British TV of 2019
Features

Muriel Pavlow (1921-2019)

By Josephine Botting

Muriel Pavlow (1921-2019)
Interviews

Alexander Korda and Winston Churchill: how the producer and the politician changed British cinema

By Josephine Botting

Alexander Korda and Winston Churchill: how the producer and the politician changed British cinema
Features

Peggy Cummins obituary: petite but powerful star

By Josephine Botting

Peggy Cummins obituary: petite but powerful star
Lists

The best British TV of 2017 so far

By Lisa Kerrigan, Josephine Botting and others

The best British TV of 2017 so far
Features

The Orchard End Murder and the forgotten world of the programme filler

By Josephine Botting

The Orchard End Murder and the forgotten world of the programme filler
Features

How British film celebrated the role of women during the Second World War

By Josephine Botting

How British film celebrated the role of women during the Second World War
Features

Hell Drivers: remembering Stanley Baker and Patrick McGoohan in a British action classic

By Josephine Botting and Kieron Webb

Hell Drivers: remembering Stanley Baker and Patrick McGoohan in a British action classic
Features

Symptoms: the lost classic of 70s horror is back

By Josephine Botting

Symptoms: the lost classic of 70s horror is back
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