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The Media Show

Has the 'greed is good' world of the eighties been replaced by a new spirit of cooperation? How is advertising, the most selfish and successful of eighties industries coping? We look at the new "caring, sharing" ads, and ask how you sell to the altruistic consumer? ... Read more
A report from London, Italy and America on the international controversy stirred up by two new posters in the immensely successful multi-racial Benetton advertising campaign. Accused of being both too reactionary and too progressive, and withdrawn at a cost of millions of pounds, we look at where ... Read more
In American movies, nasty things often lurk beneath the calm surface of the American small town. With the help of David Lynch (Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks), Joe Dante (Gremlins) and David Thomson (Suspects), we probe behind the white picket fences - and discover that it all starts with It's A Wonderful ... Read more
An interview with the Australian director of Celia about her film, on the eve of its British release. (Of particular interest due to the film's poor reception in Australia which has resulted in it passing largely unnoticed by the Australian public). ... Read more
On the launch of a new government antidrug campaign, The Media Show asks if it is possible to raise the issue without ending up "advertising" drugs. ... Read more
A look at the genesis of a new Friends of the Earth advertisment. Do shock tactics work for environmental groups? How are advertising companies working alongside the environmentalists? ... Read more
The Media Show goes on location with the making of the film version of A Brief History Of Time, Stephen Hawking's best-seller about the origins of the universe. Directed by Errol Morris (Thin Blue Line) and produced by Stephen Spielberg, the film is undoubtedly one of the most ambitious ... Read more
In the run-up to the hand-over of Hong Kong (the last British colony) to China, The Media Show examines political censorship of the media by the Hong Kong government. ... Read more
An interview with Polish filmmaker Krysztof Kieslowski about his films, Short Film About Killing and Short Film About Love and the monumental Decalogue project. ... Read more
Spike Lee directs a TV spot for "Air Jordans". ... Read more
A special report from the world's number one media city. The Media Show talks to film directors, journalists and television producers; magazine editors and movie stars talk about what it's like to live and work in New York City. We investigate how the media dealt with the question of race in the ... Read more
A year on from the Broadcast Ban, we look at what it has meant for television, from regional news to arts programmes. Of particular relevance to Behind The Mask. ... Read more
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