Omnibus Episode guide

  1. Ray Bradbury - The Illustrated Man

    Documentary about the late sci-fi and fantasy writer Ray Bradbury, filmed in Los Angeles.

    First broadcast: 24 Jun 2012

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  2. John Barry: Licence to Thrill

    Documentary about John Barry, the most successful film score composer of the 20th century.

    First broadcast: 28 Mar 2012

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  3. Song of Summer: Frederick Delius

    How Eric Fenby helped a blind Delius set down the unfinished scores he heard in his head.

    First broadcast: 24 Jan 2012

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  4. Alan McGee - The Man Who Discovered Oasis

    A rollercoaster ride through the life and times of maverick pop mogul Alan McGee.

    First broadcast: 28 Oct 2011

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  5. Elizabeth Taylor - England's Other Elizabeth

    Profile of the British-born actress who became one of Hollywood's most enduring stars.

    First broadcast: 31 Mar 2011

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  6. Christopher Isherwood - A Born Foreigner

    Derek Hart interviews author Christopher Isherwood about his life and work.

    First broadcast: 19 Mar 2011

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  7. The Savage: Paul Gauguin and the Construction of Paradise

    A look at the image of himself that Gauguin hoped to promote in his book Noa Noa.

    First broadcast: 27 Sep 2010

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  8. Ronnie Scott and All That Jazz

    Documentary on the London venue opened in 1959 and now the heartbeat of British jazz.

    First broadcast: 30 Oct 2009

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  9. Life, the Universe and Douglas Adams

    A celebration of Douglas Adams, the man behind The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

    First broadcast: 05 Oct 2009

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  10. Eve Arnold - In Retrospect

    Profile of photographer Eve Arnold, whose subjects included Dietrich, Crawford and Monroe.

    First broadcast: 28 Jun 2009

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  11. Leonard Cohen - Songs from a Life

    Portrait of Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen.

    First broadcast: 19 Jun 2009

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  12. The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong

    Profile of jazz legend, actor and ambassador Louis Armstrong.

    First broadcast: 18 Dec 2008

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  13. David Hockney's Secret Knowledge

    David Hockney reveals that cameras may have been artists' tools since the 15th century.

    First broadcast: 01 Oct 2008

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  14. Syd Barrett - Crazy Diamond

    Members of Pink Floyd recall Syd Barrett, the creative genius behind their early success.

    First broadcast: 23 May 2008

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  15. Through Many Dangers - The Story of Gospel Music

    Omnibus traces the story of black American gospel music.

    First broadcast: 28 Mar 2008

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  16. Oscar Peterson and Andre Previn

    Oscar Peterson and Andre Previn look at the styles and personalities in piano jazz.

    First broadcast: 01 Feb 2008

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  17. The Billy Elliot Boy

    The story of 13-year-old actor Jamie Bell's rise to fame after starring in Billy Elliot.

    First broadcast: 28 Dec 2007

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  18. Oscar

    An unusual and provocative look at the life and legacy of Oscar Wilde.

    First broadcast: 07 Sep 2007

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  19. Cracked Actor: David Bowie

    A rockumentary from the Omnibus archives about rock star David Bowie.

    First broadcast: 26 May 2007

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  20. Botticelli: Visions of Violence and Beauty

    Kirsty Wark looks at Sandro Botticelli's visual realisation of Dante's 'Divine Comedy'.

    First broadcast: 17 Mar 2001

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  21. Antony Gormley - The Iron Man

    Profile of sculptor Antony Gormley as he prepares to unveil a work called Quantum Cloud.

    First broadcast: 27 Mar 2000

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  22. Van Dyck Undressed

    Exploring the effect painter Sir Anthony Van Dyck had on portraiture.

    First broadcast: 13 Sep 1999

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  23. Man of the Match:Nick Hornby

    A look at author Nick Hornby's work, influences and lifelong obsession with Arsenal FC.

    First broadcast: 21 Apr 1998

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  24. Pierre Bonnard: A Love Exposed

    The tragic love story of French painter Pierre Bonnard and his wife and muse, Marthe.

    First broadcast: 10 Feb 1998

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  25. Sir Walter Scott: The Wizard of the North

    Sir Walter Scott's descendants act as guides to his Scottish borders home, Abbotsford.

    First broadcast: 10 Feb 1997

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  26. Degas:The Old Man Mad About Art

    A look at the last years of Degas, which he spent obsessively painting the female figure.

    First broadcast: 20 May 1996

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  27. What a Relief! Ten Years of Comic Relief

    With the help of the stars and its founders, Omnibus tells the history of Comic Relief.

    First broadcast: 29 Apr 1996

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  28. Spike

    Documentary about the life and career of Spike Milligan.

    First broadcast: 15 Apr 1996

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  29. Paul Verhoeven:From Holland to Hollywood

    A profile on Dutch-born film director, Paul Verhoeven, upon the release of 'Showgirls'.

    First broadcast: 08 Jan 1996

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  30. Gore Vidal's Gore Vidal Part Two

    Gore Vidal recalls the second half of his life, starting from JFK's presidency.

    First broadcast: 16 Oct 1995

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