chapter  8
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This dossier concerns an edition of the BBC-1 Omnibus series filmed in February and broadcast on 14 November 1982. Omnibus is a cultural ‘magazine’ programme, which has recently attempted to popularize itself by employing front-man Barry Norman, whose reputation was made as a television film critic and commentator. Norman’s style of presentation is that of the chat-show host, and the avuncular chat-show ‘look’, if not its actual format, has been incorporated by the Omnibus series.