Omnibus (1967)

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Omnibus was an arts-based BBC television documentary series, broadcast mainly on BBC1 in the United Kingdom. The programme was the successor to the long-running 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 Bafta awards.

Among the series' best remembered documentaries are Cracked Actor, a profile of David Bowie, and Rene Magritte, a graduate film by David Wheatley, 'Madonna: Behind the American dream', a film produced by Nadia Hagger, and a profile of the British film director Ridley Scott.

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

The series was replaced by 'Imagine' hosted by Alan Yentob.

Series Cast

  1. John Peel as

    John Peel

    1 Episode

  2. Eric Burdon as Self

    Eric Burdon


    1 Episode

  3. Anthony Burgess as Self

    Anthony Burgess


    1 Episode

  4. Donovan as Self



    1 Episode

  5. George Harrison as Self

    George Harrison


    1 Episode

  6. Jimi Hendrix as Self

    Jimi Hendrix


    1 Episode

  7. Mick Jagger as Self

    Mick Jagger


    1 Episode

  8. John Lennon as Self

    John Lennon


    1 Episode

  9. Paul McCartney as Self

    Paul McCartney


    1 Episode

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Full Cast & Crew

Last Season

Season 36

2002 | 4 Episodes

Season 36 of Omnibus premiered on October 23, 2002.

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Status Canceled


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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