I have downloaded a manual from Panasonic for the Panasonic DVD/VHS recorder, model DMR EX99. This states that this model has an analogue tuner and can therefore receive and record analogue broadcasts and other analogue signals such as an RF output from a satellite receiver (for channels 21 to 68). However it does NOT have an RF modulator so needs a SCART connection (or possibly an HDMI) for playback.
I have now purchased this (still in its box for now whilst I read the instructions) and find it is not exactly the same model as that for which I downloaded the manual. In fact the UK model does NOT have an analogue tuner, but I will be able to connect a satellite receiver using a SCART lead between the AV2 sockets to record from the satellite receiver so fortunately the analogue tuner would in any case not have been necessary. It is important though that there is a good enough signal for freeview.