Set in a London comprehensive school, Grange Hill was first broadcast on 8 February 1978. Although initially conceived as a nine-part series, the programme proved to be so popular that it carried on until 2008. It also earned a reputation for its realism and willingness to tackle difficult subjects – from bullying and truancy to […]
By Lez Cooke, John Hill and Billy Smart Programming a season of ‘Television’s Forgotten Dramas’, and encouraging a BFI Southbank audience to come and see them, presented both challenges and opportunities. The major challenge involved in promoting forgotten dramas is that, by their nature, they are not well-known and titles on their own do not […]
We are pleased to be able to announce details of the second ‘Forgotten Dramas: Rediscovering British Television’s Neglected Plays’ season, held at BFI Southbank this February, curated by Lez Cooke, John Hill and Billy Smart as a part of the AHRC-funded ‘History of Forgotten Television Drama in the UK’ project at Royal Holloway College, University […]
A major three-day conference dedicated to historical (mostly) British Television Drama is to take place at the Egham Campus of Royal Holloway College, University of London between Wednesday the 22nd and Friday the 24th of April.
The conference of the AHRC-funded ‘History of Forgotten Television Drama’ project will be held at Royal Holloway’s Egham campus from Wednesday 20th to Friday 22nd April, 2015. Proposals are invited for papers and/or panels on the theme of ‘Television Drama: the Forgotten, the Lost and the Neglected’.
This event was organised as part of the three-year AHRC-funded research project, The History of Forgotten Television Drama in the UK (Royal Holloway, University of London) in association with the Centre for Media Research, University of Ulster.