Conferences Events Forgotten Television Drama Tony Hancock

Booking open for ‘Television Drama: the Forgotten, the Lost and the Neglected’, Royal Holloway College, Egham, 22 – 24 April 2015: FULL PROGRAMME

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.

1950s 1960s 1970s Actors BBC BBC Television Shakespeare Cedric Messina Directors Festival Play of the Month Producers Shakespeare Television World Theatre Tony Hancock

From Television World Theatre to the BBC Shakespeare: The fluctuating status of the classic play on BBC Television 1957-1985

In a recent lecture, Huw Weldon, managing director of BBC television said: ‘We feel that, like the theatre at large, we should be wanting if we did not ceaselessly recreate the classics – Shakespeare, Sheridan, Shaw and so on.’ (Dunkley, Chris, ‘Review’, Radio Times, 27 March 1975, p.74)