AHRC Project – Spaces of Television Launches New Blog

The AHRC-funded research project Spaces of Television has launched a new blog in order to share some of its exciting findings with the public.

Based in the department and led by Professor Jonathan Bignell, alongside Professor James Chapman (University of Leicester) and Professor Stephen Lacey (University of Glamorgan) the project examines television fiction produced in the UK from 1955-94. It analyses how spaces of production (in TV studios and on location) conditioned the form and visual style of programmes, considering issues such as technology and liveness.

Edited and written by the project’s post doctoral researchers Leah Panos and Billy Smart, with contributions by the whole team the blog will unfold with some of the team’s archival research and interviews, including a chance to revisit some forgotten classics. We start off with two posts on the ITV private eye series Public Eye (1965-1975), hugely popular at the time, yet now almost forgotten: A discussion of the programme’s use of location recording and Part I of an interview with creator and prolific British television writer Roger Marshall (The Avengers, The Sweeney, The Professionals, Armchair Theatre).