Holland, P., ed., 2006. Current affairs on UK commercial television. Conference at the British Academy of Film and Telvision Arts. 17 January, 2006. Transcript of the papers and presentations. Poole: Bournemouth University. (Unpublished)
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“Current affairs on UK commercial television” was a conference which marked the 50th anniversary of This Week, the first current affairs series made by Independent Television (ITV), and also looked at the state of current affairs in the very different climate of television in the 2000s. Speakers discussed the early years of This Week, debates around the launch of ITV in the 1950s, the transformation of This Week into TVEye in the 1980s, and the problems facing This Week’s rival ITV series, World in Action. Many producers and journalists who had worked on the series were present and contributed to the debate. The second half of the conference looked at the contemporary scene, with an analysis of the concept of ‘citizens’ in the 2002 Communications Act, a presentation from the regulator, Ofcom, and a review of the current situation. The conference lauched Bournemouth Media School’s This Week Project an online database which records the details of This Week programmes, and Patricia Holland’s book about the series The Angry Buzz.
|Number of Pages:||80|
|Additional Information:||Contents: Patricia Holland (Bournemouth Media School) ‘Introduction’; Victoria Wegg-Prosser (Independent Producer and Historian) ‘This Week: 50 years ago’; Rob Turnock and Catherine Johnson (Royal Holloway, University of London) ‘The early days of ITV’; Patricia Holland (Bournemouth Media School) ‘From This Week to TVEye’; Peter Goddard (Liverpool University ) ‘World in Action: the last 10 years’; Murray Weston (Director of the British Universities Film and Video Council) ‘TRILT and the role of the BUFVC'; Matt Holland (Bournemouth University Library) ‘The This Week Project databse’; Sonia Livingstone (London School of Economics) 'Consumers” or “citizens'; Steve Perkins (Head of Public Service Broadcasting Content, Ofcom) ‘Ofcom and current affairs’; Steven Barnett (University of Westminster) ‘The future of current affairs television’.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||This Week; Current Affairs; Television|
|Subjects:||Arts > Film and Television|
|Group:||Media School > Institute for Media and Communication Research|
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|Deposited On:||31 May 2007|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 14:37|
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