Shameless + Panel Discussion

Writer Paul Abbott begins this discussion of television after Thatcher by commenting on the centralisation of politics and its subsequent effect on the writing of drama. Brian Elsley, one of the writers on the television show Skins, supports this idea and reveals how his own drama series reflects the current trend of democratization in the television industry. What follows are choice words on the diminishing role of the producer from Kenith Trodd whilst Camilla Campbell, Head of Channel Four Drama, explains the fundamental differences between television channels. This event formed part of the Radical TV Drama Season at BFI Southbank.


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  • L'Atalante
  • Psycho
  • Separation