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Kathleen Luckey

Kathleen joined the BFI in 1990, starting in the education department before moving to the television and projects unit, where she provided support for the NFT television programme officer and was involved in the One Day in the Life of World Cinema project. In 1996 she joined the Archive’s television team. Along with the other television curators she selects programmes for preservation in the BFI National Archive.

She is interested in children’s television, sport and science fiction and has co-programmed BFI Southbank seasons on children’s television and science fiction/adventure television. She has contributed to the International Encylopedia of Television and to the BFI Mediatheques, DVD releases and Screenonline.

Articles by Kathleen Luckey

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  • The best British TV of 2016 so far

    The BFI’s TV curators round up their personal favourites from what’s already been a bumper year on the small screen.

    Tuesday, July 26, 2016


  • BBC Three switchover: 10 great programmes

    It’s the end of an era for BBC Three, as the channel switches to being online-only. These are 10 highlights from the output of the often controversial but underappreciated platform, which launched in 2003.

    Monday, February 15, 2016


  • The best British TV of 2015

    Our TV curators have been glued to their sets all year, making calls on which programmes to select for preservation in the BFI National Archive. This top 10 represents the cream of 2015’s crop.

    Friday, December 18, 2015


  • ITV at 60: five key programmes that launched Britain’s second TV channel

    It’s six decades since the launch of Britain’s first independent TV channel, with its first programmes being broadcast by the London contractor Associated-Rediffusion. Here we remember five gems from the early days of ITV.

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015


  • The 10 best British TV aliens

    Our TV curators count down their top 10 aliens on British television, from the Time Lord himself to Monty Python’s tennis-playing blancmanges.

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014


  • Television in the interactive age #changingtimes

    Television has come a long way from the days of the live phone-in, with digital TV and social media enabling instant audience participation.

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013


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