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Lisa Kerrigan

Lisa joined the BFI as a television curator in 2008, having previously worked for the British Universities Film and Video Council and at the BBC, where she catalogued Radio 4 news and current affairs. She currently selects television programmes for preservation in the BFI National Archive and assists with BFI projects as well as writing for BFI DVD booklets, the Mediatheques and BFI Screenonline.

She contributed to the selection of television content for BFI InView and her specialist interests include current affairs, lifestyle programming and social experiment television. She has presented papers on archival television at a number of academic conferences and is one of the organisers of Home Movie Day London.

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  • The Best British TV of 2018

    In 2018 British TV told stories of our nation that were ancient and unfolding, heart-warming and crushingly sad. Here the BFI curatorial team pick their favourite terrestrial TV shows of the year.

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    Lists

  • The best British TV of 2017

    From Harlots to Timewasters, BFI curators round up the best things on television this year.

    Monday, December 11, 2017

    Lists

  • The best British TV of 2017 so far

    BFI curators pick some of the year’s television highlights to date. How many of these did you catch?

    Monday, July 31, 2017

    Lists

  • The best British TV of 2016

    BFI curators select their favourite homegrown television of the year.

    Friday, December 16, 2016

    Lists

  • 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

    Lists

  • Carla Lane, 1928–2016

    Liverpool’s great sitcom tragi-comedist, co-writer of The Liver Birds, Bread and Butterflies, has died at the age of 87, writes Lisa Kerrigan.

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    Obituaries

  • 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

    Lists

  • The films that built Out of the Rubble

    A guide to the archive films that feature in Penny Woolcock’s new documentary Out of the Rubble, which premiered on Film4 and is available online on BFI Player.

    Monday, February 8, 2016

    Features

  • 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

    Lists

  • 10 great but forgotten TV documentaries of the 1950s and 60s

    Millions watched them on TV at the time, but these pioneering documentaries have hardly been seen since. Now’s the time for their rediscovery.

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    Lists

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