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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.

Articles by Lisa Kerrigan

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  • Television without pity: Dennis Potter’s TV criticism

    Not just Britain’s greatest TV writer, Dennis Potter also worked for years as a TV critic, earning the reputation of a hellfire preacher who was as passionate damning the witless as he was singing the praises of some surprising favourites.

    Thursday, June 5, 2014


  • 10 great British films directed by women

    With Joanna Hogg’s third film, Exhibition, confirming her as among our best new directors, we look back at some of the finest films directed by women in the UK.

    Thursday, April 24, 2014


  • 10 classics of British TV horror

    Cower from behind the sofa as we round up 10 of the small screen’s most memorable forays into terror.

    Monday, December 23, 2013


  • Why I love... The Woman in Black

    Curator Lisa Kerrigan remembers a terrifying first encounter with the Woman in Black, in the 1989 TV version of Susan Hill’s famous ghost story.

    Monday, December 9, 2013


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