Staff Profile:Dr Billy Smart

Mr Billy Smart
Job Title:
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Researcher on the project Harold-Pinter-Histories-and-Legacies
Areas of Interest:

Much of my work has concentrated on TV versions of the classic stage play, using methodologies derived from both Television and Theatre Studies. I have published and presented extensively on this topic with articles and chapters about TV adaptations of Shakespeare, Ibsen, Chekhov, Brecht and J. B. Priestley. Other work has included studies of the development of Scottish and Welsh television drama, TV representations of lesbianism in 1970s drama, dramas made on Outside Broadcast and the history of the BBC Audience Research Unit.

I have been employed on two earlier AHRC-funded research projects. As Post Doctoral Researcher on 'Spaces of Television: Production, Site and Style' (University of Reading 2010-13) I was part of a team investigating the conditions of production, performance and reception of television drama from a spatial perspective. My work as Research Officer on the 'History of Forgotten Television Drama in the UK' project at Royal Holloway (2013-17) involved exploring the histories of neglected forms of British television drama and the reasons for their neglect.

Research groups / Centres:

Member of the advisory board of the AHRC 'Screen Plays: Theatre Plays on British Television' project, University of Westminster.

Member of the Southern Broadcasting History Group.

Editor of the 'Television's Forgotten Dramas' DVD range for Network Distribution.

Reviews editor for Critical Studies in Television.

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