Research resources

Our research has produced the following public resources that you can access.

Acting with Facts: The Interviews

The research project 'Acting with Facts: Actors Performing the Real in British Theatre and Television since 1990' was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and ran from 2007-2010. Over the three years, the researchers interviewed over thirty British actors and professionals in TV and Theatre about their work in factual drama. The interviews can be accessed or downloaded as PDF files: Acting With Facts - The Interviews. Read About the interviews to find out about the role of the interviews within the project.

Cultures of British Television Drama, 1960-82: Interviews

The research project Cultures of British Television Drama, 1960-82 was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board and ran from 2002-5. The project held three conferences, featuring 'in conversation' interviews with leading television professionals. Verity Lambert spoke in 2004 about her work as producer on programmes including Doctor Who, Rock Follies, The Naked Civil Servant and Widows. Irene Shubik talked about producing Out of This World, Out of the Unknown, Wessex Tales and Rumpole of the Bailey.

Giving Voice to the Nation: Online Arts Council Great Britain Archive

As part of the AHRC-funded project Giving Voice to the Nation. The Arts Council of Great Britain and the Development of Theatre and Performance in Britain 1945-1995, several guides have been compiled to introduce researchers to the structure and content of the online ACGB archive:

Movie: A Journal of Film Criticism

Movie: A Journal of Film Criticism is a new online, free-to-access journal which is a joint venture between the Universities of Reading, Warwick and Oxford. You can view the latest issue here.

Spaces of Television: Production, Site and Style - British TV Drama Databases 1955-1994

The research project Spaces of Television: Production, Site and Style is funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council and runs from 2010 to 2015. As part of the team's work on the production processes and on-screen aesthetics of British TV drama from 1955-94, Postdoctoral Researcher Dr Billy Smart compiled searchable databases listing drama programmes made by BBC, Channel 4 and the various ITV commercial channels. We believe this is the most complete resource of its kind;  click this link to access the databases.

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