8th November 2001

 

CHILDREN’S DRAMA IN THE SHADOW OF TERRORISM

 

University students will hear next week how the events of 11th September have affected the output of children’s television in the UK.

 

TV director Graeme Harper, whose credits include ‘The Bill’, ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Spitting Image, ‘Heartbeat’, ‘Casualty’ and ‘Eastenders’, will give a lecture to Communications students at the University of Lincoln on the effect of the terrorist attacks on children’s TV drama.

 

Mr Harper will talk about his work in the media and the changes he had to make to his

current series ‘Oscar Charlie’ in the light of the atrocities at the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon.

 

The talk kicks off the annual open lecture series arranged for BA (Hons) Communications students at the university.

 

Members of the public are welcome to attend the lecture, which will take place at 12 noon on Monday 12th November in the Cargill Lecture Theatre at the Brayford Pool campus.

 

Please call Alex Lewczuk on 01522 886245 to reserve a seat as places will be limited.

 

Future speakers in the open lecture series will include Dr Richard Hand, principal lecturer in Theatre and Media Drama at the University of Glamorgan, and Simon Donald, founder and editor of ‘Viz’ magazine.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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