7th January 2005




A documentary film by student film-makers at the University of Lincoln is to be screened on BBC One on Monday (10th January).


The film entitled ‘Electric Dreams’ won a Royal Television Society’s Regional Student Award last year and will be shown during the regional current affairs programme ‘Inside Out’ at 7.30pm.


It was made by five third-year Media Production students who spent three days travelling in the back of a van to collect documentary footage on the Sinclair C5 electric car.


The documentary included interviews with a host of stars including car designer Clive Sinclair and one-time Tomorrow’s World presenter Judith Hann, who first introduced the C5 to the television audience.


The group’s 18 minute-long documentary was spotted by BBC producer Stuart Woodman who attended the RTS awards ceremony in October.


“We are delighted with the standards and production values of the work produced, and are pleased to see how the documentary has been recognised by other media professionals in the industry,” said Christine Bellamy, senior lecturer in Media Production at the university.


“Winning the RTS award gained the team some well deserved attention, and their hard work, creativity and huge professionalism proves that their work was of an exceptional industry standard.”


‘Electric Dreams’ was written and directed by Nicholas Cohen (22) and will be up for an award at the national RTS finals in London on Tuesday 15th March 2005, where it will compete against regional finalists around the country.


For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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