25th May 2007

 

VISITING PROFESSOR WINS BAFTA

 

A University of Lincoln visiting professor has received yet another BAFTA for Best Drama Series at this year’s awards ceremony that took place on Sunday.

 

Scriptwriter Neil McKay accepted the award for See No Evil, the Moors Murderers which was a two part dramatisation of the story of the moors murders involving Myra Hindley and Ian Brady.

 

Neil has been involved with the University of Lincoln for six years. As part of the university’s guest lecture programme Neil has shared his expertise with level three Media Production students focusing on various dramas he has written. Neil also advises students on their own script development.

 

As a writer Neil has written for numerous well known TV dramas. His experience includes writing episodes for The Bill, Casualty and Heartbeat and one off dramas such as Wuthering Heights, London’s Burning and Dunkirk.

 

Neil said: “We are obviously extremely pleased to have won a BAFTA. It was a very difficult subject to dramatise but we did it with the full support of the families of the victims and they were thrilled with it. The BATFA is acknowledgment of the good work we’ve done.

 

“I enjoy working with the university as it’s always good to meet young people and find out their views on the world. Talking to students about my work makes me think more thoroughly about the methods and techniques I use.

 

“I think it is good for students to hear the inside story of how the media industry works, especially if they are interested in a career in media production.”

 

 

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