List of biographies & topics

General topics

Various programmes are discussed in Disputed territory: drama and the Falklands (Oliver Wake)
Various programmes, techniques and practitioners are discussed in this report on The Singing Detective 25th Anniversary Conference, 2011 (David Rolinson)
Scene vs Scene #1: Doctor Who ‘The Deadly Assassin’ (1976) vs Play for Today ‘Gangsters’ (1975) (David Rolinson)
Whisper it but maybe Malcolm Tucker is good for us (Matthew Bailey)

General topics: essays (by our contributors) for the BFI’s Screenonline website

Channel 4 Comedy (David Rolinson)
Drama Documentary (David Rolinson)
Euston Films (John Williams)
Ken Loach: Television Drama (David Rolinson)
Ken Loach: The Lost TV Dramas (Oliver Wake)
Live TV Drama (Oliver Wake)
Soap Opera (John Williams)

Interviews

Alan Plater interviewed about PFT: Land of Green Ginger (David Rolinson)

Books

Michael Palin, Halfway to Hollywood: Diaries 1980-1988 (2009) (David Rolinson)

Biographies

Michael Barry (Oliver Wake)
Alan Clarke (David Rolinson)
Giles Cooper (Oliver Wake)
Ian Curteis (Oliver Wake)
Peter Luke (Oliver Wake)
Iain MacCormick (Oliver Wake)
James MacTaggart (Oliver Wake)
Cedric Messina (Oliver Wake)
Cedric Messina: credits (Oliver Wake)
James O’ Connor (Oliver Wake)
John Osborne (Oliver Wake)
Tony Parker (David Rolinson)
Philip Saville (Oliver Wake)
John Sullivan (David Rolinson)
Don Taylor (Oliver Wake)
Charles Wood (Oliver Wake)

Also, for material from Peter Bowker, Kenith Trodd, Patrick Malahide and Bill Paterson, see this report on The Singing Detective conference, 2011 (David Rolinson)

Biographies (by our contributors) for the BFI’s Screenonline website

Rudolph Cartier (Oliver Wake)
Giles Cooper (Oliver Wake)
Ian Curteis (Oliver Wake)
Andrew Davies (David Rolinson)
Jim Goddard (John Williams)
Ron Grainer (Oliver Wake)
Simon Gray (Ian Greaves)
Trevor Griffiths (John Williams)
Armando Iannucci (Ian Greaves)
William Ivory (David Rolinson)
Peter Kosminsky (David Rolinson)
James MacTaggart (Oliver Wake)
Cedric Messina (Oliver Wake)
Jonathan Miller (Ian Greaves)
Christopher Morris (Ian Greaves)
James O’ Connor (Oliver Wake)
John Osborne (Oliver Wake)
Trevor Preston (John Williams)
Philip Saville (Oliver Wake)
Roger Smith (Oliver Wake)
Charles Wood (Oliver Wake)
Plus other figures in related fields such as comedy

News and promo items appear occasionally, but tend to be used temporarily while they’re topical and then removed, so are not listed here or under site updates.


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