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Justin Smith - Principal Investigator

Email: Justin.Smith@port.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)2932 845734

Ieuan Franklin - Research Assistant

Email: Ieuan.Franklin@port.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)2932 845734

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Justin SmithJustin Smith
(Principal Investigator)

Justin Smith is a Principal Lecturer and Subject Leader for Film Studies at the University of Portsmouth, UK, where he is also Post-Graduate Tutor in the School of Creative Arts, Film and Media. A cultural historian with a special interest in British cinema… Read More

Paul MacDonald

Professor Paul MacDonald

(Co-Investigator)

Paul MacDonald is Professor of Cinema and Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at Portsmouth. Screen industries are one of my main areas of research specialization. Previous work in this area includes the book … Read More

Linda Kaye

Linda Kaye

BUFVC

work as Research Executive at the British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC). One aspect of my work is to develop and manage projects which will promote the use of moving image and sound within higher education, a fundamental aim of the BUFVC… Read More

Ieuan Franklin

Ieuan Franklin

Research Assistant

I’m a film archivist and academic researcher, with research interests in radio, film and TV. Specifically I am interested in oral history, documentary and docudrama, radical TV, and representations of working-class life. I have studied British cinema and TV… Read More

Rachael Keene

Rachael Keene

Research Assistant

Rachael’s doctoral project will use a range of archival resources (including the British Film Institute Library) to evaluate the broadcaster’s relationship with film, examining the channel’s original remit alongside its programming and commissioning history… Read More

Laura Mayne

Laura Mayne

Research Assistant

Laura’s doctoral project will survey the range of original feature films sponsored by Channel 4, concentrating on a number of case studies in order to evaluate the broadcaster’s cultural and aesthetic impact on British cinema and its economic effects on the British film industry… Read More

Anne Woods

Research Assistant

Anne’s doctoral project will focus upon the role of BBC Films from the 1980s onwards (a development in the Corporation which was catalysed by the arrival of Film on Four), surveying its commissioning policy and output… Read More

The University of Portsmouth's Channel 4 project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and run in partnership with the British Universities Film and Video Council.
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…Film on Four had established itself as an exceptionally imaginative and influential patron. Its copious litter included a fair share of runts and mutants, but also any number of hits and critical darlings. — Kevin Jackson, “Modest Proposals and Large Returns”, The Independent, 17th January 1994 (p. 21).