Conference Programme

Thursday 1st November Friday 2nd November
10:15 - 11:15 Keynote address: Professor John Hill (Royal Holloway)
"Big Picture, Small Screen: Channel 4 and British Filmmaking"
11:15 - 12:15 Panel 1: Exploding the Canon - Chair: Andrew Spicer (UWE)

"Missed, Lost and Forgotten Opportunities: Ping Pong and Soursweet"
Felicia Chan (Manchester) & Andy Willis (Salford)

"Forgotten Histories? Film on Four and British Retro and Heritage Films of the 1980s"
Claire Monk (DMU)
13:00 - 14:30 SCREENING: Visions anthology (introduced by John Ellis)
14:30 - 16:00 Panel 2: Channel 4 and Regional Film Culture - Chair: Mark Glancy (QMUL)

"Babel and the Dragon’s Tongue: S4C and its Bilingual and Multilingual Films"
Kate Woodward (Aberystwyth)

"S4C, Channel 4 and Film"
Elain Price (Swansea)

"The Birmingham Film and TV Workshop and UK Film Culture"
Yasmeen Baig-Clifford (Vivid); Paul Long (BCU); Roger Shannon (Edge Hill)
16:15 - 17:30 Panel 3: Channel 4, Radicalism and the Press - Chair – Kate Woodward (Aberystwyth)

"Vertigo Magazine –Tracking the Independent Voices of C4 in UK Film Culture"
Holly Aylett (London Met)

"Linking Archival and Academic Practice: The Digitisation of Channel 4’s Press Information Packs"
Linda Kaye (British Universities Film and Video Council) & Rachael Keene (Portsmouth)
19:00 Special Screening: My Beautiful Laundrette (1985). Prior to the screening, David Rose and Hanif Kureishi were in conversation with Sir Jeremy Isaacs. Followed by drinks reception.