London Screenwriting Research Seminar Dr BILLY SMART Pat Hooker: Writing for television in the 1970s

Printable version Friday 20 November 2015 Last updated at 10:45

Our next Seminar will be on Thursday December 3rd at 1800 at Senate House University of London. 

 

Dr BILLY SMART 

Royal Holloway 

Pat Hooker: Writing for television in the 1970s.

 Before the screening of her 1973 Armchair Theatre play ‘The Golden Road’ as part of the ‘TV’s Forgotten Dramas’ season at BFI Southbank in 2015, Pat Hooker (1933-2001) had been a neglected figure in histories of women’s television. "The Golden Road ", the first original lesbian play written by a woman shown on British television is a work of considerable historical significance and great dramatic merit. Dr Smart will present new biographical research into her career and textual analysis of her scripts for various popular le gal, police and medical TV series of the 1970s includingKate (Yorkshire Television 1970-72), Angels (BBC 1975-83) and The Gentle Touch (LWT 1980-85). .

 

Dr BIlly Smart is Post-Doctoral Researcher  on the AHRC supported History of Forgotten Television Drama  Research Project at Royal Holloway University of London

 https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/mediaarts/research/thehistoryofforgottentelevisiondrama/historyofforgottentvdrama.aspx

 

His blog is here

https://forgottentelevisiondrama.wordpress.com

 

 

Please circulate widely. All very welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

Reader in Screenwriting

Department of Media Arts
Royal Holloway University of London
Egham Surrey
TW20 0EX

01784 443734

 

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