My Experience in Documentary - Alex Holmes - Writer, Producer and Director
Alex has been responsible as producer/director/writer for three major pieces of recent UK television history: In 1999 he was the series editor of the groundbreaking series Macintyre Undercover; In 2004, Dunkirk told the human stories of the Dunkirk landing in factual drama form; and his latest offering is House of Saddam which was based on 2 years of research. In this Conversation, Alex comes to Coventry fresh from Los Angeles and London to talk about the latest drama.
Beginnings - Jon Blair, Award Winning Director and Producer
Jon Blair is a multi award winning film and television producer and director, and is the only director working in the United Kingdom who has won all three of the premiere awards in his field; an Oscar, an Emmy (twice) and a British Academy Award. In this Coventry Conversation you can hear Jon talking about his career.
I Have Seen the Future - Peter Barron, Google
Peter Barron is an enigma; he left one of the best and most high profile jobs in British television journalism – Editor of Newsnight – in the summer of 2008 of his own violation. He jumped ship to the digital world of Google where he is Head of Public Relations for the UK and Ireland. Peter's spell at the helm of Newsnight was the longest since the programme's creation and the most creative – he brought in blogs, vodcasts and more. In this Coventry Conversation you can hear Peter talking
Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis
Martin is an award-winning TV and radio presenter, national newspaper columnist and bestselling author. An ultra-specialised journalist, he spends his life focusing on how to cut bills without cutting back. He is also an innovator/entrepreneur and his website, moneysavingexpert.com, is one of the most visited destinations on the Here he speaks live to Coventry Conversations via video link from BBC Television Centre. This podcast was recorded on 13th March 2009.
The Crisis Facing International Media - Raymond Snoddy
Raymond Snoddy is a freelance journalist who presents the BBC Television accountability programme Newswatch and writes regularly for a variety of publications after being media editor of The Times for seven years. In this Coventry Conversation he discusses the crisis facing the local and international media industries today.
The Importance of Regional TV- Wesley Smith and Dennis Coath
Wesley Smith has twenty four years experience in TV presenting and broadcast journalism. He is an accomplished live performer and has hosted nightly news and current affairs programmes. Dennis Coath has worked as Sports Editor, Presenter, Reporter and Newsreader with ATV and ITV in the Midlands and also produced several documentaries. Here they discuss the importance of regional television.
Making ‘Nativity’ - Debbie Isitt
Debbie Isitt is a comic writer, film director and performer. She set up world renowned theatre company Snarling Beasties in the 1980’s to great critical acclaim. She then went on to direct 'Confetti' and here she discusses the making of her latest film 'Nativity', an improvised comedy out this Christmas. You can see the trailer for Nativity here
Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Dr Suzanne Franks
Suzanne Franks is Director of Research at Kent University’s Centre for Journalism. At the start of her journalism career she worked with the BBC as a researcher on documentaries and then joined the Television Current Affairs department, producing programmes such as Newsnight, Watchdog, The Money Programme and Panorama. In the 1990s she started an independent production company, Sevenday Productions, which was awarded the first outside contract for the televising of Parliament. She was based in
Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Professor Adrian Monck
Professor Adrian Monck is Managing Director and Head of Communications and Media at the World Economic Forum. The Forum is an independent, international organisation incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in Geneva, Switzerland. He was educated at Oxford University and London Business School and went on to be an award-winning broadcast journalist with CBS News, ITN and Sky News. His work at Dunblane and in Bosnia received awards from the Royal Television Society, and on Rwanda won the speci
Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Jeremy Paxman
Jeremy Paxman is a prominent and noteworthy presenter known and praised his abrasive and straightforward style of interviewing. He started his career in a local radio at BBC radio Brighton and in 1977, he became a part of BBC’s current affairs programme, Tonight. Was a reporter for Panorama and contributed to television programmes like Six O'Clock News and Breakfast Time. Owing to his commanding verbal skills, Jeremy Paxman became the anchor of BBC Two television programme, Newsnight. In 2003,
Being TV’s Shakespeare - Paul Abbott
Paul Abbott is a BAFTA winning English television screenwriter. He has become one of the most critically and commercially successful television writers working in Britain today. Here he discusses writing for the screen, the state of British drama and Shameless USA.
My Life on the Radio - Mark Powlett
Mark is a graduate of Coventry University. As an actor he toured the UK and Ireland and worked overseas too. He worked on a television show in Birmingham that was filmed in and around the city. He now works at BBC Coventry and Warwickshire in the afternoon slot. Here he discusses his life in radio.
My Vision for the BBC - Jana Bennett
Jana Bennett was appointed Director of BBC Vision in November 2006. Jana is in charge of one of the world’s leading multimedia content groups, commissioning, producing and broadcasting across BBC Television and the web. She heads BBC One through to BBC Four, BBC HD, CBBC and CBeebies. The Vision group also includes BBC Films – Britains second largest funder of UK film. In addition, Jana has overall responsibility for BBC Archive Content and editorial management of UKTV and BBC America. She
Directing the General Election - Rob Hopkin
Rob Hopkin was at the very apex of the General Election programme. He was the main director in the Television Centre gallery responsible for bringing together scores of outside broadcasts in four nations, five star presenters in London and much more. Here he discusses how such a huge broadcasting operation comes together.
Learning spaces: evaluation
A presentation which provides an overview of key research questions relating to the development of fit for purpose learning spaces
Like a contemporary “whodunit” with a global crime scene, the financial meltdown has left behind countless victims, and lots of pointing fingers. The reasons for the collapse are debated by this group of estimable economists, some of whom worry that without really understanding what happened, we are in for a repeat episode.
GLS #4: Recoil Performance Group
Episode 4 of the Game Lecture Series at IT University of Copenhagen with Ole Kristensen and Tina Tarpgaard
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Film Music and Digital Media
In a panel that at times resembles a late-night ramble and conversation, three film music professionals discuss changes in their industry, with some no-holds-barred dishing and kvetching.
Martin Marks sets the scene historically, starting with the revolutionary introduction of sound to film. He plays a clip from the origi
6.2 The myth of ‘miracle’ cures
Most of us have a very vague and narrow concept of what autism is, based mainly on such stereotypes as Dustin Hoffman's character in the film Rain Man. In this unit you will discover that there is a wide spectrum of disorders associated with autism, and an equally wide range of approaches to diagnosis and treatment.