A series of Podcasts recorded at the Fiction and British Politics Conference held at the British Academy, London on 11 December, 2009 in association with Parliamentary Affairs and the Political Studies Association.
Interview: Professor Steven Fielding was interviewed on The Week at Westminster
Former MP and writer Joe Ashton( Grassroots, Majority of One ) explains why politicians often turn to writing fiction in order to spill the beans on what goes on behind closed doors.
Format: mp4 |25.6 MBytes | 6.16 mins
Research Fellow - Matthew Bailey - answers a question posed by Hazel Blears. Could a West Wing-styled drama improve the standing of British politicians?
Format: mp4 | 21.1MB | 5:15mins
Academic and director of the Centre for British Politics, Professor Steven Fielding, talks about the fascination with politics by writers and filmmakers.
Format: mp4 | 21.2 MB | 5.14 mins
Writer Laurence Marks discusses his political screenwriting with Maurice Gran, and in particular, The New Statesman character Alan B'Stard.
Format: mp4 | 31.2 MB |7.36 mins
Playwright James Graham (Toryboyz, Little Madam) talks about his approach to political fiction and what inspires him.
Format: mp4 | 16.5 MB |4.03 mins
MP and author Chris Mullin talks about his own political fiction and explains why the line between political reality and fiction is much thinner than you'd think.
Formt: mp4 | 18.2 MB | 4.28 mins
Screenwriter Tony Saint talks about an upcoming BBC drama based on the MPs expenses scandal.
Format: mp4, 20.6 MB | 5.02 mins