Peter Manuel: The End of Evil?

This evening (6th January, 2011) STV Scotland are broadcasting the English language version of the docu-drama Peter Manuel : the end of Evil? The original Gaelic language version was directed by UWS’ Paul Tucker. The assistant producer was Emma Sanders, who also teaches at UWS. You can find out a little more about the programme here, and … Continue reading

Eleanor Yule: Desperate Fishwives

It’s always worth showing that UWS lecturers have expertise in what they teach. Scriptwriting lecturer Eleanor Yule directed this new series for the Beeb last year, made not in and about the Central Belt (unlike most BBC Scotland comedies), but in and about Aberdeenshire. It’s another credit to add to her impressive list of feature … Continue reading

Melodrama in Contemporary Film and Television

Symposium: Melodrama in Contemporary Film and Television Organisers: Text, Genre and Visual Studies Group, Media, Communication and Performing Arts, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Date: 29 October 2010. Venue: Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Times: 9.30 – 5.30. Melodrama is one of film and television’s primary historical, aesthetic and ideological modes, and it continues to be applied … Continue reading

“Mashing Up”: Revised Programme

Mashing Up: Practice + Research A One-Day Public Symposium at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow Wednesday 19th May, 1.30-5.30 pm “MASHING-UP…” A Public Lecture Series presented by UWS and CCA This ongoing lecture series stimulates critical, transdisciplinary research communities to discuss advanced knowledge and to build networks of excellence among producer … Continue reading

UWS Lecturer Appearing In “Scotland Writes” at the CCA

UWS lecturer Stuart Hepburn will be participating in “Scotland Writes” , one of a series of workshops and discussions organised by BBC Scotland at the CCA on Sat. 17th of April at 4 pm. Stuart, who lectures in Scriptwriting and Performance in the School of Creative and Cultural Industries on the Ayr Campus, will be … Continue reading

Wanted: Student Teams for Projects

Two excellent subjects for projects, suitable for 3rd or 4th year Broadcast Production, Film-Making or Journalism students. 1. Mollie Hunter, the famous children’s author, now in her nineties, has never had the media coverage she deserves, despite being one of the best-selling Scottish authors of all time. Her life is an ideal subject for radio/TV/press … Continue reading

Nick Jordan guest speaker (2009, Dec 3)

“On 3rd December at 10a.m. in D210, Nick Jordan will be talking to the Producing Factual Formats class.  All are welcome. Nick is a BBC producer and director currently working on ‘Mark Beaumont cycles The Americas’ ( and he recently made a programme in ‘The Cell’ series for BBC4. He will be talking, however, mainly … Continue reading

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