British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

TV Drama: Archives, Access and Research

We’re teaming up with the BFI and the Centre for the History of Television Culture and Production at Royal Holloway, University of London, to co-host a one-day conference on television drama, the archives and access. Growing out of the AHRC-funded ‘Forgotten Television Drama’ project at Royal Holloway, led by Prof John Hill, the event will bring together archivists, broadcasters, academics and enthusiasts to discuss the challenges involved in identifying and providing access to television drama of the past.

The Logic Game © BBC 1965.

The Logic Game © BBC 1965.

Television drama has been at the centre of UK culture since the 1950s, yet much of it still remains inadequately documented and hidden from researchers and potential users. We’ll look at the ways universities, colleges and archives can work together to increase access to information and holdings, making television of the past better known and, in so doing, enhancing its educational, cultural and public value. All those with an interest in archiving, researching and teaching television drama are encouraged to attend and contribute to the discussion.

The event will be held on Wednesday 22 February 2017 at 11:00, at the BFI Southbank. For more info and to book, visit:

More information on the Forgotten TV Drama AHRC-funded project can be found at