The Research Team

Principal Investigator: Patricia Holland, — Senior Lecturer at Bournemouth Media School. She has recently completed a study of current affairs on ITV and is the author of The Angry Buzz: ‘This Week’ and current affairs television (I.B.Tauris 2006). Recent articles include, “Conflicting pressures: representing ‘the news’ in a decade of uncertainty’ in Jane Chapman and Marie Kinsey (eds) Broadcast Journalism: A Critical Introduction (London: Routledge 2009); ‘The after-memory’: Documentary films and the aftermath of the miners’ strike’ in Granville Williams (ed) Shafted: The Media, the Miners’ Strike and the Aftermath (London: CPBF 2009), 'Sweet it is to scan..: personal photographs and popular photography' in Liz Wells (ed) Photography: a critical introduction' (London: Routledge 4th edition 2009. Her other publications include The Television Handbook (Routledge 2nd edition 2000)and a number of books and articles on various aspects of media and visual culture. She has a special interest in popular photography and representations of children and childhood.


Co-investigator: Hugh Chignell — is Associate Professor of Broadcasting History at Bournemouth Media School. His teaching and research focus on the neglected medium of radio. Over the last 10 years he has studied the history of speech radio while also teaching on the MA in Radio Production at Bournemouth of which he is programme leader. He recently completed a new theoretical text, Key Concepts in Radio Studies and is now preparing a definitive history of current affairs radio in the UK. As a member of the Centre for Broadcasting History Research he is involved in the JISC funded project to digitise the LBC/IRN archive and is also partly responsible for the ITA/IBA Archive which recently moved to Bournemouth University. He is on the editorial board of The Radio Journal for which he is the Reviews Editor.

Co-investigator: Sherryl Wilson — is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Culture, Media and Drama at the University of the West of England. Her publications include Oprah, Celebrity and Formations of Self (Palgrave, 2003) and 'Real People with Real Problems'?: Public Service Broadcasting, Commercialism and Trisha' in Catherine Johnson and Rob Turnock (eds), ITV Cultures: Independent Television Over Fifty Years (Open University Press, 2005). She has experience of working in the National Health Service for the period under examination.

Project Researcher: Georgia Eglezou — She holds a PhD in History at the School of Historical Studies of the University of Birmingham with expertise in European History of 20th century.She is the author of The Greek Media in World War I and its Aftermath: The Athenian Press and the Asia Minor Crisis, (London: I. B. Tauris, 2009). Her particular research interests focus on the representation of political, military and cultural history of Greece in 20th century in the Greek and International media. She has published articles on the 20th century history of Greece and has presented her research at many international conferences.


Other contributors from Bournemouth’s Centre for Broadcasting History Research:

Emma Wray — is Lecturer in Radio History at Bournemouth University. She has over fifteen years experience in the radio industry, as Presenter, Producer, and Station Manager, having worked for the largest commercial company in the UK, GCap Media [now Global] and The Local Radio Company. Her PhD focuses on the history and development of commercial radio programming and its relationship with regulation during the 1980s. Dr Wray has also collaborated with Tony Stoller, former Chief Executive of the Radio Authority, on research for his comprehensive history of Independent Radio (forthcoming John Libbey, September 2010). She continues to broadcast on a freelance basis on radio stations across the South of England. She serves on the committee of the Radio Academy South branch, which creates a stronger social and business network for media students, radio practitioners and academics.

David McQueen — is a Lecturer in Bournemouth Media School. His PhD is on the BBC TV’s current affairs series Panorama between 1987-2004, with particular focus on the coverage of conflict. His recent publications include “1970s Current Affairs – A Golden Age?” in Forster, L and Harper, S., Culture and Society in 1970s Britain: the Lost Decade Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2010.He is the author of Television: a Media Student’s Guide Arnold 1999.

And the team thanks Ruth Peacock Resource Administrator in Bournemouth Media School for inputting material into the EndNote database and Lesley Banks of Rainerbanks for designing the website.

Contributors to the “No Such” Symposium

Jonathan Powell — Head of Drama at BBC TV from 1985: Controller BBC1 1988-1992

Tom O’Malley — Professor of Media Studies, Aberystwyth University. Author of Closedown? The BBC and Government Broadcasting Policy 1979-1992 Pluto 1994; co-editor with J.Jones The Peacock Committee and UK Broadcasting Policy Palgrave Macmillan 2009; Co-founder and Co-editor of the journal Media History London:Routledge


Steve Iliffe — Professor of Primary Care for Older People, University College London, and author of numerous books and papers on health policy including From General Practice to Primary Care: The Industrialization of Family Medicine, Oxford University Press 2008. In the 1980s he was a GP and co-author of Banking on Sickness: Commercial Medicine in Britain and the USA Lawrence and Wishart 1988

Tony Stoller — Chief Executive of the Radio Authority 1995-2003; author of Sounds of Your Life: the History of Independent Radio in the UK John Libbey 2010 and Visiting Fellow in Bournemouth’s Centre for Broadcasting History Research

Ray Fitzwalter — Editor of World in Action from 1976,then Head of Current Affairs at Granada Television 1987-1993. Author of The Dream that Died: the Rise and Fall of ITV Troubadour 2008

Kevin Marsh — Editor in Chief of the BBC’s College of Journalism. In the 1980s he was a BBC news editor, and also worked for ITN’s News at Ten. He was Editor of BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme from 2002 to 2006.

Heather Sutherland — is currently the Postdoctoral Researcher for the University of Reading/AHRC 'Acting with Facts' project. In 2007, (as part of the team working on Volume VI of the official history of the BBC, supervised by Professor Jean Seaton), she completed a PhD entitled 'Where is the Public Service in LightEntertainment? An Historical Study of the Workings of the BBC Television Light Entertainment Group, 1975-87.'

Peter Lee-Wright — was Producer and Director in the BBC’s Community Programme Unit and at Channel Four in the 1980s. He is Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths College, University of London and author of The Documentary HandbookRoutledge 2009.

Nick Gray — Television Producer and Director. At Yorkshire Television he produced documentary series including Jimmy’s and First Tuesday. He was the deviser and producer of Jimmy’s 1987-1997. Visiting Professor, University of Lincoln.


Southern Universities Broadcasting History Group

The original idea for the “No Such” project came from the Southern Universities Broadcasting History Group, who act as a supervisory committee.

The Southern Universities Broadcasting History Group is composed of researchers based at several Universities, including Royal Holloway, University of London; University of Sussex; University of Reading; University of the West of England; University of Westminster; Aberystwyth University and Bournemouth University. There is also a representative from the BBC’s Information and Archives. The group numbers some 18 researchers in all. It has been meeting regularly for five years and has enabled successful research applications from Bournemouth, Reading and Royal Holloway Universities. The group contains a wide range of research skills, including researchers who examine European broadcasting, radio, the aesthetics of TV drama, documentary forms and organisational structures. Members have been recently involved in the EU funded project VideoActive and an AHRC funded project on the role of American imports in the UK TV market.