Capturing Locality in Television Production

5th Sep 2018, 8:00pm - 9:00pm

The Arts Centre

There is a growing recognition that it’s important for audiences to see specific localities represented. As audiences, we might enjoy Scott & Bailey because of the crime stories, or the relationship between the detectives, or because we recognise the landscape and want to look at it. Similarly, in documentary, we might want to watch a documentary precisely because it is about a particular region.

In this event ICE welcomes industry professionals Jack Archer and Len Gowing, to screen part of their work and talk about what they have done to capture the locality and take questions from the audience.

Jack Archer has made a number of films with Hopscotch for BBC Scotland. He will present his documentary on Scottish Bothies, called Bothy Life.  See a clip here

Len Gowing is a cinematographer who has worked on a number of productions including Scott & Bailey, Call the Midwife and most important for the Merseysiders amongst us, Moving On.

This public event has been organised to run along side the 3-day Critical Studies in Television Conference, and is sponsored by ICE.  This evening event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.


  • 7.30pm Arrival
  • 8.00pm Event start
  • 9.00pm Networking and Close

This event is FREE but please click on the ‘Book Now’ link and choose Option 7

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5th to 7th September 2018


State of Play: Television Scholarship in ‘TVIV’

ICE is delighted to promote this first biennial conference which is a collaboration between Edge Hill University, Critical Studies in Television and the Television Studies Section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). The event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.

More information about the 3-day conference:

The Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE) is Edge Hill University’s practice-led and theoretically grounded interdisciplinary research forum which connects us with the digital and creative economy and with cultural institutions.  To learn more, click here.