Dr Hannah Andrews

Senior Lecturer in Media, Film and Television


Dr Hannah Andrews
Department of Media
CE218 Creative Edge Building
01695 584174


Hannah is Senior Lecturer in Media, Film and Television Studies.  Her research focuses on contemporary British television and film.  Her long term research interests include intermedial and industrial relationships between cinema and television, British television institutions, particularly the BBC and Channel 4, media convergence, and television aesthetics. She has published widely on these topics in, among others, Journal of British Cinema and Television, Critical Studies in Television, Screen, and Visual Culture in Britain.  Her monograph, Television and British Cinema: Convergence and Divergence since 1990 was published in 2014 by Palgrave Macmillan.

Her current research project explores the history, ethics, narrative forms and visual style of biographical television drama. She is working towards a monograph on the subject, with the working title Broadcasting Biography: Real Lives in Television Drama.

Hannah is the department’s postgraduate research coordinator.

Hannah is interested in supervising PhDs on any subject in these areas

  • television aesthetics, form or style;
  • television drama;
  • film and/or television adaptation
  • relationships between cinema and television;
  • biographical drama in film and/or television;
  • fact/fiction hybrids on film and/or television;
  • media convergence;
  • British film and television industries.


BA(hons) Film and Literature, University of Warwick, 2007
MA Research in Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick, 2008 (AHRC funded)
PhD, ‘Public Service Broadcasters and British Cinema, 1990 – 2010’, University of Warwick, 2011  (AHRC funded)
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of York, 2014

Research Interests

Television aesthetics
Television history
UK film and television institutions and industries
Biographical drama
Adaptation studies
Fact-based drama on film and television
Convergence and inter-medial relations


Module Leader

MED1421 Studying Television: Storytelling and Style
MED2270 Analysing Film and Television
MDM4020 Media and Creative Industries

Lecturer/Seminar Tutor

MED3232 Television Form and Engagement
MED2227 Spectacles, Bodies and Other Pleasures: Key Concepts in Film, Television and Animation

Hannah also delivers teaching on a range of other modules, as well as supervising undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.



[Forthcoming] Broadcasting Biography: Real Lives in Television Drama, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.

Andrews,  H(2014)  Television  and  British  Cinema:  Convergence  and Divergence since 1990, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 228 pages.

Journal Articles

[Forthcoming, 2020] ‘The Snatch Game: Drag, Celebrity Impersonation and the Cultural Politics of Caricature’ Special issue of Celebrity Studies on RuPaul’s Drag Race

[Forthcoming, 2019] ‘Distorted recognition: on the pleasures of televisual historical caricature’, Screen

Andrews, H. (2018) ‘Real people’s lives rarely fall into a three-act structure’: Writing biographical drama for British television’ Journal of Screenwriting 9(1) pp. 41 – 56.

Andrews, H (2017) ‘From unwilling celebrity to authored icon: reading Amy (Kapadia, 2015)’ Celebrity Studies 8:2, pp. 351 – 354.

Andrews, H. (2017) ‘Women We Loved: Paradoxes of Public and Private in the Television Biographical Drama’ Critical Studies in Television.

Andrews, H. (2016) ‘“No-nonsense-two-up-two-down-by-gum-you-daft-ha’poth-Northerness”  –  Jane  Horrocks,  Gracie  Fields  and  performing generic  Northernness’, Journal  of  Popular  Television 4:2, pp. 225 – 238

Andrews, H. (2016) ‘BBC  Four  Biopics:  Lessons  in  Trashy  Respectability’, Journal of British Cinema and Television, 13:3, pp. 409 – 429.

Andrews, H. (2014) ‘More than a Television Channel: Channel 4’s Adventures in  Convergence’ VIEW:  Journal  of  European  Television  History  and Culture       (Special       Issue:       Convergent       Televisions), http://journal.euscreen.eu/index.php/view/article/view/JETHC065/167

Andrews, H. and Wallace, R. (2013)’The Midlands Television Research Group’s Managing  Television  Project’  Critical  Studies  in  Television  Online, http://cstonline.tv/keeping-up-with-television

Andrews,  H.  (2013)  ‘Recitation,  Quotation,  Interpretation:  Adapting  the Oeuvre in Poet Biopics’, Adaptation 6:3, 2013, 365-383.

Andrews,  H.  (2012)  “This  is  FilmFour  –  not  some  cheesy  pseudo-Hollywood thing!” The Opening Night Simulcast of FilmFour on Channel 4’ Journal of British Cinema and Television, 9:4, 2012, 569-587.

Andrews,  H.  (2011)  ‘On  the  Grey  Box:  Broadcasting Experimental  Film  and Video on Channel 4’s The Eleventh Hour’, Visual Culture in Britain, 12:2, 2011, 203 – 218.

Andrews, H. (2008) ‘A View from the Demographic: Notes on a Conference’, [Channel 4 Dossier] Screen 49: 3, 2008, 324 – 330.

External Activities

Hannah is a member of Northern Television Research Group. She was external examiner for Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, 2014 – 2018. She was part of the academic advisory panel for the Mediating Cultural Encounters Through European Screens (MECETES) project, 2013 – 2016.  She is senior reviews editor (commissioning) for Critical Studies in Television

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