Dr Hannah Andrews

Senior Lecturer in Media, Film and Television


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 head of postgraduate studies.

She is currently lead PhD supervisor and Director of Studies for Andrew Stubbs, whose project explores the function of authorship discourses in the promotion and reception of contemporary indie cinema in the context of media convergence.

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


MED1421 Studying Television: Storytelling and Style
MDM4020 Media and Creative Industries

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

MED2217 Fact to Fiction
MDM4007 European Cinema
MDM4018 Researching Media and Culture
MDM4019 Film and Media Theory and Analysis
MDM4024 Screen Genres
MED1417 Film and Television History and Contexts
MED1062 Visual Cultures

Seminar tutor
FLM 3021 Text to Screen I
FLM3025 Text to Screen II

Dissertation supervisor


  • [Forthcoming] Broadcasting Biography: Real Lives in Television Drama, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan (under contract)
  • Andrews,  H(2014)  Television  and  British  Cinema:  Convergence  and Divergence since 1990, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 228 pages.

Journal Articles

  • [Forthcoming, 2017] ‘From unwilling celebrity to authored icon: reading Amy (Kapadia, 2015)’ Celebrity Studies.
  • 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 is external examiner for Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. She was part of the academic advisory panel for the Mediating Cultural Encounters Through European Screens (MECETES) project, 2013 – 2016.  She is assistant reviews editor for Critical Studies in Television.

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