This panel discussion will bring together both media professions and academics that have been involved in these productions to discuss and answer questions on way the contemporary media has responded to WWI.
DATE: Thursday 26 February 2015, 6:15pm
VENUE: the Studio at The Hive, Worcester, WR1 3PD
- Jessica Dromgoole, the Editor of Radio 4 drama series Home Front.
- Nicola Goodwin, a broadcast journalist with BBC Hereford and Worcester and is oneof the producers for the BBC’s World War One at Home
- Professor Maggie Andrews, a cultural historian at the University of Worcester who researches, and teaches on WWI and 2 Home Fronts and is the Historical Consultant for Radio 4’s Home Front and an advisor on the BBC’s World War One at Home series in the West Midlands.
- Dr Chris Upton, Reader in Public History at Newman University Birmingham, specialising in the history of the West Midlands region, he makes regular appearances on the local media and is the Historical Consultant on the BBC2 drama Peaky Blinders.
Chaired by Dr Neil Fleming, who lectures in History at the University of Worcester. He writes about British, Irish and imperial politics since the late nineteenth century.
BOOKING: There is no charge for this event which is sponsored by the Voices of War and Peace WWI Community Engagement Centre but space is limited so please email Professor Maggie Andrews to let us know you will attend.
Image from BBC Radio 4 drama, Home Front