On Stage & Screen: Defining Moments in Entertainment Since 1962

Fri 7th Sep 2012

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“A fresh and challenging look at the vast upheavals that have taken place on Britain's stage and screen over 50 turbulent years.”

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St Catherine's College, Oxford

SUMMARY

As St Catherine’s was being built, in July 1962, the Telstar satellite was making history as the first to relay television pictures through space. A year later, Mary Whitehouse would launch her ‘Clean Up TV’ campaign. The next five decades would see immeasurable changes, as technology and taste evolved into new programmes. Theatre too has mirrored the stormy tides of social change with satire, booming in the Sixties and resurgent in the post-Iraq period, becoming increasingly characteristic of the British stage. Guardian theatre critic Michael Billington; acclaimed producer Thelma Holt; television production executive Sara Ramsden and broadcaster Libby Purves, take a fresh and challenging look at the vast upheavals that have taken place in Britain, and on its stage and screen, in the course of fifty turbulent years.

Admission: Free

The Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre

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