【Lecture Notice】John Ellis: How SHERLOCK was Born?

May 18,2017

The story behind the BBC series Sherlock is just as complicated as one of its plots. It involves remote and recent histories, family dramas and the decisions of politicians. Who lies behind the success of this series and what are their motives? This lecture will reveal everything.

Speaker: John Ellis

Introduction of the Speaker:

John Ellis is a theorist and historian of television. He leads the Masters in International Television Industries at Royal Holloway University of London. His book Visible Fictions (1982) is one of the founding texts of television and media studies. He produced over 100 TV documentaries for BBC and Channel 4 in the UK between 1982 and 1999 through his own company Large Door Ltd, including a history of cinema in China. He currently leads the 5 year ADAPT research project on the history of television production technologies and their everyday use. This involves filming retired technicians using again the analogue equipment that once was used in TV production.  John Ellis is also chair of Learning on Screen, the UK teaching and research organisation which promotes moving image and sound in UK education and research.

Date: May 18th, 2017

Time: 14:00-16:00

Location: No.46 Buliding Lecture Hall (Ground Floor)