BBC4: Pioneers of Popular Entertainment

Impact: Cultural Impact

Description of impact

Historical adviser and interviewee for BBC4 documentary (episode 1) on the history of British popular entertainment.

Who is affected

Television producers and presenters, general public


The documentary producer contacted me after reading my book 'Not Shakespeare' (2002) about Shakespeare in the 19th century. The producer drew upon my research in deciding the documentary content. As a historical adviser, I provided further knowledge about the period, provided source materials, and identified locations for film shoots. As an interviewee, I spoke about my research on Shakespeare in the 19th century and directed a scene from a 19th-c Shakespeare burlesque.
Impact statusCompleted
Impact date01 Aug 201515 Dec 2015
Category of impactCultural Impact
Impact levelAdoption