Doreen Stephens: producing and managing British television in the 1950s and 1960s

Irwin, Mary (2013) Doreen Stephens: producing and managing British television in the 1950s and 1960s. Journal of British Cinema and Television, 10 (3). pp. 618-634. ISSN 1743-4521

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Doreen Stephens, whose work and career are now largely forgotten, was very active in the production and management of British television during the 1950s and 1960s. This article will consolidate the author's earlier work on Stephens’ central role in the successful expansion of postwar women's television at the BBC. It will chronicle and explore Stephens’ involvement in other significant episodes at the BBC as well as her subsequent appointment in 1967 as London Weekend Television's Head of Children's Religious and Adult Educational Programmes. Such work continues the process of rewriting and repositioning Stephens into existing narratives of television history and demonstrates that the exploration of women's careers in television allows us to establish critical histories of women's professional expertise in television production and management.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: commercial television, David Frost, Doreen Stephens, feminist television history, London weekend television, women's television, children's television
Subjects: P300 Media studies
V200 History by area
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2013 10:13
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:41

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