Skip to main content

Centre for the History of Television Culture and Production

Centre for the History of Television Culture and Production

TV has been at the centre of UK popular culture since the 1950s, yet much of its output is inadequately documented and hidden from researchers and potential users. The work of the Centre for the History of Television Culture and Production is to reveal the hidden histories of television.

The aims of our research are to:

  • Capture and record TV history before it disappears
  • Understand how programmes have been made
  • Analyse the programmes that have been produced
  • Rediscover neglected works and practices
  • Consider how television has historically been understood and valued
  • Examine the strategic, regulatory and cultural imperatives that inform television production.

We pursue these aims through critical, historical and practice-based research, collaboration with television partners, the organisation of events and conferences, the publication of books, articles, blogs and policy documents, and the supervision of PhD students.

For more information on the work of the Centre and the projects – such as ADAPT and Forgotten Television Drama - in which we have been involved, see our website:

Explore Royal Holloway

Get help paying for your studies at Royal Holloway through a range of scholarships and bursaries.

There are lots of exciting ways to get involved at Royal Holloway. Discover new interests and enjoy existing ones.

Heading to university is exciting. Finding the right place to live will get you off to a good start.

Whether you need support with your health or practical advice on budgeting or finding part-time work, we can help.

Discover more about our 21 departments and schools.

Find out why Royal Holloway is in the top 25% of UK universities for research rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Royal Holloway is a research intensive university and our academics collaborate across disciplines to achieve excellence.

Discover world-class research at Royal Holloway.

Discover more about who we are today, and our vision for the future.

Royal Holloway began as two pioneering colleges for the education of women in the 19th century, and their spirit lives on today.

We’ve played a role in thousands of careers, some of them particularly remarkable.

Find about our decision-making processes and the people who lead and manage Royal Holloway today.