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Dr Helen Piper

Dr Helen Piper

Dr Helen Piper
BA(Lond), MA(NSW), PhD(Bristol)

Senior Lecturer

Office R6.88
The Richmond Building,
105 Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1LN
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 8781

Research summary

  • Television drama
  • television quality and aesthetics
  • collective viewing and cultural memory
  • reality television
  • Entertainment and British light entertainment TV
  • public service broadcasting

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Biography

After graduation I went to work for the Noel Gay Organisation as a theatrical agent for comedy performers, presenters and writers, and then subsequently worked in television-related industries.  In the 1990s I worked at BBC Worldwide and then as both Chief Assistant and Head of Business Affairs for BBC Entertainment Television.   After this I went into academia, gaining a Masters degree in Theatre Studies at the University of New South Wales, Australia, and then a doctorate from the University of Bristol for my work on British television drama series.   I was a joint recipient of the Screen journal award ...

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