Iain Logie Baird
Iain Logie Baird was Associate Curator at the National Media Museum, Bradford, and cares for the National Television Collection. He has recently completed an article about the history of radio concerning several of the Museum’s objects for the Science Museum Group on–line Journal. There are two similar articles to be submitted shortly to the media journal, Screen, and to the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. Exhibitions Iain has curated include: The BBC Collection (2012); Another Dimension (2010) concerning 3-D television; Mirrors in the Sky (2009) concerning the arrival of direct-to-home satellite TV; and Digital Switchover (2007) all about the analogue shut down. Iain is a media ecologist, broadcast historian, writer, guest-lecturer. He has made several media representations over the years regarding the past, present and future of broadcasting, and has worked as a media spokesperson for Digital UK, TV Licensing, and Scottish Innovation. His grandfather was John Logie Baird, one of the inventors of television.
Christine Geraghty is Emerita Professor and Honorary Professorial Research Fellow in the School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow. The author of many key publications , including her early work on the British soap opera Coronation Street in 1981, Women and Soap Opera (1991), The Television Studies Book (1998) and Now a Major Motion Picture: Film Adaptations of Literature and Drama (2007), Christine's work continues to be formative in Television Studies.
Professor Ann Gray
Ann Gray is Emerita Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Lincoln, and editor of the European Journal of Cultural Studies. Ann is the author of one of the formative pieces of audience research in Television Studies, Video Playtime: The Gendering of a Leisure Technology (1992) and, with Erin Bell, of Televising History: Mediating the Past in Post-War Europe (2010) and History on Television (2013). she is also the author of Research Practice for Cultural Studies: Ethnographic Methods and Lived Cultures (2003).
Lisa joined the BFI as a television curator in 2008, having previously worked for the British Universities Film and Video Council and at the BBC, where she catalogued Radio 4 news and current affairs. She currently selects television programmes for preservation in the BFI National Archive and assists with BFI projects as well as writing for BFI DVD booklets, the Mediatheques and BFI Screenonline. Lisa contributed to the selection of television content for BFI InView and her specialist interests include current affairs, lifestyle programming and social experiment television. She has presented papers on archival television at a number of academic conferences and is one of the organisers of Home Movie Day London.
Chief Executive of Kaleidoscope Television Archives and Kaleidoscope Publishing, owner of Kaleidoscope TV Ltd. Born and raised in The Black Country. Writer, TV historian and TV producer. Consultant and programme maker for the BBC, ITV and British Film Institute. Former Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher.