Thursday, 11 February 2016

Granadaland Conference will feature Coronation Street

Former Granada Programme Director and later BBC Trustee David Liddiment will chair a discussion panel on Coronation Street and other notable dramas at the Granadaland Conference.  It's a day of celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of Granada Television, reflecting upon its legacy and how it can contribute to the creative future and identity of the region.

It'll be held at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Business School, Saturday May 7th 2016

Gordon Burns will introduce a day of talks and panel discussions on what led to Granada TV being described as ‘the best TV company in the world’.

Steve Morrison, former Granada Chief Executive and now Rector of the University of Edinburgh, will deliver the keynote speech.

Legendary Entertainment producer Johnnie Hamp will talk about Granada’s ‘rock and roll’ years, from Jerry Lee Lewis to the Beatles.

Award winning documentary director Leslie Woodhead will review his work  on World In Action and Disappearing World.

Panel discussions will also cover Factual and Regional programming with panel members including David Boulton, former Editor of World In Action, ex-presenter, Trevor Hyett, and former STV Director of Programmes, Sandy Ross.

There's more - and it's sure to be an amazing day.  Registration and coffee at 9.30am with sessions beginning at 10.00am and will end at 5.00pm.  The cost will be £12 to include refreshments and lunch.

Organised by the Humanities Research Centre at Manchester Metropolitan University and the Manchester Centre for Regional History. (

Book your ticket here.
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