Title: True Brit: the UK Genre Television Explosion

Status: not this year

Proposed by: Grant Watson


Since the return of Doctor Who to television in 2005, British television has experienced a resurgence in science fiction and fantasy unheard of since the 1960s. Series like Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Spooks: Code 9, Merlin, Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes, Hyperdrive and others have helped bring genre TV back to Britain in a big way. Why are these programmes so successful? What is it that makes them so popular? Is there an inherent "Britishness" to the UK's SF/F output?

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Tags: Media, Science fiction, Format: Panel, TV

Confirmed panellists: Graeme Watson

No additional panellists have been suggested.

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