Does Television Represent Us?

Wednesday 4th May 2016 at 7pm

Venue: The Black-E, 1 Great George Street, L1 5EW 

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Film producer and Labour Peer David Puttnam brought his order Soma WITHOUT SCRIPT Inquiry into the Future of Television to Liverpool on 4th May. 

Ken Loach, Phil Redmond CBERuth Fox (Chair, Hansard Society) and Cat Lewis (Nine Lives Media and Nations & Regions rep for indie producers’ association Pact) discussed whether TV reflects the lifestyles and opinions of people across the UK or whether it is more of a mouthpiece for the ‘London bubble’. To what extent does TV offer a space to talk politics and how much does it feature a range of voices, perspectives and backgrounds? Come and contribute to the debate and the Inquiry and listen to leading creative voices who want to make TV relevant to people where they live. 

The event was hosted by Liverpool’s Writing on the Wall festival and also featured data from a new study into how TV has contributed to political debate in Liverpool, carried out by researchers at the Hansard Society, the Inquiry’s partners.

Event Transcript 

Liverpool, 4 May 2016

Interview with Ken Loach