On 11 December 2009, Nottingham University's Centre for British Politics held a conference at the British Academy that drew together politicians, writers and academics to explore the interaction of British politics and fiction.
In addition to the conference several video interviews were conducted with some of the speakers on the day.
In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, writer Laurence Marks discusses his political screenwriting with Maurice Gran, and in particular, The New Statesman character Alan B'Stard and reveals how far from the truth this notorious screen character is compared to those in power.
Suitable for Undergraduate study and community education
Laurence Marks, Script Writer.
Laurence Marks is one half of writing duo Marks & Gran with whom he co-wrote the popular sitcoms, The New Statesman, Birds of a Feather and Goodnight Sweetheart. He also wrote Shine on Harvey moon and Mosley.
The Centre for British Politics is based in the University's School of Politics and International Relations. www.nottingham.ac.uk/politics/cbp