Rolinson D (2013) Report on The Singing Detective 25th Anniversary Symposium, University of London, 10 December 2011. Journal of Screenwriting, 4 (3), pp. 335-343. https://doi.org/10.1386/josc.4.3.335_7
First paragraph: This one-day symposium, organized by the Department of Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, celebrated the 25th anniversary of Dennis Potter's The Singing Detective (tx. BBC1, 16 November 1986-21 December 1986). As the notes for the event explained, it sought to pay tribute to the BBC serial's ‘narrative complexity, generic hybridity and formal experimentation' and to bring scholars and practitioners together ‘to assess its subsequent influence upon television drama and the cinema'. This combination of academic and practitioner perspectives has been a welcome feature of British television conferences in recent years, facilitating a rewarding exchange of ideas. This piece is, therefore, partly a report of the day's proceedings but also a response to some of the many ideas that were raised by the interviews and presentations.
Journal of Screenwriting: Volume 4, Issue 3