LECTURE Prime Ministers and Television – a love-hate relationship
March 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Michael Cockerell, award-winning TV and radio political documentary-maker and broadcaster
Michael Cockerell will tell the behind-the-scenes story of the stormy relations successive Prime Ministers have had with television. He has interviewed 10 prime ministers and specialises in candid TV profiles. According to one leading newspaper: ‘You are no-one in British politics until you have been Cockerelled’.
Michael Cockerell is a broadcaster and journalist. He is the BBC‘s most established political documentary maker, with a long, Emmy award-winning career of political programmes spanning television and radio. He joined the BBC Africa service and for 12 years he was a reporter on Panorama. He now specialises in in-depth documentaries on the politics and players of Westminster. Most notably, he has made biographical profiles of Margaret Thatcher, Edward Heath, Alan Clark, Barbara Castle, Roy Jenkins, Michael Howard, David Cameron and, most recently, of Boris Johnson.
His talk will include rare TV clips, some never seen publicly before.
- March 12
- 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm