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Old Stories, New Takes; TV History Reimagined

In The Mix

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How can we breathe new life into familiar stories, change the way we view the past, and bring marginalised voices and perspectives to the mainstream?

In this illustrated session, James van der Pool will look at different approaches to history story-telling. Ranging from presenter-led, classic testimony and archive-based films to more innovative styles and techniques, the session will give a behind-the-scenes look at how television programmes are created, produced and, ultimately, received by audiences. 

In The Mix is in collaboration with Black Creators Matter, BBC Studios Talentworks and Barbican Creative Learning.

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James van der Pool is an Executive Producer with BBC Studios. He’s worked on many ground breaking productions: Wonders of Life, Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners, 8 Days: To The Moon & Back, The Surgeon’s Cut. His productions have received multiple prizes, including an Emmy, BAFTA and Royal Television Society Awards.

Frobisher Room 1