Doreen Stephens: producing and managing British television in the 1950s and 1960s

Mary Irwin

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Abstract

Doreen Stephens, whose work and career are now largely forgotten, was very active in the production and management of British television during the 1950s and 1960s. This article will consolidate the author's earlier work on Stephens’ central role in the successful expansion of postwar women's television at the BBC. It will chronicle and explore Stephens’ involvement in other significant episodes at the BBC as well as her subsequent appointment in 1967 as London Weekend Television's Head of Children's Religious and Adult Educational Programmes. Such work continues the process of rewriting and repositioning Stephens into existing narratives of television history and demonstrates that the exploration of women's careers in television allows us to establish critical histories of women's professional expertise in television production and management.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)618-634
JournalJournal of British Cinema and Television
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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