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Mark  Aldridge

Dr Mark Aldridge

Course Leader

School of Media Arts and Technology

023 8201 6345 ext. 6345 Room no. JM223

Biography

Mark studied for a degree in English literature and film studies at the University of Southampton before moving on to his MA in film studies in the same department. Following this, he began work on his PhD, which looked at evolving attitudes towards (and expectations of) television in its formative years. This was successfully completed in early 2009. An adapted version was published as 'The Birth of British Television' in 2011.

Once he completed his PhD he began teaching at Solent full time following his work as an associate lecturer at both Solent and the University of Southampton. Mark specialises in television and film history, which is reflected in the units that he currently leads. He runs the core units:

  • Establishing the shot: film and TV genres.
  • Close up: forms and industries.
  • Censored screens.

He also teaches the option cult film and television.

Mark has been the MA coordinator for the School of Media since 2013.

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Research interests

    Mark's recent ongoing research includes British film and television history, adaptations of the works of Agatha Christie and British television...
    Mark's recent ongoing research includes British film and television history, adaptations of the works of Agatha Christie and British television drama of the 1960's. He is currently researching and writing 'Agatha Christie on Screen', to be published by Palgrave.
  2. Recent publications

    Mark's recent publications include 'Agatha Christie on Screen' (Palgrave, forthcoming), 'The Birth of British Television' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and more. Follow the link below for more information...

    'Agatha Christie on Screen', (Palgrave, forthcoming).

    'Love, Crime and Agatha Christie' - chapter in Screening the Dark Side of Love (eds. Karen Ritzenhoff and Karen Randell, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

    'The Birth of British Television' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

    'La television britannique: un enjeu public' in Les lucarnes de l'Europe' (with Lucy Mazdon, Publications De La Sorbonne, 2008).

    'T is for Television: The Small Screen Adventures of Russell T Davies' (with Andy Murray, Reynolds & Hearn, 2008).