Life on Mars Symposium

November 11, 2007
ATRiuM, Cardiff

CCI researchers hosted a one-day research symposium on the ground-breaking and critically-acclaimed BBC Wales/Kudos drama series Life on Mars. The symposium attracted academics from across the UK for what was the first research event devoted to a drama series that has emerged as one of the most significant of the 21st century.

The symposium was organised by Dr Ruth McElroy and Professor Stephen Lacey, and was one of the first research events to be held in the ATRiuM.

Several papers at the event appeared in revised form in Stephen Lacey and Ruth McElroy (eds.) (2012) Life on Mars: From Manchester to New York, University of Wales Press.

The conference included a keynote address by Professor Robin Nelson and a production panel with leading figures behind the series, including Claire Parker (Kudos) and Julie Gardner, Head of Drama for BBC Wales who commissioned Life on Mars.

Download a copy of the conference programme here.