ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

Books and journal articles

Richard Farmer, Laura Mayne, Duncan Petrie and Melanie Williams, Transformation and Tradition in Sixties British Cinema: Industry, Creativity and National Branding, (Edinburgh University Press,  2019).

Laura Mayne, Duncan Petrie and Melanie Williams (eds) Sixties British Cinema Reconsidered, (Edinburgh University Press, Spring 2020).

'A World on His Shoulders: Nat Cohen, Anglo-EMI and the British film industry', Journal of British Cinema and Television (forthcoming Spring 2021). 

‘An uncompetitive cinema: the British fiction short film in the 1960s’, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 38:1 (2017), 1-17.   

‘Whatever Happened to the British ‘B’ Movie?: Micro-budget film-making and the death of the one-hour supporting feature in the early 1960s’, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television , 37:3 (2016), 559-576.

With Justin Smith, ‘Interview Dossier: The Four Heads of Film4’, Journal of British Cinema and Television, 11:4, (2014), 517-551.

‘Assessing Cultural Impact: Film4, Canon Formation and Forgotten Films’, Journal of British Cinema and Television, 11:4, (2014), 459-480.

‘“Creative Commissioning”: Examining the Regional Aesthetic in the Work of Channel 4's First Commissioning Editor for Fiction, David Rose’, Journal of British Cinema and Television, 9:1 (2011), 40-57.

Public engagement/media:

[Interview] 'Hammer's Women: Dawn Addams', DVD extra on box set Hammer Volume 4: Faces of Fear, Indicator/Powerhouse Films, November 2019. 


[Article] 'Follow Me: Viewing Notes', DVD booklet essay for the Network on Air release of Follow Me (Alan Cooke, 1972), March 2019. 


[Article] 'Victoria the Great', DVD booklet essay for the Network on Air release of Victoria the Great (Herbert Wilcox, 1937) January 2019. 

[Article] 'In Search of Miss Leslie', DVD booklet essay for the Network On Air release of Miss Leslie's Dolls (Dir. unknown, 1972), August 2018. 

[Article] ‘Pomp and Ceremony With A Touch Of Romance: Sixty Glorious Years’, DVD booklet essay for the Network On Air release of Sixty Glorious Years (Herbert Wilcox, 1938), January 2019.

[Article] ‘Death Line: An Underground Classic’, DVD booklet essay for the Network On Air release of Death Line (Gary Sherman, 1972), September 2018.  

[Article] 'Sexual Transgression in Sixties New York', DVD booklet essay for the Network On Air release of Who Killed Teddy Bear? (Joseph Cates, 1965), August 2018. 

[Article] ‘Assault: A Whodunit with A Difference’, DVD booklet essay for the Network On Air release of Assault (Sidney Hayers, 1971), August 2018.

[Article] ‘Torture Garden and the Amicus House of Horror’, DVD booklet essay for the Powerhouse/Indicator release of Torture Garden (Freddie Francis, 1967), October 23, 2017.

[Interview] ‘Hammer’s Women: Gwen Watford’, DVD extra on box set Hammer Volume 2: Criminal Intent, Powerhouse/Indicator, February 2018.

[Interview] ‘Hammer’s Women: Yvonne Monlaur’, DVD extra on box set Hammer Volume 3: Blood and Terror, Powerhouse/Indicator, March 2018.

[Article] 'Otley', DVD booklet essay for the Network on Air release of Otley (Dick Clement, 1969), 2017. 

[Article] ‘The National Health’, DVD booklet essay for the Powerhouse/Indicator release of The National Health (Jack Gold, 1973), August 28, 2017.

[Article] ‘The NHS: The First 10 Years’, The Guardian, 2 June 2017.

[Article] ‘The swinging 60s may be a fantasy, but the era still reflects badly on our own’, The Conversation, January 4, 2017.

[Article] ‘Why we need to get over our spoilerphobia’, The Conversation, February 16, 2016 (republished by the Independent).

[Article] ‘Sixties British Cinema’, Viewfinder, the magazine of the British Universities Film and Video Council, issue 101.

[Article] ‘Film on Four’ plus review of Walter (Stephen Frears, 1982), article in Viewfinder, issue 85, pp. 16-18.