Will communal viewing outlast COVID-19?
17 Nov 2020
Will communal viewing outlast COVID-19?

As lockdown measures confined Britons to their homes with little else to do, communal viewing and appointment TV experienced a resurgence, with broadcasters reporting audience figures that are uncommon outside of the festive season. What exactly have been people tuning into, and why?

Dr. Ken Fox

Dr. Ken Fox teaches film, radio, television, and film production at Canterbury Christ Church University's School of Creative, Arts, & Industries department.

Lucy Evans

Lucy Evans is a senior producer at Nutopia and is currently working on Disney+'s The World According to Jeff Goldblum.

James Riley

James Riley is a singer-songwriter who used lockdown to raise money for UK food banks. Unable to perform at Glastonbury this year, he played 21 gigs from his rooftop in Tottenham.

Lynda Cowell

Lynda Cowell is a London-based writer, web editor, and former BBC television researcher. Having written for the likes of The Voice, Pride, The Guardian, Time Out and Marie Claire, much of her work has focused on race and gender, but not exclusively. In her free time, she likes to read, drink red wine, and watch the kind of television programmes other people sneer at.