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You’re Nicked – with Ben Lamb

Wed 24 Apr, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

About the event

With wit, humour and insight, the author of the first dedicated study of one of British television’s most popular genres conducts a forensic investigation of British television police series from 1955 to the present.  

In just one-hour, Ben Lamb – author of You’re Nicked: Investigating British Television Police Series – analyses the genre, from Dixon of Dock Green to Happy Valley via The Sweeney, The Bill, Cracker and Line of Duty 

Ben explores how the representation of the police station, domestic scenes of criminals and the private lives of police officials can unearth the complex ideology underpinning each series and determine how the genre has developed alongside modern British society.  

Ideal for TV crime-drama enthusiasts, as well as scholars and students of British history, television, culture, sociology, and criminology.  


Access and Covid safety measures: if you have specific access needs or queries and/or prefer to be seated away from other audience members as a Covid safety measure, please contact our Admin at: [email protected] with your request. 


Date: Wednesday 24 April 

Time: 1pm-2pm 

Venue: Skelmanthorpe Library, 24 Commercial Road, Skelmanthorpe HD8 9DA 

Tickets: £3 (essential carer’s ticket free) 

Age guidance: 12+ (under 16s should be accompanied by an adult) 

For access information, please contact the library on 01484 414 868 

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Wed 24 Apr
1:00 pm–2:00 pm
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Skelmanthorpe Library
24 Commercial Road, Skelmanthorpe
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD8 9DA  United Kingdom
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01484 414 868