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Posted: 30/09/14

Top screenwriter visits college television studio

Film and television students from West Nottinghamshire College interviewed an award-winning screenwriter on their weekly television show last week.

Malcolm Campbell was interviewed on the sofa for Gogglebox Live

Malcolm Campbell, who has written for television shows such as Shameless and Skins and the popular BBC1 series The White Queen, was interviewed on the couch by BTEC Diploma Media and Production students Denholm Pepper and Bailey Armstrong during the class’s Gogglebox Live show.

The show is written, produced and edited by the students and their first show of the academic year, featured Malcolm – who hails from Mansfield.

Malcolm spoke about his rise to screenwriter after graduating from a film degree in Scotland and described how he writes for television and film. He has created the multi-Bafta-winning educational show L8R and has been Bafta nominated for his own single dramas All About Me and Losing It.

After being interviewed in the college’s television studio Malcolm interviewed the students to ask them about their experience being a teenager as part of his research for a new script he is writing about a small town, not dissimilar to Mansfield.

Malcolm said: “I was incredibly impressed by the students at West Nottinghamshire College. They were committed, technically accomplished and crucially, made me feel at ease prior to recording Gogglebox Live.

“Even though they all had roles to play, they ensured I was comfortable. I’ve been interviewed many times but this was the most enjoyable live media experience I’ve had.”

To watch the interview with Malcolm on Gogglebox Live, visit http://vimeo.com/107124007