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Joseph Oldham

Joseph Oldham

Associate Fellow in Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

I am an Associate Fellow in Film & Television Studies at the University of Warwick. I have recently published the monograph Paranoid Visions: Spies, Conspiracies and the Secret State with Manchester University Press. This explores the history of the spy and conspiracy genres on British television, from 1960s Cold War series, through 1980s conspiracy dramas, to contemporary ‘war on terror’ thrillers. It analyses classic dramas including Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979), Bird of Prey (1982), Edge of Darkness (1985), A Very British Coup (1988) and Spooks (2002-11).

I have published articles in the Journal of British Cinema & Television, the Journal of Intelligence History, and Adaptation. I have taught across a variety of departments at the University of Hull, the University of Westminster, the University of Warwick, and the University of Leicester. I was co-organiser of the international conference Spying on Spies: Popular Representations of Spies and Espionage (The Shard, London, 3-5 September 2015).

A very British EU: how Europe has been portrayed by thriller writers

Jul 08, 2017 18:21 pm UTC| Insights & Views Entertainment

Over a year before the UKs fateful EU membership referendum, BBC Four broadcast The Great European Disaster Movie. This was an authored documentary by Italian journalist Annalisa Piras. Co-produced with several European...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries jump ahead of FOMC members’ speeches, September manufacturing PMI

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German PMI surges to 6-1/2 year high as manufacturing booms

Germanys private sector economy ended the third quarter strongly, with business activity growth accelerating to the fastest in almost six-and-a-half years, according to flash PMI survey data from IHS Markit. Improved...

RBNZ unlikely to alter monetary policy stance next week, due to election uncertainty: Westpac Research

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) is expected not to alter its monetary policy stance at its meeting next week, owing to election-related uncertainties. The RBNZ has run a very consistent line on monetary policy over...

USD/INR likely to trade towards 65 level with support at 64, says Scotiabank

The USD/INR currency pair is expected to trade towards the 65 level with the 64 support, but the pair will be buffered against a sharp and persistent depreciation given the nations large foreign reserves that rose to a...

JGBs gain tracking following U.S. Treasuries after North Korea threatens hydrogen bomb attack

The Japanese government bonds gained tracking similar momentum in the U.S. counterpart after North Korean leader Kin-Jong-Un said that the North would consider the highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history...

Politics

Undocumented youth divided over how to fight back against Trump immigration clampdown

Young immigrants from across the US participated in the first act of civil disobedience by undocumented youth under the Trump administration on July 26 in Texas. After protesters sat in the street outside the state capitol...

India at 70: after the celebrations, single-party dominance menaces democracy

Seventy years ago, Jawaharlal Nehrus famous Tryst with Destiny speech not only marked Indias independence from British rule but also expressed the vision for a united, democratic, egalitarian and modern country. Not...

Can corporate America afford to walk away from President Trump?

After campaigning as the candidate best able to work with business, President Donald Trump has shown he is anything but. A stream of resignations from high-level business counsels hit a crescendo recently when Trump was...

Little prospect of regime change in Russia short of a popular uprising – and that's unlikely

Vladimir Putins power in Russia can often look unassailable. However much Western media might champion potential opponents, the president maintains a tight grip, and its easy to see why. Any successor to Putin who was not...

Warning signs of mass violence – in the US?

There are those who say that comparing President Donald Trumps rhetoric to that of Adolf Hitler is alarmist, unfair and counterproductive. And yet, there has been no dearth of such comparisons since the 2016...

Science

Scientists Create Robots The Size Of DNA Strands That Can Rearrange Molecules

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China Signs Deal With Israel Over Lab-Grown Meat, Food For The Future

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How diseases can be targeted using nanotechnology – and why it's difficult

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Denmark Finally Sells Last Oil Company For $7.45 Billion

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Trump’s Pick For NASA Head Is Not A Scientist And A Prominent Climate Change Denier

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Technology

Wall St. Hack Cause Havoc Among Lawmakers And Investors

Being the victim of a hack is never a good thing, but when the target is a top US regulator overseeing trading at Wall St., the situation becomes catastrophically more consequential. This is exactly what the U.S....

Really Big Original Xbox Controller Available For Xbox One

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More details about the recent CCleaner malware outbreak have come out and they are terrifying. What was initially thought of as a mild case of infection is now considered an attempt at planting digital bombs, with major US...

Doom On Switch Plays Surprisingly Well According To First-Hand Accounts

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Electric Bus Breaks World Record In Long Distance Driving In A Single Charge, 1,100 Miles

Range is the biggest problem that most people have when it comes to electric vehicles, but as one company that made an electric bus just proved, this is really not an issue. Packing some really big batteries, a bus by a...
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September 22 11:30 UTC Released

INFX Reserves, USD*

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402.51 Bln USD

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400.73 Bln USD

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BRFGV Consumer Conf*

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82.3 %

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80.9 %

September 22 12:30 UTC 5757m

CACPI Inflation YY

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1.5 %

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1.2 %

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CACPI BoC Core YY

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0.9 %

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CACPI BoC Core MM

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-0.1 %

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CACPI MM SA

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0.2 %

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CACore CPI MM SA

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0.1 %

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CACPI Median

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1.7 %

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CACPI Trim

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1.3 %

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CACPI Common

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1.4 %

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