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Colin Shindler – (Social & Film History)

  • popular Cambridge tutor at both undergraduate and extra-mural level
  • an academic expert American and British film and cultural history
  • was screenwriter of the movie Buster starring Phil Collins and Julie Walters
  • producer of Lovejoy starring Ian McShane
  • wrote and presented the Archive on Four programme on Sport and the Movies for BBC Radio Four
  • books: Manchester United Ruined My Life (1998), Manchester City Ruined My Life (2013), George Best & 21 Others (2004), National Service (2-12),Hollywood Goes To War (1979), Hollywood in Crisis (1996)
  • play Rumours (2013), about Private Eye and the Macmillan government at the time of the Profumo Affair, was BBC Radio Drama of the Week
  • writer & producer of a 6-part 1989 TV drama Young Charlie Chaplin starring Ian McShane & Twiggy
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“Stimulating, fun & really enjoyable – excellent teacher.”

“An excellent course, expertly conducted and meticulously prepared. The tutor’s presentation and manner encourages positive contributions from a group fully at ease with itself.”

“This was a very interesting course. Presented in a different way from other film courses at which I have attended. The tutor was very knowledgeable and had done a lot of preparation so as to enrich the course with relevant film clips.”

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