Sun­der­land lec­ture about TV nu­dity

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A Sun­der­land lec­ture is set to lay bare the sub­ject of naked dat­ing shows break­ing the fi­nal taboo on main­stream Bri­tish tele­vi­sion.

An­gela Smith, Pro­fes­sor of Lan­guage and Cul­ture, will be ask­ing “How the hell did this get on TV?” as part of the Univer­sity of Sun­der­land’s School of Cul­ture Re­search Sem­i­nar Se­ries.

The talk will delve into the long his­tory of dat­ing shows on TV, most fa­mously in the UK in the form of the long-run­ning ITV show Blind Date.

Pro­fes­sor Smith, said: “The one that has caused most com­ment is Chan­nel 4’s Naked At­trac­tion. With full nu­dity, lin­ger­ing close-ups and graphic de­scrip­tions, this show drove many view­ers to Twit­ter to ex­press dis­may that this show has made it to main­stream TV.”

The talk will by held on Wed­nes­day, March 21, from 4pm-5pm, in Room 104A, at the Reg Vardy Cen­tre.

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