Associate Professor Ian Conrich

Contact: Ian Conrich

    Ian has been a consultant and freelance writer for the BBC and Film4. He has been interviewed for television, radio, and the press in the UK, Ireland, France, USA, New Zealand, Australia, Israel, and Poland. As a guest, he has appeared on national radio in the UK on Open Book, for BBC Radio 4, and on French national television for France24; as an interviewee on Nine to Noon and Sunday Morning for Radio New Zealand, and in Australia on ABC Radio Tasmania. Ian has also appeared as a special guest on Telewizja Poland, and in the UK on Channel 4 for 50 Films to See Before You Die. He has written for Onfilm and the Times Higher, and he has been interviewed for Time magazine, with his work featured in Voyeur, Virgin Australia's in-flight magazine, and also discussed in newspapers such as the Independent, and the Sunday Times.

    Selected work

    • 19/10/14 Pre-recorded interview on Easter Island for Radio Adelaide.
    • 25/10/11 Live interview on zombie culture for Newstalk, National radio, Ireland.

    • Reviews

      "The resulting discussion was erudite without losing sight of its essential ludicrousness. When Moncrieff read out a text asking if zombies could climb stairs, Conrich joked: 'This sounds like a zombie helpline now'. Moncrieff's approach, game yet laconic, yielded a memorably amusing slice of radio".

      Irish Times

    • 25/10/11 Pre-recorded interview on zombie culture, for BBC World Today.

    • 9/9/11 Live interview on the cultural and social significance of rugby in New Zealand, for France24 national television.
    • 22/8/10 Pre-recorded guest interview, alongside Fay Weldon, discussing Maori myths and her new book, Kehua!, for Open Book, BBC Radio 4.
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    • 7/08 Variety of Eastern European television and mainstream newspaper interviews in support of the large retrospective of New Zealand film held in Wroclaw, Poland.
    • 10/2/08 Pre-recorded interview with Chris Laidlaw on New Zealand Studies for Radio New Zealand.

    • 14/1/08 Pre-recorded interview on New Zealand magic lantern slides for Radio New Zealand.
    • 10/07 Consultant for a Channel 4 Time Team special on iron-age hill forts and the Maori pa.
    • 18/12/06 Live interview on New Zealand Studies for Nine to Noon on Radio New Zealand.
    • 14/8/06 Interviewee for the Channel 4 television programme, 50 Films to See Before You Die.
    • 5/8/05 Live interview on the merchandising of The Lord of the Rings for ABC Radio Tasmania.
    • 2000 Consultant to Film4 on film classification and censorship.
    • 1999 Contracted by the BBC to write a series of articles for BBC online on film classification and censorship.
    • 22/05/96 Live interview on Alfred Hitchcock's British films for Greater London Radio.
    • 15/05/96 Pre-recorded interview on Alfred Hitchcock's British films for BBC Radio Three Counties.