30.09.2021

Can Soaps spread the word on climate change?

Continuing Drama has a long and proud history of tackling social issues on screen, breaking down complicated often divisive subjects for its audience and helping viewers to explore topics through the eyes of their favourite characters.

So can our soaps help save the planet? What is their role in bringing the complex issues that surround sustainability to our audiences (the masses)? And how can they empower communities to understand and debate the role they can play to mitigate the effects of climate change, if they choose to?

This inspiring session will bring together producers and talent from the UK’s most loved soaps to talk about the creative challenge they’re facing and how they’re tackling it.

Speakers:
Jane Hudson, Executive Producer, Emmerdale
Nader Mabadi, Senior Emmerdale Production Manager
Kate Oates, Head of Continuing Drama, BBC Studios
Rebecca Ramsden, Writer, Hollyoaks
Sean Batty, Broadcaster, STV