A group of Glamorgan researchers have been awarded £20,000 by the BBC Trust to examine the impact of landmark television drama, principally Dr Who and Torchwood on the representation of Cardiff (and to an extent Wales).

With the support of the Centre for the Study of Media and Culture in Small Nations, and the Theatre and Media Drama and Communication, Culture and Media Studies Research Units Professor Steve Blandford, Professor Stephen Lacey and Dr Ruth McElroy constructed the proposal and they will be joined on the project team by Dr Rebecca Williams. The work will begin in January with a report scheduled for September 2009.