Oxford has named Stephen Garrett as the News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media.

Garrett, the TV and film producer best known for his work on ‘Hustle’ and ‘Life on Mars’, is also Executive Chairman, of Kudos Film & Television Ltd.He succeeds Paul Gambaccini in the role.

Garrett will be lecturing in January and February on the subject of TV fiction, focusing on the relationship between commerce and culture. His first lecture is entitled ‘How to Grow a Creative Business According to the Laws of Chance’.

Garrett commented, “The appointment is a huge honour, and above all a great tribute to Kudos’ work over the past few years, as well as to my colleagues on both sides of the camera who have made it all possible.”

He will hold the position for the rest of the academic year.