Special guest for King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club

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British cinema and crime will be explored when King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club hosts a very special guest speaker, Professor Bob Peckitt.

The club runs regular education events to enhance appreciation of film and this meeting is being held on Thursday, June 18.

Based in Norwich, Prof Peckitt is a consultant forensic psychiatrist, and forensic physician, who has worked extensively at all levels of forensic hospital security, and in prisons, approved premises and other settings.

He appears for both the Crown and defence, in a variety of complex and contentious matters, where mental disorder, risk, and offending behaviour are being considered.

He has particular expertise in the areas of homicide, diminished responsibility and manslaughter, personality disorder and related offending.

He has also written several monographs on crime and literature including “France in the Blood” and “Colour it Prussian Blue” dealing with the life and works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

In addition to all of this, Professor Peckitt is a hugely entertaining speaker, so who better to provide us with an exploration of the representation of crime, punishment and policing in British Cinema between 1945 and 1999?

Clips will include The Blue Lamp (the film which introduced George Dixon to the British) and The League of Gentlemen.

The event starts at 7.30pm in the Great Hall at Thoresby College and costs £6 for non-members; to book your place e-mail the club at communitycinemaclub@googlemail.com

If you want to join the Cinema Club, you can do so straightaway and benefit from an immediate discount for this event (£5 to members) as well as being able to attend the June film Nebraska, a road movie with a difference.

For details of how to join, go to www.klccc.uk