Despite TV

Despite TV was founded by Mark Saunders in 1982. The group operated out of the Tower Hamlets Arts Project on Whitechapel Road East London.

Despite TV produced video magazines concentrating on local issues which at the time included the transformation of Brick Lane from a National Front stronghold to the Bengali street we know today. The London Docklands Development Agency's take over of the old docks to turn it into an annex of the City. Despite TV also covered the year long Wapping Dispute in its first single issue magazine Despite the Sun.


Despite TV Decoded

1993, 10:00 minutes, colour, English

Out of Line

1992, 40:00 minutes, colour, English

The Bailiff Cometh

1991, 07:45 minutes, colour, English

Battle Of Trafalgar

1990, 52:00 minutes, colour, English

Despite the City

1989, 50:00 minutes, English

Despite The Sun

1987, 52:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Chapter 6: An Other and Its Other
by Sean Cubitt. Timeshift. On Video Culture, 1991. London, New York: Routledge, Comedia, 1991.