TV appearances

Victoria’s research has received significant national and international impact in the media. Over the last few years, she has been interviewed by ITV, BBC and Sky News.

Recent appearances include:

ITV News – Interviewed by Charlene White on winning the Best Social Media Short at the Arts and Humanities Council, Research in Film Awards – Nov 2018
Sky News – Interviewed on the tenth anniversary of Facebook Feb 2014
BBC News – Interviewed by Rory Cellan- Jones, the BBC News Technology Consultant, on the ten year anniversary of Facebook Feb 2014
Sky News – Interviewed on the 40th anniversary of the mobile phone April 2013


Victoria has contributed an industry case study on Smart Hearts to Reality TV: How Real is Real? – Hodder and Stoughton.

Her chapter explored the ethics of increased access in documentary and Reality TV and was later republished in The Tabloid Culture Reader – (McGraw Hill 2008) – Editors: Anita Birressi and Heather Nunn.

Other contributors include John Fiske, Patricia Holland and Graham Turner.


Victoria has been interviewed by Wired magazine and has written features exploring Film and Digital arts for The Guardian, The Observer and Dox magazine. Recent featured exploring her own practice research include:


Huffington Post Article



Reviews and Interviews


Director Victoria Mapplebeck infuses the grainy footage with ideas and intelligence

The Observer

Mapplebeck’s bravery in revealing such a personal tale is greatly felt in this award-winning short film

The Video Consortium

Mapplebeck has delivered a stunning piece of work

One Room With A View