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The Contemporary Television Series

Michael Hammond and Lucy Mazdon (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619009
eISBN:
9780748671168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619009.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This study of the contemporary prime-time ‘quality’ serial television format gives an account of prominent programmes such as 24, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, ER, The Sopranos and The West Wing, and ... More


Hospital drama: reassurance, anxiety and the doctor-hero

Rebecca Feasey

in Masculinity and Popular Television

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627974
eISBN:
9780748651184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627974.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

In the 1950s, hospital drama was home to morally principled and caring male doctors. However, recently, this image of infallible masculinity has been replaced by less exalted representations of the ... More


Introduction: Histories

Lucy Mazdon (ed.)

in The Contemporary Television Series

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619009
eISBN:
9780748671168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619009.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

There has been a proliferation of television series/serials such as ER, Six Feet Under, Twenty Four and The X Files, shows which, whilst distinctive in many ways, share the label of quality which ... More


Creating ‘Quality’ Audiences for ER on Channel Four

Janet Mccabe

in The Contemporary Television Series

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619009
eISBN:
9780748671168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619009.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Despite Channel 4's past success with imported American programming, Steve Clarke wondered how viewers in the United Kingdom would react to its acquisition of ER (NBC, 1994–2009), when first ... More


Emotional Rescue: The Sopranos (HBO 1999–2007), ER (NBC 1994–) and State of Play (BBC1 2003)

Kristyn Gorton

in Media Audiences: Television, Meaning and Emotion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624171
eISBN:
9780748670956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624171.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter employs textual analysis in order to focus on three examples of television programmes often referred to as 'quality' television drama: ER, The Sopranos, and State of Play. Concentrating ... More


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