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Television Drama: Realism, Modernism, and British Culture

John Caughie

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198742197
eISBN:
9780191694981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742197.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book offers an account of British television drama from its origins in live studio drama in the prewar and immediate postwar years, through the Golden Age of the single play in the 1960s and ... More


The Making of the ‘Golden Age’

John Caughie

in Television Drama: Realism, Modernism, and British Culture

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198742197
eISBN:
9780191694981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742197.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The period between 1965 and 1975 is considered to be the golden age of the British Broadcasting Corporation’s television drama. The 1960s and the 1970s marked the shift in values and culture of ... More


Alterity in the Gensis of the the Contemporary British TV Superhero

Jochen Ecke and Patrick Gill

in Superheroes On World Screens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462340
eISBN:
9781626746787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462340.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

British superheroes draw from a distinctive local tradition of superhero media. A look at the long tradition of portrayals of superheroes in British media suggests that these superheroes offer a ... More


A Black eye

Darrell M. Newton

in Paving the Empire Road: BBC Television and West Indian Immigration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081675
eISBN:
9781781702840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081675.003.0033
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter focuses on interviews that feature the contemporary perspectives of Black Britons working within the London television market. Issues for discussion with the interviewees included ... More


Tony Garnett

Stephen Lacey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066283
eISBN:
9781781702529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066283.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This is a book-length study of one of the most respected and prolific producers working in British television. From ground-breaking dramas from the 1960s such as Up the Junction and Cathy Come Home ... More


Introduction

Darrell M. Newton

in Paving the Empire Road: BBC Television and West Indian Immigration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081675
eISBN:
9781781702840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081675.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter explores a multitude of publications on British television history that have both hailed and deconstructed the policies and influences of the BBC. Since 1922, the organisation has ... More


A sense of place: Regional British television drama, 1956-82

Lez Cooke

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719086786
eISBN:
9781781706329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086786.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This pioneering study examines regional British television drama from its beginnings on the BBC and ITV in the 1950s to the arrival of Channel Four in 1982. It discusses the ways in which ... More


Media Audiences: Television, Meaning and Emotion

Kristyn Gorton

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624171
eISBN:
9780748670956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624171.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

An engaging and original study of current research on television audiences and the concept of emotion, this book offers a unique approach to key issues within television studies. Topics discussed ... More


Evaluations

Jonathan Bignell

in Beckett on Screen: The Television Plays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064203
eISBN:
9781781701867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064203.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the formation of and the critical response to a canon of British television drama in terms of a conflict between aesthetic modernism and critical realism. It notes that some of ... More


Radio, race, and the Television Service

Darrell M. Newton

in Paving the Empire Road: BBC Television and West Indian Immigration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081675
eISBN:
9781781702840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081675.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines how BBC radio and its practices created possibilities for the recognition of African-Caribbean voices, as they discussed life in England years before the arrival of Windrush, ... More


Jimmy McGovern

Steve Blandford

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719082481
eISBN:
9781781705759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082481.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This is the first book-length study of one of the most significant of all British television writers, Jimmy McGovern. The book provides comprehensive coverage of all his work for television including ... More


Troy Kennedy Martin

Lez Cooke

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067020
eISBN:
9781781702055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067020.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This book provides a full-length study of the screenwriter Troy Kennedy Martin, whose work for film and television includes Z Cars, The Italian Job, Kelly's Heroes, The Sweeney, Reilly—Ace of Spies ... More


Introduction

Sue Vice

in Jack Rosenthal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077043
eISBN:
9781781703144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077043.003.0026
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter provides a profile of the television-series writer and creator Jack Rosenthal, who was born in 1931 in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, the second son of Sam and Leah. His parents were working ... More


I Kinda Like It Here: Hot Fuzz as National Cinema

Neil Archer

in Studying Hot Fuzz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238406
eISBN:
9781800341951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238406.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines to what extent one may identify Hot Fuzz (2007) as an example of British national cinema. Hot Fuzz's use of relocated genre parody means that it addresses its audience in ... More


Paranoid Visions: Spies, Conspiracies and the Secret State in British Television Drama

Joseph Oldham

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994150
eISBN:
9781526128379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994150.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Paranoid Visions provides an extensive historical account of the spy and conspiracy genres in British television drama, tracing a lineage from 1960s Cold War series, through 1980s paranoid conspiracy ... More


Women and self-employment: the case of television production workers in Britain

Shirley Dex and Colin Smith

in The gender dimension of social change: The contribution of dynamic research to the study of women's life courses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343321
eISBN:
9781447303824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343321.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Since the early 1980s, massive changes have occurred in the contractual status of the industry workforce of British television. Estimates in the early 1990s suggested that sixty per cent of the ... More


Drama serials

Troy Kennedy Martin

in Troy Kennedy Martin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067020
eISBN:
9781781702055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067020.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

With the decline of the single play on British television during the 1970s and 1980s, authored television drama increasingly took the form of the serial, or mini-series. Series and serial drama ... More


Form and narrative in the 1980s

Alan Clarke

in Alan Clarke

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068300
eISBN:
9781781702987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068300.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines several of Clarke's productions from the 1980s, exploring how his crucial themes, including the gap between personal narratives and state discourses, repetition and the ... More


Beyond realism? Modes of reading in Marxist-socialist and post-Marxist-socialist Television drama criticism

Geraldine Harris

in Beyond Representation: Television Drama and the Politics and Aesthetics of Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074585
eISBN:
9781781701010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074585.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter summarizes some well-rehearsed debates from the early to mid-twentieth century, concerning realism and naturalism in television drama and the impact on those debates of poststructuralist ... More


Introduction: telling the truth

Tony Garnett

in Tony Garnett

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066283
eISBN:
9781781702529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066283.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This is a study about Tony Garnett, forty-year actor, story editor and then producer, within the context of British television, film and Hollywood cinema. This chapter attempts to describe, explicate ... More


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