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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


Conspiracy as a crisis of procedure in Bird of Prey (BBC 1, 1982) and Edge of Darkness (BBC 2, 1985)

Joseph Oldham

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994150
eISBN:
9781526128379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994150.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines a strand of topical BBC conspiracy dramas from the 1980s which utilised the serial form’s increasing popularity for original drama. Drawing upon 1970s Hollywood films, these ... More


The hostile waters of British television in a deregulated age

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/9780719067020.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Since Edge of Darkness, Troy Kennedy Martin has had relatively little work produced. In the twenty years since that award-winning serial, he has been credited for just four screenplays, two of which ... More


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