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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


Staying outside ‘the egg’: Surrealist entertainment during the Greek dictatorship

Christina Adamou

in Popular television in authoritarian Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719082399
eISBN:
9781781707302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082399.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter offers an analysis of the aesthetics and meanings within This One and That One (Εκείνος και… Εκείνος), a satirical drama series from the era of the Colonels’ dictatorship, drawing on ... More


Between politics and soap: The articulation of ideology and melodrama in Czechoslovak communist television serials, 1975–891

Irena Carpentier Reifová

in Popular television in authoritarian Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719082399
eISBN:
9781781707302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082399.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Using the 1976 serial Muž na radnici (Man at City Hall) as a case study, this chapter investigates the Czechoslovak ‘seriál’ as emblematic of the ‘normalisation’ era of Czechoslovak television. The ... More


Introduction: Cold Opens

Paul Julian Smith

in Dramatized Societies: Quality Television in Spain and Mexico

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781781383247
eISBN:
9781786944054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383247.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The Introduction charts the audiovisual field in Spain and Mexico and sets out the empirical and theoretical context for the case studies to come. Citing Raymond Williams, the source of the book’s ... More


Undercover: How the East German political system presented itself in television series

Sascha Trültzsch

in Popular television in authoritarian Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719082399
eISBN:
9781781707302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082399.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines how state television in the GDR used drama series to propagate the Party’s view of East German reality and, in particular, the Socialist ‘model family’. Using a series of case ... More


Entertaining the Colonels: Propaganda, social change and entertainment in Greek television fiction, 1967–74

Gregory Paschalidis

in Popular television in authoritarian Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719082399
eISBN:
9781781707302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082399.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The introduction of a regular television service in Greece coincided with the establishment of the Colonels’ dictatorship, and some of the most popular and best-remembered programmes from the ... More


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