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British television drama: past, present and future. 2nd edition

Bignell, J. and Lacey, S., eds. (2014) British television drama: past, present and future. 2nd edition. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp272. ISBN 9781137327567

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Abstract/Summary

British Television Drama provides resources for critical thinking about key aspects of television drama in Britain since 1960, including institutional, textual, cultural, economic and audience-centred modes of study. It presents and contests significant strands of critical work in the field, and comprises essays by TV professionals and academics plus editors' introductions to each section that contextualise the chapters. The new edition includes a revised chapter by acclaimed TV producer Tony Garnett reflecting on his work since Cathy Come Home in the 1960s, new chapters by Phil Redmond, the creator of Brookside and Hollyoaks, and Cameron Roach, Head of Drama Commissioning at Sky TV and former executive producer of Waterloo Road. New academic analyses include work on Downton Abbey, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Ashes to Ashes, adaptations of Persuasion, and the changing production methods on Coronation Street.

Item Type:Book
Refereed:No
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Film, Theatre & Television
ID Code:36675
Uncontrolled Keywords:Television TV Drama Screenplays BBC ITV
Additional Information:This book is available as an ebook, see the publisher's webpage http://www.palgraveconnect.com/pc/doifinder/10.1057/9781137327581.
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan

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