British Television Drama in the 1980s

On British television drama in the 1980's From a period of outstanding and innovative programmes, "British Television Drama in the 1980s" examines the major productions, including: Talking Heads; Brookside; Yes, Prime Minister; Inspector ...

Author: George W. Brandt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521427231

Category: Drama

Page: 283

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British Television Drama

Featuring leading scholars of British television drama and noted writers and producers from the television industry, this new edition of British Television Drama evaluates past and present TV fiction since the 1960s, and considers its ...

Author: J. Bignell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137327581

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

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Featuring leading scholars of British television drama and noted writers and producers from the television industry, this new edition of British Television Drama evaluates past and present TV fiction since the 1960s, and considers its likely future.

Producing British Television Drama

This book presents a compelling case for a paradigmatic shift in the analysis of television drama production that recentres questions of power, control and sustainability.

Author: Ruth McElroy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137578754

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 172

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This book presents a compelling case for a paradigmatic shift in the analysis of television drama production that recentres questions of power, control and sustainability. Television drama production has become an increasingly lucrative global export business as drama as a form enjoys increased prestige. However, this book argues that the growing emphasis on international markets and global players such as Netflix and Amazon Prime neglects the realities of commissioning and making television drama in specific national and regional contexts. Drawing on extensive empirical research, Producing British Television Drama demonstrates the centrality of public service broadcasters in serving audiences and sustaining the commercial independent sector in a digital age. It attends closely to three elements—the role of place in the production of content; the experiences of those working in the sector; and the interventions from cultural intermediaries in articulating and ascribing value to television drama. With chapters examining the evolution of British TV drama, as well as what might be in store in its future, this book offers invaluable insights into the UK as a major supplier of and market for television drama.

Contemporary British Television Drama

This book analyses eight of these dramas - Spooks, Foyle's War, Hustle, Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes, Downton Abbey, Sherlock and Broadchurch - which have all proved popular with audiences and in their different ways represent the thematic ...

Author: James Chapman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350152502

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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The early twenty-first century has seen the emergence of a new style of television drama in Britain that adopts the professional practices and production values of high-end American television while remaining emphatically 'British' in content and outlook. This book analyses eight of these dramas - Spooks, Foyle's War, Hustle, Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes, Downton Abbey, Sherlock and Broadchurch - which have all proved popular with audiences and in their different ways represent the thematic and formal paradigms of post-millennial drama. James Chapman locates new British drama in its institutional and economic contexts, considers their critical and popular reception, and analyses their social politics in relation to their representations of class, gender and nationhood. He demonstrates how contemporary drama has mobilised both new and residual elements in re-configuring genres such as the spy series, cop show and costume drama for the cultural tastes of modern audiences. And it concludes that television drama has played an integral role in both the economic and the cultural export of 'Britishness'.

The Intimate Screen

This book challenges the idea that early television drama consisted of static plays relayed from the theatre.

Author: Jason Jacobs

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198742339

Category: Drama

Page: 175

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This book challenges the idea that early television drama consisted of static plays relayed from the theatre. It draws on new archival evidence, including an analysis of the groundbreaking BBC production of Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954). The book demonstrates that television drama pioneers produced a diverse and innovative range of plays.

Exam Prep for British Television Drama A History

This book provides over 2,000 Exam Prep questions and answers to accompany the text British Television Drama A History Items include highly probable exam items: Reformation, Liberty, Mass, Weimar Republic, Serfdom, Hungary, and more.

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British Television Drama

Comprehensive and accessible, this book will be of value to anyone interested in the rich history of British television and modern drama.

Author: Lez Cooke

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781844578955

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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This widely-respected history of British television drama is an indispensable guide to the significant developments in the area; from its beginnings on the BBC in the 1930s and 40s to its position in the twenty-first century, as television enters a multichannel digital era. Embracing the complete spectrum of television drama, Lez Cooke places programmes in their social, political and industrial contexts, and surveys the key dramas, writers, producers and directors. Thoroughly revised and updated, this second edition includes new images and case studies, new material on British television drama before 1936, an expanded bibliography and a substantial new chapter that explores the renaissance in the quality, variety and social ambition of television drama in Britain since 2002. Comprehensive and accessible, this book will be of value to anyone interested in the rich history of British television and modern drama.

British Television Drama

A collection of essays which debates the past, present and future of British television drama.

Author: Jonathan Bignell

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0333774965

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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A collection of essays which debates the past, present and future of British television drama. Writers, producers and television executives reflect on the changing face of TV drama, and academics present case studies on critical approaches, general topics and specific programmes.

Play For Today

Irene Shubik worked on "Play for Today" for the BBC and was also a drama producer for ITV.

Author: Irene Shubik

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 071905687X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 267

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Writing from first-hand experience, the author describes the role of the producer in the making of an original television play, from the initial discussions with writers to the transmission. Irene Shubik worked on "Play for Today" for the BBC and was also a drama producer for ITV.

Heroes in Contemporary British Culture

This book explores how British culture is negotiating heroes and heroisms in the twenty-first century.

Author: Barbara Korte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000382693

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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This book explores how British culture is negotiating heroes and heroisms in the twenty-first century. It posits a nexus between the heroic and the state of the nation and explores this idea through British television drama. Drawing on case studies including programmes such as The Last Kingdom, Spooks, Luther and Merlin, the book explores the aesthetic strategies of heroisation in television drama and contextualises the programmes within British public discourses at the time of their production, original broadcasting and first reception. British television drama is a cultural forum in which contemporary Britain’s problems, wishes and cultural values are revealed and debated. By revealing the tensions in contemporary notions of heroes and heroisms, television drama employs the heroic as a lens through which to scrutinise contemporary British society and its responses to crisis and change. Looking back on the development of heroic representations in British television drama over the last twenty years, this book’s analyses show how heroisation in television drama reacts to, and reveals shifts in, British structures of feeling in a time marked by insecurity. The book is ideal for readers interested in British cultural studies, studies of the heroic and popular culture.

Masterpiece

Featuring an array of color photos from Masterpiece’s best-loved dramas, this book offers a penetrating look into the program’s influence on television, publishing, fashion, and its millions of fans.

Author: Nancy West

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538134481

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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On a wintry night in 1971, Masterpiece Theatre debuted on PBS. Fifty years later, America’s appetite for British drama has never been bigger. The classic television program has brought its fans protagonists such as The Dowager Countess and Ross Poldark and series that include Downton Abbey and Prime Suspect. In Masterpiece: America's 50-Year-Old Love Affair with British Television Drama, Nancy West provides a fascinating history of the acclaimed program. West combines excerpts from original interviews, thoughtful commentary, and lush photography to deliver a deep exploration of the television drama. Vibrant stories and anecdotes about Masterpiece’s most colorful shows are peppered throughout, such as why Benedict Cumberbatch hates Downton Abbey and how screenwriter Daisy Goodwin created a teenage portrait of Queen Victoria after fighting with her daughter about homework. Featuring an array of color photos from Masterpiece’s best-loved dramas, this book offers a penetrating look into the program’s influence on television, publishing, fashion, and its millions of fans.

Television Drama

This work offers an account of British television drama from its pre-war origins in live studio drama to its convergence with an emerging British art cinema in the 1990s.

Author: John Caughie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198742185

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 257

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Television Drama offers an account of British television drama from its origins in live drama in the 1930s and 1940s, through the Golden Age of the 1960s and 1970s with writers like David Mercer and Dennis Potter and directors like Ken Loach, and its convergence with a British art cinema in the 1990s in films like My Beautiful Laundrette. It also considers the development of series like Boys from the Blackstuff and 'classic serials' like The Jewel in the Crown, Pride and Prejudice and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

Style in British Television Drama

This pioneering book provides detailed analysis of scenes from nine British television dramas produced between 1954 and 2001.

Author: L. Cooke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137265920

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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This pioneering book provides detailed analysis of scenes from nine British television dramas produced between 1954 and 2001. Taking dinner table scenes as a recurring motif, the study analyses changes in televisual style with reference to production practices, technology, aesthetic preferences, and social and institutional change.

A Sense of Place

Written in a scholarly but accessible style, the book uncovers a forgotten history of British television drama that will be of interest to lecturers and students of media and cultural studies, as well as the general reader with an interest ...

Author: Lez Cooke

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719086787

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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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 regionalism, regional culture, and regional identity have been defined, outlines the history of regional broadcasting in the UK, and includes two detailed case studies – of Granada Television and BBC English Regions Drama – representing contrasting examples of regional television drama during what is often described as the "golden age" of British television. The conclusion brings the study up to date by discussing recent developments in regional drama production, and by considering future possibilities. Written in a scholarly but accessible style, the book uncovers a forgotten history of British television drama that will be of interest to lecturers and students of media and cultural studies, as well as the general reader with an interest in the history of British television.

Social Class and Television Drama in Contemporary Britain

This collection is a wide-ranging exploration of contemporary British television drama and its representations of social class.

Author: David Forrest

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137555069

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 271

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This collection is a wide-ranging exploration of contemporary British television drama and its representations of social class. Through early studio-set plays, soap operas and period drama, the volume demonstrates how class provides a bridge across multiple genres and traditions of television drama. The authors trace this thematic emphasis into the present day, offering fascinating new insights into the national conversation around class and identity in Britain today. The chapters engage with a range of topics including authorial explorations of Stephen Poliakoff and Jimmy McGovern, case studies of television performers Maxine Peake and Jimmy Nail, and discussions of the sitcom genre and animation form. This book offers new perspectives on popular British television shows such as Goodnight Sweetheart and Footballers’ Wives, and analysis of more recent series such as Peaky Blinders and This is England.

Transatlantic Television Drama

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Author: Matt Hills

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190663124

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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"This collection explores the current wave of US/UK television dramas, focusing on industry strategies, performance styles, issues of 'quality,' and audience receptions. It covers key programs including Black Mirror, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones and Sherlock. Issues of national identity, streaming services, and transnational fan cultures are all explored"

A Take on British TV Drama

This is a behind-the-scenes account of several quality programs for the British television.

Author: Christopher Neame

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810850125

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 153

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This is a behind-the-scenes account of several quality programs for the British television. With a lighthearted perspective, writer/producer Christopher Neame recounts the challenges and rewards of working on such productions as Danger U.X.B., The Knowledge, Q.E.D., The Irish R.M., Monsignor Quixote, and The Flame Trees of Thika.

Popular Television Drama

This collection of essays examines landmark British television programs of the last forty years, from Doctor Who to The Office, and from The Demon Headmaster to Queer As Folk.

Author: Jonathan Bignell

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719069335

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 230

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This collection of essays examines landmark British television programs of the last forty years, from Doctor Who to The Office, and from The Demon Headmaster to Queer As Folk. Contributions from prominent academics focus on the full range of popular genres, from sitcoms to science fiction, gothic horror and children's drama, and reconsider how British television drama can be analyzed. This book will be of interest to students and researchers in many academic disciplines that study television drama.