Jimmy McGovern

Salmon, Peter (2011) Drama from the North – Jimmy McGovern in Manchester, www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/2011/06/jimmy-mcgovern-drama-from-the-north.shtml ...

Author: Steve Blandford

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526111388

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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This, the first book length study of one of Britain's leading television writers, Jimmy McGovern, links his work to key changes in British television over the last thirty years. McGovern's versatility has meant that his work ranges from soap opera to crime series, studio based single drama to art house features for theatrical release. The book therefore acts partly as a survey of the way that drama for the small screen has mutated and changed over a key period in its history. Steve Blandford's percipient and readable book extensively examines some of McGovern's most influential work, including Brookside, Cracker, The Lakes, Hillsborough and The Street.

Ethics in Screenwriting

Cr: Jimmy McGovern; UK, RSJ Films for BBC; c. 60 mins 10 eps. Banished. 2015. Cr: Jimmy McGovern, UK, RSJ Films, See-Saw Films for BBC2; 60 mins 7 eps.

Author: Steven Maras

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137544933

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 263

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Ethics in Screenwriting: New Perspectives is a book that breaks new ground by forging a link between screenwriting research and a burgeoning interest in film, media, and narrative ethics. Going beyond the orthodox discussion of morality of film and television, the collection focuses on ethics in screenwriting. Building on a new wave of screenwriting research, as well as a ‘turn to ethics’ in humanities and media studies scholarship, this title forms a bridge between these areas in a unique analysis of a key area of media practice. Each essay goes beyond the general discussion of ethics and media to engage with specific aspects of screenwriting or scripting. Written for readers interested in questions of ethics as well as screenwriting, the collection offers new perspectives on ethical questions associated with Writers and their Production Environment; Actuality and History; and Character and Narrative.

Jimmy McGovern

This, the first book length study of one of Britain's leading television writers, Jimmy McGovern, links his work to key changes in British television over the last thirty years.

Author: Steve Blandford

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 071908248X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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This, the first book length study of one of Britain's leading television writers, Jimmy McGovern, links his work to key changes in British television over the last thirty years. McGovern's versatility has meant that his work ranges from soap opera to crime series, studio based single drama to art house features for theatrical release. The book therefore acts partly as a survey of the way that drama for the small screen has mutated and changed over a key period in its history. Steve Blandford's percipient and readable book extensively examines some of McGovern's most influential work, including Brookside, Cracker, The Lakes, Hillsborough and The Street.

Contemporary British Television Crime Drama

Common, BBC1, TV review: Jimmy McGovern's harrowing crime drama is another cracker. 7 July 2014. The Independent.

Author: Ruth McElroy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317160960

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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Contemporary British Television Crime Drama examines one of the medium’s most popular genres and places it within its historical and industrial context. The television crime drama has proved itself capable of numerous generic reinventions and continues to enjoy some of the highest viewing figures. Crime drama offers audiences stories of right and wrong, moral authority asserted and resisted, and professionals and criminals, doing so in ways that are often highly entertaining, innovative, and thought provoking. In examining the appeal of this highly dynamic genre, this volume explores how it responds not only to changing social debates on crime and policing, but also to processes of hybridization within the television industry itself. Contributors, many of whom are leading figures in UK television studies, analyse popular series such as Broadchurch, Between the Lines, Foyle’s War, Poirot, Prime Suspect, Sherlock and Wallander. Essays examine the main characteristics of television crime drama production, including the nature of trans-Atlantic franchises and literary and transnational adaptations. Adopting a range of feminist, historical, aesthetic and industrial approaches, they offer incisive interrogations that provide readers with a rich understanding of the allure of crime drama to both viewers and commissioners.

Jimmy Mcgovern s Cracker

This book examines Cracker, one of the seminal TV shows of the 1990's, and gives it the position it deserves in the history not just of television but drama.The author embraces the history of drama by looking at the evolution of ...

Author: Josephine Dunn


ISBN: 198062545X


Page: 159

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This book examines Cracker, one of the seminal TV shows of the 1990's, and gives it the position it deserves in the history not just of television but drama.The author embraces the history of drama by looking at the evolution of storytelling from the ancient Greeks through the Jacobean and Elizabethan periods, to film noir and films such as Silence of the Lambs.The reverence usually reserved for the analysis of film is employed here on a TV series where through 25 episodes it established what has become a new genre of drama.Drawing on a 40 year career in film & television production, the author enlivens this critical work with exclusive insights from the creative team who brought Cracker to life: writer Jimmy McGovern, director Michael Winterbottom, Andy Wilson & Simon Cellan-Jones, producer Gub Neal, cinematographer Ivan Strasberg, designer Chris Wilkinson & production executive Craig McNeil, and on personal connections with Jimmy McGovern & actor Robbie Coltrane

Social Class and Television Drama in Contemporary Britain

David Forrest, Beth Johnson. Gleeson, S. (2014). 'Jimmy McGovern: 'We should be in a golden age of drama but we're not', available at ...

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.

Political Film

A recent experiment by the television dramatist Jimmy McGovern also gives an indication of the dissatisfaction with conventional modes of working practices ...

Author: Mike Wayne

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 0745316697

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 163

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Explores cinema that is committed to social and cultural emancipation, with case studies ranging from Evita to The Bandit Queen.

Irish Catholic and Scouse

... Lake District hotel owner asks the job-seeking Liverpudlian Danny Kavanagh in Jimmy McGovern's television drama series The Lakes (1997–99): 'Bone idle.

Author: John Belchem

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781846311079

Category: History

Page: 364

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Liverpool in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was the mirror of Ellis Island: it acted as the great cultural melting pot and processing point of migration from Europe to the United States. Here, for the first time, acclaimed historian John Belchem offers an extensive and groundbreaking social history of the elements of the Irish diaspora that stayed in Liverpool—enriching the city’s cultural mix rather than continuing on their journey. Covering the tumultuous period from the Act of Union to the supposed “final settlement” between Britain and Ireland, this richly illustrated volume will be required reading for anyone interested in the Irish diaspora.

Irvine Welsh

Welsh co - wrote a television screenplay about the strike with Jimmy McGovern and a dockers ' writing group that was shown on ITV .

Author: Aaron Kelly

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719066514

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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This is the first full-length study of Irvine Welsh's fiction and provides a sustained textual and contextual analysis and evaluation of his work

The Documentary Handbook

Sunday, directed by Jimmy McGovern, first transmitted on Channel 4, 28 January 2002. Hillsborough, directed by Charles McDougall, first transmitted on ITV, ...

Author: Peter Lee-Wright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135270155

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

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'The Documentary Handbook is mandatory reading for those who want a critical understanding of the place of factual formats in today’s exploding television and media industry, as well as expert guidance in complex craft skills in order to fully participate. The practical advice and wisdom here is second to none.' – Tony Steyger, Principal Lecturer, Southampton Solent University, UK The Documentary Handbook is a critical introduction to the documentary film, its theory and changing practices. The book charts the evolution of documentary from screen art to core television genre, its metamorphosis into many different types of factual TV programme and its current emergence in forms of new media. It analyses those pathways and the transformation of means of production through economic, technical and editorial changes. The Documentary Handbook explains the documentary process, skills and job specifications for everyone from industry entrants to senior personnel, and shows how the industrial evolution of television has relocated the powers and principles of decision-making. Through the use of professional Expert Briefings it gives practical pointers about programme-making, from research, developing and pitching programme ideas to their production and delivery through a fast-evolving multi-platform universe.

Hillsborough The Truth

As No Last Rights was in production Jimmy McGovern, the muchacclaimed Liverpool writer, was commissioned to write Hillsborough, a twohour dramadocumentary.

Author: Phil Scraton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781780578415

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 496

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This is the definitive, unique account of the disaster in which 96 men, women and children were killed, hundreds injured and thousands traumatised. It details the appalling treatment endured by the bereaved and survivors in the immediate aftermath, the inhumanity of the identification process and the vilification of fans in the national and international media. In 2012, Phil Scraton was primary author of the ground-breaking report published by the Hillsborough Independent Panel following its new research into thousands of documents disclosed by all agencies involved. Against a backdrop of almost three decades of persistent struggle by bereaved families and survivors, in this new edition he reflects on the Panel’s in-depth work, its revelatory findings and their unprecedented impact – an unreserved apology from the Prime Minister; new criminal investigations; the Independent Police Complaints Commission’s largest-ever inquiry; the quashing of 96 inquest verdicts; a review of all health and pathology policies. Paving the way for truth recovery and institutional accountability in other controversial cases, he details the process and considers the impact of the longest ever inquests, from the preliminary hearings to their comprehensive, devastating verdicts. Powerful, disturbing and harrowing, Hillsborough: The Truth exposes the institutional complacency that led to the unlawful killing of the 96, revealing how the interests of ordinary people are marginalised when those in authority sacrifice truth and accountability to protect their reputations.

Writing Liverpool

McGovern would later acknowledge this characteristic of some of his first scripts. ... 11 Jimmy McGovern, 'Real Reason for Close Closing', Liverpool Echo, ...

Author: Deryn Rees-Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781781386859

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Featuring interviews and essays from the likes of Alan Bleasdale, Terence Davies, Linda Grant, Roger McGough, Willy Russell, Levi Tafari and Paul Du Noyer Writing Liverpool asks if there is a distinctive Liverpool literary voice, and if so, how it can be identified. The book locates Liverpool as a city with a complex literary and cultural heritage, charting its ongoing connections and affiliations with Ireland, Wales and the US as well as the importance of its working-class culture, particularly arising from its seafaring history. The introduction considers the ways in which Liverpool which, though central because of its status as second port of Empire, by the middle of the twentieth century was very much at the margins of British culture. Chapters explore poetry, novels, drama, TV drama and film from writers as diverse as James Hanley, Malcolm Lowry, J. G. Farrell, Beryl Bainbridge, Brian Patten, Linda la Plante and Ramsey Campbell, and demonstrate the remarkable strength and depth of creative talent in the city. Writing Liverpool will be required reading for anyone interested in Liverpool.

The British Media and Bloody Sunday

'BBC at centre of row about Jimmy McGovern Army drama that suggests bullying in ranks', Daily Mail online, 22 November 2010: ...

Author: Greg McLaughlin

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783202669

Category: Political Science

Page: 170

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On Bloody Sunday, January 30, 1972, British paratroopers killed thirteen innocent men in Derry. It was one of the most controversial events in the history of the Northern Ireland conflict and also one of the most mediated. The horror was recorded in newspapers and photographs, on TV news and current affairs, and in film and TV drama. In a cross media analysis that spans a period of almost forty years up to the publication of the Saville Report in 2010, The British Media and Bloody Sunday identifies two countervailing impulses in media coverage of Bloody Sunday and its legacy: an urge in the press to rescue the image and reputation of the British Army versus a troubled conscience in TV current affairs and drama about what was done in Britain’s name. In so doing, it suggests a much more complex set of representations than a straightforward propaganda analysis might allow for – one that says less about the conflict in Ireland than it does about Britain, with its loss of empire and its crisis of national identity.

Moving Target

An Adaptation of Jimmy McGovern's Screenplay LINDSAY BELL Abstract. This essay offers an examination of the adaptation process begun after writing, ...

Author: Carole-Ann Upton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317641445

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 4

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Moving Target offers a rigorous exploration of the practice of translating for the theatre. The twelve essays in the volume span a range of work from Eastern and Western Europe, Canada and the United States. For the first time, this book draws together existing translation theory with contemporary practice to shed light on a hitherto neglected aspect of the production process. How does the theatre translator mediate between source text, performance text and target audience? What happens when theatre is transposed from one culture to another? What are the obstacles to theatre translation, and what are the opportunities? Central to the debate throughout is the role of the translator in creating not only a linguistic text but also a performance text, as the contributors repeatedly demonstrate an illuminating sensibility to the demands and potential of theatre production. Impacting upon areas of (inter)cultural theory as well as theatre studies and translation studies, the result is a startling revelation of the joys, as well as the frustrations of the dramatic art of the translator for performance.

Insider s Guide to Writing for Television

Jimmy McGovern's award-winning series The Street similarly presented an anthology of single dramas with a location and some characters in common.

Author: Julian Friedmann

Publisher: Crimson Publishing

ISBN: 9781844555611

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Do you want to write for TV? Want advice from TV industry experts on how to sell a script? Whether you understand beats and through lines or are still trying to figure out your A story from your B story, The Insider's Guide to Writing for TV supports you through the whole process of writing a television script - from working out a premise to getting your script on screen. Co-authored by a successful scriptwriter and script editor, and the co-founder of one of the UK's most prestigious scriptwriting agencies, you can be confident of definitive guidance on how to write a television script as well as the best professional advice on how to make money from scriptwriting. The television industry continues to expand and producers are always on the lookout for new writing talent. If you're an aspiring scriptwriter, you can make sure you write a winning screenplay - and get it made - with the help of The Insider's Guide to Writing for TV. Inside The Insider's Guide to Writing for TV, you'll find out: What sort of scripts producers are looking for - and which they aren't What practical things - such as production costs - need to be considered What you can - and can't - do on television. Beginning with the basics of scriptwriting and how to develop your script premise and generate story ideas, The Insider's Guide to Writing for TV gives tips from television industry experts on understanding the structure of a television script, creating believable characters and ensuring your script has a compelling storyline. Once you're happy with your television screenplay, there's essential advice on pitching your script and approaching agencies or production companies. Whether you want to write soaps, a TV drama or a sitcom, The Insider's Guide to Writing for TV is your toolkit to making sure your dream of writing for TV becomes a reality. Insider's Guides are comprehensive handbooks written by industry experts with many years of practical experience - so you can be sure you're getting unrivalled advice on how to break into the profession. Also available in the series: The Insider's Guide to Getting Your Book Published

Writing Television Drama

I also understand that if they commission a series from Jimmy McGovern and it bombs that executive can say: 'How was I to know? It's Jimmy McGovern.

Author: Nicholas Gibbs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444167610

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Break Into Writing For Television takes you from the very first line of the script through to becoming a regular writer for soaps and 'continuing dramas'. It starts with the basics of different types of script and production, and moves on to getting ideas, shaping character and dialogue, re-writing, pitching work and the practicalities of who does what in the production world, in both the UK and the US. Structured around a practical, progressive, goal-orientated approach, each chapter contains a diagnostic test, case studies, practical exercises and Aide Memoire boxes. Each chapter concludes with a reminder of the key points of the chapter (Focus Points) and a round-up of what to expect in the next (Next Step), which will whet your appetite for what's coming and how it relates to what you've just read.

Working class writing and publishing in the late twentieth century

52 Jimmy McGovern, interviewed (email) by Tom Woodin, 2001. 53 Ibid. 54 G. Gregory, 'Working class writing: breaking the long silence', English Magazine, ...

Author: Tom Woodin

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526108616

Category: History

Page: 288

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From the early 1970s, working class writing and publishing in local communities rapidly proliferated into a national movement. This book is the first full evaluation of these developments and opens up new perspectives on literature, culture, class and identity over the past 50 years.