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British Television Drama

Past, Present and Future

Editors: Bignell, J., Lacey, S. (Eds.)

  • Includes contributions from some of the key figures in British television drama, such as Tony Garnett, Phil Redmond and Andrew Davies, responsible for landmark programmes such as “Cathy Come Home”, “Brookside”, and “A Rather English Marriage”
  • Assessments by leading academic experts on British television offer detailed readings of popular programmes including “Coronation Street”, “Downton Abbey”, and “The Sarah Jane Adventures”
  • Editors' introductions set out broad frameworks in television history and methods of television analysis that animate the debates discussed in the chapters
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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.

About the authors

Jonathan Bignell, University of Reading, UK Edward Braun University of Bristol, UK Victoria Byard, University of Leicester, UK Sarah Cardwell, University of Kent, UK John Caughie, Glasgow University, UK James Chapman, University of Leicester, UK Andrew Davies, writer for television, UK David Edgar, University of Birmingham, UK Tony Garnett, film and television producer, UK Julia Hallam, University of Liverpool, UK Barry Hanson, television producer, UK Stephen Lacey, University of South Wales, UK Ben Lamb, University of South Wales, UK John McGrath, film and theatre producer, UK Madeleine Macmurraugh-Kavanagh (Davies), University of Reading, UK Alan Plater, writer for television, UK Phil Redmond, producer and screenwriter, UK Cameron Roach, Senior Commissioning Editor for Drama at BSkyB, UK Irene Shubik, television producer, UK Billy Smart, Royal Holloway University of London, UK Shaun Sutton, drama producer, UK Timothy West, stage, film and television actor, UK

Reviews

"The book not only brings academics and TV professionals together in the debate about televised drama but also provides a probing, but not over-technical introduction to the field of British Television Drama." - Christian-Martin Czypull, University of Hannover, European Journal of English Studies

"Overall this collection remains valuable reading for anyone interested in the academic and commercial analysis of television drama, with valuable new perspectives offered by the newly commissioned chapters." - Mark Fryers, University of East Anglia


Table of contents (21 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
British Television Drama
Book Subtitle
Past, Present and Future
Editors
  • J. Bignell
  • S. Lacey
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-32758-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137327581
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-32756-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-32757-4
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XII, 255
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