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- First detailed analysis of BBC's television series production of Bleak House
- Highly illustrated with many production stills from the BFI National Archive Comparison between soap opera and Dickens's serials
- Detailed analysis of a classic adaptation brought into prominence in the bicentenary of Dickens's birth in 2012 leading to a possible tiein
- More generally a detailed example of the BBC's position as global brand/public service broadcaster in 2005
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- About this book
A new edition to our BFI TV Classics series, this analysis of BBC's Bleak House aims to analyze this critically acclaimed production in terms of its adaptation status, narrative organization, acting, setting and mise-en-scene, while also using it to comment on more general issues in television studies.
- About the authors
CHRISTINE GERAGHTY is Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Glasgow and Honorary Research Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is the author of Now a Major Motion Picture: Film Adaptations from Literature and Drama (2008); My Beautiful Laundrette (2004); British Cinema in the Fifties: Gender, Genre and the 'New Look' (2000); and Women and Soap Opera (1990), and editor, with David Lusted, of The Television Studies Book (1998