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Bignell, Jonathan

British Television Drama

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Table of contents

1. Introduction
Jonathan Bignell, Stephen Lacey

2. Contexts
Tony Garnett

Part I. Institutions and Technologies

3. Sydney Newman and the ‘Golden Age’
Shaun Sutton

4. Television Drama Series: A Producer’s View
Irene Shubik

5. TV Drama: Then and Now
John McGrath

6. Writing Television Drama: Then and Now
Andrew Davies

7. Brookside: The Technology Backstory
Phil Redmond

8. Plot Inflation in Greater Weatherfield: Coronation Street in the 1990s
Billy Smart

9. Persuaded? The Impact of Changing Production Contexts on Three Adaptations of Persuasion
Sarah Cardwell

Part II. Formats and Genres

10. ‘The Age of Innocence’
Alan Plater

11. Playing Shops, Shopping Plays: The Effect of the Internal Market on Television Drama
David Edgar

12. ‘A Hero Mumsy’: Parenting, Power and Production Changes in The Sarah Jane Adventures
Victoria Byard

13. Downton Abbey: Reinventing the British Costume Drama
James Chapman

14. What Do Actors Do When They Act?
John Caughie

Part III. Representations

15. The 1970s: Regional Variations
Barry Hanson

16. ‘What Truth is There in this Story?’: The Dramatisation of Northern Ireland
Edward Braun

17. Moving Waterloo Road from Rochdale to Greenock: Exploring a Sense of Place in Drama Series
Cameron Roach

18. Too Secret for Words: Coded Dissent in Female-authored Wednesday Plays
Madeleine Macmurraugh-Kavanagh

19. ‘Ah! Our very own Juliet Bravo, or is it Jill Gascoine?’ Ashes to Ashes and Representations of Gender
Ben Lamb

20. Power Plays: Gender, Genre and Lynda La Plante
Julia Hallam

21. Conclusion
Jonathan Bignell, Stephen Lacey

Keywords: Social Sciences, Sociology of Culture, Film and Television Studies, Directing, Screenwriting, Genre, Film History

Editor
 
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2014
Language
en
Edition
2nd edition
Page amount
267 pages
Category
Society
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781137327581
Printed ISBN
978-1-137-32757-4

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