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British Television Drama in the 1980s

British Television Drama in the 1980s


John Adams, Elizabeth Bird, George W. Brandt, Paul Clements, Jo Eliot, Vera Gottlieb, Hugh Hebert, Joost Hunningher, Albert Hunt, Andrew Lavender, Bob Millington, Geoffrey Reeves, David Rose, Richard Sparks
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  • Date Published: October 1993
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521427234

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  • This is the first book to examine an outstanding decade of British television drama. The 1980s witnessed a series of changes and innovation in television, in which a fourth channel was established, studio production largely gave way to location filming, and programmes reflected key political events. In this fascinating collection of twelve essays, the innovative programmes of the period are analysed and placed within their social and political contexts. The writers analyse programmes as di

    • Looks at well-known television programmes and television films
    • Famous actors included in discussions: John Thaw, Maggie Smith
    • Contains photographs from the programmes, informative guides for further reading, and production information
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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 1993
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521427234
    • length: 304 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of Illustrations
    Notes on the Contributors
    Foreword DAVID ROSE
    Introduction George W. Brandt
    1. Talking Heads: A Bed Among the Lentils (Alan Bennett) Albert Hunt
    2. Brookside: Damon's YTS Comes to an End (Barry Woodward) Vera Gottleib
    3. Yes, Prime Minister: The Ministerial Broadcast John Adams
    4. Inspector Morse: The Last Enemy (Peter Buckman) Richard Sparks
    5. Edge of Darkness (Troy Kennedy Martin) Andrew Lavender
    6. Boys from the Blackstuff (Alan Bleasdale) Bob Millington
    7. Tumbledown (Charles Wood) and The Falklands Play (Ian Curteis) Geoffrey Reeves
    8. Four Days in July (Mike Leigh) Paul Clements
    9. Tutti Frutti (John Byrne) Hugh Herbert
    10. The Jewel in the Crown (Paul Scott-Ken Taylor) George W. Brandt
    11. The Life and Loves of a She-Devil (Fay Weldon-Ted Whitehead) Liz Bird and Jo Eliot
    12. The Singing Detective (Dennis Potter) Joost Hunningher
    Appendix 1. Programmes on Videotape
    Appendix 2. The Independent Broadcasting Authority/Independent Television Commission Research Papers
    Select Bibliography.

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    George W. Brandt, University of Bristol


    John Adams, Elizabeth Bird, George W. Brandt, Paul Clements, Jo Eliot, Vera Gottlieb, Hugh Hebert, Joost Hunningher, Albert Hunt, Andrew Lavender, Bob Millington, Geoffrey Reeves, David Rose, Richard Sparks

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