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British television drama : a history

Author: Lez Cooke
Publisher: London : BFI Pub., 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book illuminates the varied history of British television drama in one volume for the first time--from its beginnings on the BBC in the '30s and '40s to its position at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Lez Cooke examines the significant developments during these sixty years of television including: live TV drama before the '60s such as the legendary Nineteen Eighty-Four, the important shift to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cooke, Lez.
British television drama.
London : BFI Pub., 2003
(OCoLC)606987293
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lez Cooke
ISBN: 0851708846 9780851708843 0851708854 9780851708850
OCLC Number: 52618291
Description: 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Early Development of Television Drama, 1936-54 --
2. Popular Drama and Social Realism, 1955-61 --
3. British Television Drama Comes of Age, 1962-9 --
4. History, Realism and Ideology, 1970-9 --
5. Television Drama and Thatcherism, 1979-90 --
6. Reinventing Television Drama, 1991-2002 --
Conclusion: British Television Drama Today.
Responsibility: Lez Cooke.
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This work discusses the varied history of British television drama from its beginnings on the BBC in the 1930s and 40s to its position at the beginning of the 21st century and the multi-channel  Read more...

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