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Popular television drama : critical perspectives

Author: Jonathan Bignell; Stephen Lacey
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays that examine landmark popular television drama from the last forty years, from 'Doctor Who' to 'The Office'. Contributors focus on programmes across the range of popular  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Bignell; Stephen Lacey
ISBN: 0719069327 9780719069321 0719069335 9780719069338
OCLC Number: 57576040
Description: ix, 230 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: PART I. THE BOUNDARIES OF GENRE: THE SITCOM --
'Our usual impasse': the episodic situation comedy revisited / Barry Langford --
Remembering Butterflies: the comic art of housework / Julia Hallam --
They do 'like it up 'em': Dad's army and myths of Old England / Robin Nelson --
PART II. QUALITY AND THE 'OTHER' DRAMA --
Space for 'quality': negotiating with the Daleks / Jonathan Bignell --
This is the modern world: The prisoner, authorship and allegory / Mark Bould --
Can kinky sex be politically correct? Queer as folk and the geo-ideological inscription of gay sexuality / Peter Billingham --
'Just that kids' thing': the politics of 'Crazyspace', children's television and the case of The demon headmaster / Máire Messenger Davies --
PART III. REVISITING THE FAMILIAR --
Haunted houses, hidden rooms: women, domesticity and the female Gothic adaptation on television / Helen Wheatley --
BBC drama at the margins: the contrasting fortunes of Northern Irish, Scottish and Welsh television drama in the 1990s / Steve Blandford --
The new social realism of Clocking off / Lez Cooke --
Becoming popular: some reflections on the relationship between television and theatre / Stephen Lacey.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan Bignell and Stephen Lacey.

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