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British Television Drama

Past, Present and Future


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British Television Drama by Jonathan Bignell

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A collection of essays by leading media professionals and academics, which debates the past, present and future of British television drama. Writers, producers and television executives reflect on the changing face of TV drama, and academics present case studies on critical approaches, general topics and specific programmes. Contextualized by editors' introductions to each section, this collection aims to inspire debate and reappraisal of this formative aspect of television.

Author Biography

JONATHAN BIGNELL is Senior Lecturer in Media Arts at Royal Holloway College, University of London. He has written Media Semiotics: An Introduction (1997) editing Writing and Cinema (1999) and recently written Postmodern Media Culture (2000). He was joint Project Director (with Stephen Lacey) of 'The BBC Wednesday Play and Post-War British Drama', an Arts and Humanities Research Board institutional fellowship. - STEPHEN LACEY is Lecturer in Drama, Department of Film and Drama at the University of Reading. He is the author of British Realist Theatre: the New Wave in its Context, 1956-65 (1995) and of articles on contemporary British theatre and television. He was joint Project Director (with Jonathan Bignell) of 'The BBC Wednesday Play and Post-War British Drama', an Arts and Humanities Research Board institutional fellowship. - MADELEINE MACMURRAUGH-KAVANAGH is Lecturer in English and Film and Drama at the University of Reading and was the Institutional Fellow researching on the Arts and Humanities Research Board project 'The BBC Wednesday Play and Post-War British Drama'. She is the author of Peter Schaffer: Theatre and Drama.
Release date NZ
October 31st, 2000
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
XI, 200 p.
Palgrave Macmillan
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