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Alan Clarke

Alan Clarke

Dave Rolinson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068300
eISBN:
9781781702987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068300.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The British television director Alan Clarke is primarily associated with the visceral social realism of such works as his banned borstal play, Scum, and his study of football hooliganism, The Firm. ... More

The BBC's Irish troublesTelevision, conflict and Northern Ireland

The BBC's Irish troubles: Television, conflict and Northern Ireland

Robert Savage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719087332
eISBN:
9781781708804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087332.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This book explores how news and information about the conflict in Northern Ireland was disseminated through the most accessible, powerful and popular form of media: television. It focuses on the BBC ... More

Beyond RepresentationTelevision Drama and the Politics and Aesthetics of Identity

Beyond Representation: Television Drama and the Politics and Aesthetics of Identity

Geraldine Harris

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074585
eISBN:
9781781701010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074585.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This book poses the question as to whether, over the last thirty years, there have been signs of ‘progress’ or ‘progressiveness’ in the representation of ‘marginalised’ or subaltern identity ... More

Cult British TV comedyFrom Reeves and Mortimer to Psychoville

Cult British TV comedy: From Reeves and Mortimer to Psychoville

Leon Hunt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719083778
eISBN:
9781781705865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083778.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The TV debut of Vic Reeves Big Night Out on Channel 4 in 1990 is often seen as marking a turning point for British TV Comedy, ushering in what is often characterised as the ‘post-alternative’ era. ... More

Jack Rosenthal

Jack Rosenthal

Sue Vice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077043
eISBN:
9781781703144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077043.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This is a critical work on Jack Rosenthal, the highly regarded British television dramatist. His career began with Coronation Street in the 1960s and he became famous for his popular sitcoms, ... More

Jimmy McGovern

Jimmy McGovern

Steve Blandford

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719082481
eISBN:
9781781705759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082481.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This is the first book-length study of one of the most significant of all British television writers, Jimmy McGovern. The book provides comprehensive coverage of all his work for television including ... More

Paving the Empire RoadBBC Television and West Indian Immigration

Paving the Empire Road: BBC Television and West Indian Immigration

Darrell M. Newton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081675
eISBN:
9781781702840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081675.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This book provides an institutional case study of the BBC Television Service, as it undertook the responsibility of creating programmes that addressed the impact of black Britons, their attempts to ... More

Popular television in authoritarian Europe

Popular television in authoritarian Europe

Peter Goddard (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719082399
eISBN:
9781781707302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082399.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This collection brings together work on forms of popular television produced within the authoritarian regimes of Europe after World War II. Ten chapters based on new and original research examine ... More

A sense of placeRegional British television drama, 1956-82

A sense of place: Regional British television drama, 1956-82

Lez Cooke

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719086786
eISBN:
9781781706329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086786.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This pioneering study examines regional British television drama from its beginnings on the BBC and ITV in the 1950s to the arrival of Channel Four in 1982. It discusses the ways in which ... More

State of PlayContemporary 'High-end' TV Drama

State of Play: Contemporary 'High-end' TV Drama

Robin Nelson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073106
eISBN:
9781781701119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073106.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This book updates and develops the arguments of TV drama in transition (1997). It sets its analysis of the aesthetics and compositional principles of texts within a broad conceptual framework ... More

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