Drama on the box

Authored by: Lez Cooke

The Routledge Companion to British Media History

Print publication date:  September  2014
Online publication date:  September  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415537186
eBook ISBN: 9781315756202
Adobe ISBN: 9781317629474

10.4324/9781315756202.ch39

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Abstract

Since 2000 there has been a significant historical turn in television drama studies. Previously, books on British television drama were either edited collections about writers, such as George Brandt’s British Television Drama (1981) and Frank Pike’s Ah! Mischief: The Writer and Television (1982); books by people who had worked in the industry, such as Irene Shubik’s Play for Today: The Evolution of Television Drama (1975) and Shaun Sutton’s The Largest Theatre in the World: Thirty Years of Television Drama (1982); or academic volumes such as John Tulloch’s Television Drama: Agency, Audiences and Myth (1990) and Robin Nelson’s TV Drama in Transition: Forms, Values and Cultural Change (1997).

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