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Television Drama: Realism, Modernism, and British Culture

John Caughie


This book offers an account of British television drama from its origins in live studio drama in the prewar and immediate postwar years, through the Golden Age of the single play in the 1960s and 1970s, to its convergence with an emerging British art cinema in the 1990s. It relates the development of television drama to movements which were going on within the culture. In particular, it is concerned with a series of arguments and debates about politics and form which centred around issues of immediacy and naturalism, realism and modernism in public culture. The book addresses contemporary tele ... More

Keywords: television drama, British television, art cinema, public culture, naturalism, realism, modernism, contemporary television, adaptation, television film

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198742197
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742197.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Caughie, author
University of Glasgow