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The Intimate Screen: Early British Television Drama

Jason Jacobs


This book explores the formative period of British television drama, concentrating on the years 1936–55. It examines the continuities and changes of early television drama, and the impact this had upon the subsequent ‘golden age’. In particular, it questions the caricature of early television drama as ‘photographed stage plays’ and argues that early television pioneers in fact produced a diverse range of innovative drama productions, using a wide range of techniques. It also explores the often competing definitions about the form and aesthetics of early television drama both inside and outside ... More

Keywords: television drama, ‘golden age’, caricature, techniques, aesthetics, BBC

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198742340
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742340.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jason Jacobs, author