The classic serial on television and radio
- Robert Giddings and Keith Selby.
- Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2001.
- Physical description
- xi, 241 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-228) and index.
- Acknowledgements List of Illustrations Introduction Definitions, Early History: The Classic Drama Serial The 1970s: Signs of Change The Blockbusters The Nineties: Renaissance of the Classic Serial The Pride and Prejudice Factor The Pride and Prejudice Effect: A Promising Future for the Past Boz Rides Again, and This is Where We Came In The Albatross which was Really a Phoenix Select Bibliography Index.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The classic serial, invented by BBC Radio Drama in the 1940s, survived and adapted itself to television, the arrival of colour and the global market in what has become a flood of classics with all channels competing for ratings and overseas sales. This book traces these developments and analyzes the genre's response to social, economic, technical and cultural changes, which have re-shaped it into the form we recognize. The book contains interview material with performers and media professionals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- 0333713877 (hbk.)
- 9780333713877 (hbk.)
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