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    Appreciating Wallander at the BBC: producing culture and performing the glocal in the UK and Swedish Wallanders for British public service television

    McCabe, Janet (2015) Appreciating Wallander at the BBC: producing culture and performing the glocal in the UK and Swedish Wallanders for British public service television. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies 29 (5), pp. 755-768. ISSN 1030-4312.

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    Abstract

    This article explores how the different versions of Wallander, all in some ways are remakes of the original detective books written by best-selling Swedish author Henning Mankell, are collected together by the BBC into a corpus of television. The central purpose is to understand how the Nordic-based procedurals featuring the protagonist Kurt Wallander are positioned as a privileged form of culture at the BBC. Looking, in particular, at how the various performances of this titular character are made sense of in the UK public service broadcasting televisual flow and beyond, the article takes up the task of considering how the BBC uses the remakes to imagine its role as a cultural institution with public service responsibilities at a time when television is increasingly produced and consumed globally.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Arts > Film, Media and Cultural Studies
    Research Centres and Institutes: Birkbeck Interdisciplinary Research in Media and Culture (BIRMAC) (Closed)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2015 10:35
    Last Modified: 24 Jun 2020 17:42
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/13784

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