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    British television's lost 'New Wave' Moment: ITV's single drama and race

    Liarou, Eleni (2012) British television's lost 'New Wave' Moment: ITV's single drama and race. Journal of British Cinema and Television 9 (4), pp. 612-627. ISSN 1743-4521.

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    The article argues that the working-class realism of post-WWII British television single drama is neither as English nor as white as is often implied. The surviving audiovisual material and written sources (reviews, publicity material, biographies of television writers and directors) reveal ITV's dynamic role in offering a range of views and representations of Britain's black population and their multi-layered relationship with white working-class cultures. By examining this neglected history of postwar British drama, this article argues for more inclusive historiographies of British television and sheds light on the dynamism and diversity of British television culture.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Eleni Liarou
    Date Deposited: 24 May 2022 11:20
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:50


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