This is the first-ever critical work on Jack Rosenthal, the highly regarded British television dramatist. His career began with Coronation Street in the 1960s and he became famous for his popular sitcoms, including The Lovers and The Dustbinmen. During what is often known as the "golden age" of British television drama, Rosenthal wrote such plays as The Knowledge, The Chain, Spend, Spend, Spend and Pítang, Yang, Kipperbang, as well as the pilot for the series Londonís Burning. This study offers a close analysis of all Rosenthalís best-known works, drawing on archival material as well as interviews with his collaborators, including Jonathan Lynn and Don Black.†This book will be of interest to students and researchers in Television, Film and Cultural Studies, contemporary drama and Jewish Studies, as well as admirers of Rosenthal's work.
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