Serials on British Television, 1950-1994

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Scolar Press, 1996 - Reference - 332 pages
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Serials on British Television will answer many one-off questions about the over 900 serials that have appeared on British TV since 1950. It will also help research into wider trends in TV output, such as its reflection of changing social attitudes, the level of adaptations from books versus original writing for TV, tracing a producer's or an actor's career, identifying the rise or popularity of a particular genre and what TV company produced what. This book is arranged by decade with each serial listed chronologically by its first episode. Each entry gives details of title, date and timing, which TV company produced it, its availability on video, how many episodes, of what type (eg science fiction of thriller), the place and era in which it was set, who produced, directed and wrote the work, if appropriate the book title and author on which the serial was based, the cast and, lastly, a sypnosis of the plot and any interesting or special points about it.

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Contents

Index of original works
291
Index of players
306
Index of genres
331
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