Play for Today: The Evolution of Television Drama
Writing from first-hand experience, the author describes the role of the producer in the making of an original television play, from the initial discussions with writers to the transmission. Irene Shubik worked on Play for Today for the BBC and was also a drama producer for ITV.
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Background of drama at the BBC
learning to be a producer
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