Transnational Television Drama: Special Relations and Mutual Influences between the US and the UK

Weissmann, Elke (2012) Transnational Television Drama: Special Relations and Mutual Influences between the US and the UK. Palgrave Macmillan, Abingdon and New York. ISBN 9781137283931

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Abstract

A history of American and British television drama, this book charts how the two production systems have moved closer together since the 1970s: both observe each other to drive innovation, and both continuously turn to each other to find new markets and new production partners. Although earlier collaborations exist, this increased transnationalisation of US and UK television drama has intensified since the 1970s as the increased number of channels and new technologies such as the internet and cable and satellite have led to stronger competition. Examining genres as diverse as period drama, the mini-series, the super-soaps of Dallas and Dynasty, crime drama and the recent spout of celebrated British and American quality drama, this book investigates how marketing campaigns within the press continually return these dramas into the realm of the nations they represent

Item Type: Book
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
Divisions: Media
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2013 15:40
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/5471

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