Jim Allen : radical drama beyond 'days of hope'

Willis, A 2008, 'Jim Allen : radical drama beyond 'days of hope'' , Journal of British Cinema and Television, 5 (2) , pp. 300-317.

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Abstract

Due to a desire to establish television as a serious medium, television drama has often been seen as a forum for writers, with names such as David Mercer, Dennis Potter and Trevor Griffiths identified by critics as the driving force, or auteur, behind the works that bear their names rather than, as in much writing about film, the director. However, while this has been so, there are also many examples of writers whose contribution to television writing has been much less celebrated, often due to their close collaboration with a high-profile director who in many critics’ view remains the most influential contributor to the final piece of work. One practitioner who arguably has failed to get the critical credit he is due is Jim Allen, a writer still perhaps best known for his work with one such high-profile director, Ken Loach.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of British Cinema and Television
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1743-4521
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Depositing User: Andy Willis
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2011 15:03
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2017 21:27
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/12666

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