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Singing detected: Blackpool and the strange case of the missing television musical dramas

Mundy, J 2006, 'Singing detected: Blackpool and the strange case of the missing television musical dramas' , Journal of British Cinema and Television, 3 (1) , pp. 59-71.

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Abstract

Acknowledging the critical acclaim that surrounds the work of Dennis Potter in televised musical dramas including Pennies From Heaven and The Singing Detective, this article argues that the 'new television language' invented by Potter has been largely ingnored by contemporary television drama. However, through a detailed examination of the 2004 BBC series Blackpool, the article argues that musical drama has the potential to produce 'good television'.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Subjects / Themes > N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Memory, Text and Place
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media > Communication, Cultural & Media Studies Research Centre
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of British Cinema and Television
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 17434521
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2007 15:42
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:54
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1500

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