Victorians on Screen: The Nineteenth Century on British Television, 1994-2005 by Iris Kleinecke-Bates

Victorians on Screen: The Nineteenth Century on British Television, 1994-2005

byIris Kleinecke-Bates

Hardcover | December 9, 2014

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Victorians on Screen investigates the representation of the Victorian age on British television from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s. Unlike most of the work on television and on representation, this book is structured around key areas of enquiry in relation to the specificity of British television, notions of authenticity and realism, and identity in relation to representation. Analysing adaptations such as The Woman in White and North and South, alongside original drama such as Murder Rooms and factual history programming such as The 1900 House and What the Victorians Did for Us, the book adopts a thematic approach to trace intertextual links across a wide range of programming.

About The Author

Iris Kleinecke-Bates is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Hull, UK. She has published on The Forsyte Saga, Bleak House, The Victorian Kitchen Garden, Flog It and daytime television. Her research interests include British television, television and intermediality, history, representations of the past, memory ...

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Title:Victorians on Screen: The Nineteenth Century on British Television, 1994-2005Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:December 9, 2014Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230363342

ISBN - 13:9780230363342

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction – Neo-Victorian Television: British Television Imagines the Nineteenth Century
2. Period Representation in Context: The Forsyte Saga on BBC and ITV
3. Victorians Fictions and Victorian Nightmares
4. Murder Rooms and Servants: Original Drama as Metadaptation
5. Real Victorians to Victorian Realities: Factual Television Programming and the Nineteenth Century
6. Conclusion - Victorian Facts, Victorian Fictions
Television Programmes and Films Cited

Editorial Reviews

"This excellent book uniquely explores the changes in visual and narrative representation of the Victorian age across different television formats. The sophisticated analyses highlight links between the cultural imagination of the past, its visual and narrative representation and social and political contexts. It will appeal to television and literary scholars, as well as those interested in the construction of myths of the past." - Ann Gray, Emerita Professor of Cultural Studies, University of Lincoln, UK