The TV Detective: Voices of Dissent in Contemporary Television

The TV Detective: Voices of Dissent in Contemporary Television

by Helen Piper


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ISBN-13: 9781780762951
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 03/20/2015
Series: Popular Television Genres
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Helen Piper is Teaching Fellow in Screen Studies at the University of Bristol (UK) and has been teaching Screen Studies (specialising in television) for over a decade. Over the past few years she has developed units on television crime for the University of Bristol's undergraduate BA in Drama, and for its MA programmes in Television Studies and Cinema Studies. Helen Piper previously held a number of senior management positions within BBC Television, which have given her particular insight into the logic of commissioning and the dynamics driving mainstream programming.

Table of Contents

1. British Television Drama 1990-2010
2. Theoretical overview
3. Critical approach
4. 'Old codgers' and tired voices:
A Touch of Frost (ITV 1992-2010 ), Butterfly Collectors (Granada 1999), Lewis (ITV 2006), Wallander (BBC 2008-2010)
5. The likes of us, the likes of them: the moral ambivalence of Fitz i n Cracker (Granada 1993-2006) & Tennison in Prime Suspect (Granada 1991-2006)
6. Radical nostalgia: Gene Hunt
7. Emergent voices
8. Theoretical reflections: temporal attachments and everyday heroes.

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