State of Play: Contemporary 'High-End' TV Drama

Nelson, Robin (2007) State of Play: Contemporary 'High-End' TV Drama. Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 9780719073113
Creators:Nelson, Robin

'State of Play' is a dynamic exploration of the landscape of contemporary television and the recent upsurge of quality TV drama from around the world. Taking up questions of worth, where other have avoided them, and setting his discussion of the aesthetic within a broad conceptual framework of cultural and industry analysis, Robin Nelson offers a timely appraisal of the current state of play in both commercial and academic areas of television.

As well as providing a valuable summation of current thinking, Robin Nelson offers analysis of many contemporary quality television dramas, including 'The Sopranos', 'Shooting the Past', 'Shameless', 'Sex and the City', 'Queer as Folk', 'Carnivàle', '24', 'Spooks', 'Oz', 'Buried', 'Casanova', 'Blackpool' and 'State of Play'. Contextualising these programmes within the global digital culture and the specific socio-economic and technological conditions of TV3, Robin Nelson points the community in new directions and stimulates further debate by illustrating how greater competition has the potential to produce greater quality.

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Additional Information:Library Code: 791.45 NEL ----- HBK ISBN: 978-0719073106 ----- PBK ISBN: 978-0719073113 ----- EBK ISBN: 978-1847796479
Date:November 2007
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