State of play [electronic resource] : contemporary "high-end" TV drama / Robin Nelson
- Nelson, Robin, 1949-
- Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2007.
- Physical Description:
- 222 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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- Introduction : aims, scope, methods, and standpoints -- Mapping the territory, blurring the boundaries -- Distinctive product : three kinds of quality : The Sopranos, Shooting the past, Shameless -- State of play : the TV drama industry : new rules of the game -- Pushing the envelope : "edgy" TV drama, Queer as folk, Sex and the City, Carnivàle -- Techniques, technologies and cultural form -- Between global and national : 24 and Spooks, Buried and Oz -- "Quality TV" in context -- Singularity sustained : Blackpool, Casanova, State of play.
- 9780719073113 (pbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -218) and index.
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