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State of PlayContemporary 'High-end' TV Drama$
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Robin Nelson

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780719073106

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719073106.001.0001

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Mapping the territory; blurring the boundaries

Mapping the territory; blurring the boundaries

(p.7) 1 Mapping the territory; blurring the boundaries
State of Play

Robin Nelson

Manchester University Press

This chapter articulates different aspects of the force-field impacting on current TV drama provision. It considers that new accounts of the pleasures of television are required in respect of the specificity of the medium, introducing the key factors in the force-field of both the production of contemporary TV drama and the relevant core debates in critical analysis of the television medium and its dramatic forms. Whilst recognising the impact of visual style, attention is paid to narrative forms as well as aspects of drama, as traditionally conceived. The emphasis is on the Anglo-American axis, but the broad context of contemporary television production is recognised to be globalising in tendency. One of the tensions at the heart of the discussion, however, is that audiences worldwide are known to prefer local product, given the choice.

Keywords:   force-field impacting, TV drama provision, production of contemporary TV drama, dramatic forms, Anglo-American axis

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