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Troy Kennedy Martin

Lez Cooke


This book provides a full-length study of the screenwriter Troy Kennedy Martin, whose work for film and television includes Z Cars, The Italian Job, Kelly's Heroes, The Sweeney, Reilly—Ace of Spies and Edge of Darkness. With a career spanning six decades, Kennedy Martin has seen the rise and fall of the television dramatist, making his debut in the era of studio-based television drama in the late 1950s. This was prior to the transition to filmed drama (for which he argued in a famous manifesto), as the television play was gradually replaced by popular series and serials, for which Kennedy Mart ... More

Keywords: screenwriter, Troy Kennedy Martin, film, television dramatist, Z Cars, Italian Job, Kelly's Heroes, Ace of Spies, Edge of Darkness, British television history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780719067020
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719067020.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lez Cooke, author