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Jack Rosenthal

Sue Vice


This is a critical work on Jack Rosenthal, the highly regarded British television dramatist. His career began with Coronation Street in the 1960s and he became famous for his popular sitcoms, including The Lovers and The Dustbinmen. During what is often known as the ‘golden age’ of British television drama, Rosenthal wrote such plays as The Knowledge, The Chain, Spend, Spend, Spend and P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang, as well as the pilot for the series London's Burning. This study offers a close analysis of all his best-known works, drawing on archival material as well as interviews with his collabo ... More

Keywords: Jack Rosenthal, British television dramatist, Coronation Street, sitcoms, London's Burning, Jonathan Lynn, Don Black, permissive society, recession, Thatcherism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780719077043
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719077043.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sue Vice, author