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A sense of place: Regional British television drama, 1956-82

Lez Cooke


This pioneering study examines regional British television drama from its beginnings on the BBC and ITV in the 1950s to the arrival of Channel Four in 1982. It discusses the ways in which regionalism, regional culture and regional identity have been defined historically, outlines the history of regional broadcasting in the UK, and includes two detailed case studies – of Granada Television and BBC English Regions Drama – representing contrasting examples of regional television drama production during what is often described as the ‘golden age’ of British television. The conclusion brings the st ... More

Keywords: British television drama, Regional, Granada TV, BBC English Regions Drama, Television history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780719086786
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719086786.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lez Cooke, author