The Trajectory of Television Drama (Pt. 4)

4: Finding a Unique Identity, Present and Future Given that some drama programmes have held fast to such signifiers of an older aesthetic, even if their modes of production have reflected “films for television” for much longer, is there room in the modern television production environment for a more fundamental separation from the cinematic model …

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The Trajectory of Television Drama (Pt. 3)

3: Fixating on Cinema So, as far as the majority of televised drama is concerned, immediacy is now viewed as less important than slick, cinema-like production values. One of television’s unique points has been abandoned in favour of bringing a slice of cinema to the small screen. Has this adoption of the independent model been …

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The Trajectory of Television Drama (Pt. 1)

1: BBC – A First-off-the-Block Case Study Television is a strange beast. It’s not quite cinema, not quite the theatre and not quite radio, but it bears distinctive similarities with all three. This is in large part because it has evolved out of those three older media, initially as an extension of radio, with the pictorial …

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