Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2016

336 Pages

9.25 x 6.13 inches

ISBN: 9781784991104

Bookseller Code (06)


Cinema and radio in Britain and America, 1920-60

Jeffrey Richards

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Popular Culture MUP

  • Now available in paperback
  • The study compares the roles of cinema and radio in Britain and America during the heyday of the two media
  • Examines for the first time how cinema adapted radio shows and depicted radio, how radio adapted film scripts, and interchange of people (such as Orson Welles) as well as ideas. Looks at three character case studies and their various media incarnations: Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan and The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Concentrates on comedy and detective genres
  • Accessibly written by a leading author in the field