Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 May 2012

240 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719088117

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Jack Rosenthal

Sue Vice

Published by Manchester University Press

The Television Series MUP

  • The first critical work on the acclaimed and much-loved Jack Rosenthal's work for television, which spanned five decades
  • It covers the whole range of Rosenthal's work, from Coronation Street in the 1960s to his last play, Ready When You Are, Mr McGill, shown posthumously in 2005
  • It analyses his prize-winning Plays for Today, including Spend, Spend, Spend, about the life and times of pools-winnter Vivian Nicholson, The Evacuees and Bar Mitzvah Boy; his sitcoms The Dustbinmen and The Lovers; and award-winning favourites such as The Knowledge, The Chain and P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang
  • The book situates Rosenthal's work in its historical and televisual context, comparing his work with that of Johnny Speight, Ricky Gervais, Dennis Potter and Alan Bleasdale

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