Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 May 2012

200 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719066290

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Tony Garnett

Stephen Lacey

Published by Manchester University Press

The Television Series MUP

  • The first book-length study of one of the most respected, influential and prolific producers working in British television
  • Charts Garnett's career from his early days as an actor to his position as executive producer and head of World Productions
  • Focuses on the ways in which Garnett has helped to define the role of the creative producer, shaping the distinctive politics and aesthetics of the drama he has produced
  • Contains detailed discussion of key plays/films and drama series, including ground-breaking dramas from the 1960s such as Up the Junction and Cathy Come Home
  • Examines Garnett's distinctive contribution to the development of a social realist aesthetic, through the documentary-inspired early single plays to the subversion of genre within popular drama series

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