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A Second Starburst: TV Mini-Series 1999–2007

Robin Nelson

Robin Nelson is Visiting Professor at the University of London (CSSD) and Emeritus Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University where he was Professor of Theatre and Television Drama until 2010. His other publications include State of Play: contemporary “High-end” TV drama and the co-edited Mapping Intermediality in Performance. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stephen Poliakoff : On Stage and Screen

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2011

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... chapter in his career. Interview with Robin Nelson, 11 August 2010. Interview with Robin Nelson, 11 August 2010. Shooting the Past (1999) Shooting the Past (StP) gained 2.5 million viewers on its first...

Introduction

Robin Nelson

Robin Nelson is Visiting Professor at the University of London (CSSD) and Emeritus Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University where he was Professor of Theatre and Television Drama until 2010. His other publications include State of Play: contemporary “High-end” TV drama and the co-edited Mapping Intermediality in Performance. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stephen Poliakoff : On Stage and Screen

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2011

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...The aim of this book is to afford an overview, and offer a framework for critical review, of the substantial career to date of writer-director Stephen Poliakoff. It is the first book-length study in English of a major, if quizzical...

The ‘Poliakovian’ Reviewed

Robin Nelson

Robin Nelson is Visiting Professor at the University of London (CSSD) and Emeritus Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University where he was Professor of Theatre and Television Drama until 2010. His other publications include State of Play: contemporary “High-end” TV drama and the co-edited Mapping Intermediality in Performance. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stephen Poliakoff : On Stage and Screen

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2011

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... after Episode One. In interview with Robin Nelson, 11 November 2009. He takes a particular satisfaction himself in grabbing and holding an audience without resorting to the over-worn tropes of sex, or even romance, as we have...

Issue Pieces

Robin Nelson

Robin Nelson is Visiting Professor at the University of London (CSSD) and Emeritus Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University where he was Professor of Theatre and Television Drama until 2010. His other publications include State of Play: contemporary “High-end” TV drama and the co-edited Mapping Intermediality in Performance. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stephen Poliakoff : On Stage and Screen

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2011

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... in conversation with Robin Nelson and Richard Pinner at Birmingham Rep., 6 July 2010. Strawberry Fields was prescient, perhaps, not only in its treatment of ecological issues, but in glimpsing a lurch to the right in British politics....

‘Meteoric Rise’ (1970S): Urban youth on Stage and Screen

Robin Nelson

Robin Nelson is Visiting Professor at the University of London (CSSD) and Emeritus Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University where he was Professor of Theatre and Television Drama until 2010. His other publications include State of Play: contemporary “High-end” TV drama and the co-edited Mapping Intermediality in Performance. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stephen Poliakoff : On Stage and Screen

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2011

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... has been established thus far in this book, that the concerns of Bloody Kids, its style and structuring devices, are distinctively Poliakovian. Producer Barry Hanson confirmed, in a telephone interview with Robin Nelson (8 September...

Poliakoff: A Life on Stage and Screen

Robin Nelson

Robin Nelson is Visiting Professor at the University of London (CSSD) and Emeritus Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University where he was Professor of Theatre and Television Drama until 2010. His other publications include State of Play: contemporary “High-end” TV drama and the co-edited Mapping Intermediality in Performance. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stephen Poliakoff : On Stage and Screen

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2011

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... remembers the library and its staff with enthusiastic affection and wants me to pass on best wishes. In an interview with Robin Nelson at the offices of Talkback Thames, Newman Street, London, 11 November 2009....

Developing a Dramaturgy: Finding a Framework for Critical Review

Robin Nelson

Robin Nelson is Visiting Professor at the University of London (CSSD) and Emeritus Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University where he was Professor of Theatre and Television Drama until 2010. His other publications include State of Play: contemporary “High-end” TV drama and the co-edited Mapping Intermediality in Performance. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stephen Poliakoff : On Stage and Screen

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2011

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... if nothing else, he feels he missed out on the fun of university in the late 1960s which his older brother had enjoyed. Acknowledged in interview with Robin Nelson, 22 November 2010. Another factor which left...

Medium Boundaries: Feature Films and Films for Television

Robin Nelson

Robin Nelson is Visiting Professor at the University of London (CSSD) and Emeritus Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University where he was Professor of Theatre and Television Drama until 2010. His other publications include State of Play: contemporary “High-end” TV drama and the co-edited Mapping Intermediality in Performance. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stephen Poliakoff : On Stage and Screen

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2011

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... of kids’. Telephone interview with Robin Nelson, 7 September 2010. Uncharacteristically James Fox plays a northern lower-middle-class father with some credibility and an acceptable, if imprecise, accent....

Quirky Strong Women

Robin Nelson

Robin Nelson is Visiting Professor at the University of London (CSSD) and Emeritus Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University where he was Professor of Theatre and Television Drama until 2010. His other publications include State of Play: contemporary “High-end” TV drama and the co-edited Mapping Intermediality in Performance. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stephen Poliakoff : On Stage and Screen

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2011

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... at the cusp of an historical fault-line, unable to go back, nor able fully to cross it. Where a more heritage approach to period dramas is taken (see Nelson 1997), nothing is allowed to puncture the illusion of a time when everybody...

Histories/Memories

Robin Nelson

Robin Nelson is Visiting Professor at the University of London (CSSD) and Emeritus Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University where he was Professor of Theatre and Television Drama until 2010. His other publications include State of Play: contemporary “High-end” TV drama and the co-edited Mapping Intermediality in Performance. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stephen Poliakoff : On Stage and Screen

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2011

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...In one sense, all Stephen Poliakoff’s plays – even those explicitly set in ‘the present’ – might be considered ‘history plays’ since they are all at least in part concerned with socio-cultural trends. Thus plays which address cultural...