Dr Simone Knox has participated in a three hour discussion…

Dr Simone Knox has participated in a three hour discussion about British television drama for German radio’s ‘Lange Nacht’ series. Together with Professor Andrew James Johnston from Freie Universität Berlin and Philip Olterman, the Guardian and Observer’s Berlin correspondent, she discussed the particular aesthetic and narrative characteristics as well as socio-cultural concerns of programmes including The Avengers, Upstairs, Downstairs, Doctor Who and The Thick of It. The panellists considered the different traditions of British television drama, and how these have developed within a changing broadcasting context, as well as the reasons why British television drama such as Downton Abbey appeals to foreign viewers, and how significant exportability has become to British drama production. The recording will be broadcast on Deutschlandfunk and on Deutschlandradio Kultur each over the weekend 7-8 December 2013.

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