New edition of ‘British Television Drama’ book

The second edition of British Television Drama: Past Present and Future, published this week by Palgrave Macmillan, addresses TV drama since 1960.  The new edition includes a revised chapter by acclaimed TV producer Tony Garnett reflecting on his work since Cathy Come Home in the 1960s, new chapters by Phil Redmond, the creator of Brookside and Hollyoaks, and Cameron Roach, Head of Drama Commissioning at Sky TV and former executive producer of Waterloo Road.  New academic analyses include work on Downton AbbeyThe Sarah Jane AdventuresAshes to Ashes, adaptations of Persuasion, and the changing production methods on Coronation Street. The book is co-edited by FTT’s Professor Jonathan Bignell and includes work done for the AHRC-funded project ‘Spaces of Television’