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A Take on British TV Drama : Stories from the Golden Years - Christopher Neame

A Take on British TV Drama

Stories from the Golden Years

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After a successful career in movies, most notably Hammer films of the 1960s and 70s, writer/producer Christopher Neame applied his talents to several quality programs for British television. Faced with ever-tightening financial constraints and often ludicrous situations, Neame and his colleagues nevertheless managed to produce a handful of gems.
With a lighthearted perspective, Neame recounts the challenges and rewards of working on such memorable productions as Danger U.X.B., The Knowledge, Q.E.D., The Irish R.M., Monsignor Quixote, and The Flame Trees of Thika. He also recalls on-the-set experiences with, among others, actors Anthony Andrews, Alec Guinness, Nigel Hawthorne, Leo McKern, Hayley Mills, and Sam Waterson, as well as author Graham Greene.

After a successful career in movies, most notably Hammer horror films of the 1960s-70s, writer/producer Neame applied his talents to several quality programs for British television. He recounts the challenges and rewards of working on popular programs, and recalls on-the-set experiences with notable actors, including Alec Guinness and Hayley Mills. B&w behind-the-scenes photos are included.... * Reference and Research Book News *
After a successful career in movies, most notably Hammer horror films of the 1960s-70s, writer/producer Neame applied his talents to several quality programs for British television. He recounts the challenges and rewards of working on popular programs, and recalls on-the-set experiences with notable actors, including Alec Guinness and Hayley Mills. B&w behind-the-scenes photos are included. * Reference and Research Book News *

Foreword
Lateral thinkingp. 1
A farm in Africap. 21
Quite easily donep. 55
Blarneyp. 75
Tilting at windmillsp. 83
Nobody ordered blizzards!p. 105
A rose among the thornsp. 117
Kiwifruit and sauerkrautp. 127
"Cut!"p. 141
Afterwordp. 145
Christopher Neame's films and series for televisionp. 147
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ISBN: 9780810850125
ISBN-10: 0810850125
Series: The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 174
Published: 23rd August 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 17.8  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.41