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Terry Nation : The Television Series - Jonathan Bignall

Terry Nation

The Television Series

Paperback Published: 16th September 2004
ISBN: 9780719065477
Number Of Pages: 240

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This is the first in-depth study of the science fiction television devised and written by Terry Nation. Terry Nation was the inventor of the Daleks and wrote other serials for 'Doctor Who'; he also wrote the BBC's 1970s post-apocalyptic drama 'Survivors' and created the space adventure series 'Blake's 7'.

Previously television science fiction in Britain has received little critical attention. This book fills that gap and places Nation's work in the context of its production. Using Terry Nation's science fiction work as a case study, the boundaries around the authorship and authority of the television writer are explored in detail. The authors make use of BBC's archival research and specially conducted interviews with television producers and other production staff, to discuss how the programmes that Terry Nation created and wrote were commissioned, produced and brought to the screen. The book makes an important contribution to the study of British television history and will be of interest to enthusiasts of Terry Nation's landmark drama series as well as students of Television Studies.

List of illustrations
Author's introduction
Biographical sketch
Collaboration at the BBC
Science fiction genre and form Nation, space and politics
Appendix: Television programmes scripted by Terry Nation
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780719065477
ISBN-10: 071906547X
Series: The Television Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 16th September 2004
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.01