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Title: BBC television documentary 1960-70 : a history
Author: Irwin, Mary
ISNI:       0000 0001 3587 1365
Awarding Body: Glasgow Caledonian University
Current Institution: Glasgow Caledonian University
Date of Award: 2008
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In recent years British television drama of the 1960s has been the subject of significant academic scholarship and popular retrospective interest. The British television documentary of the period is, in contrast, markedly under researched. Initial investigation suggested that while the independent television network produced two very influential documentary series in Granada's World in Action (1963-1998) and ABC/Thames This Week (1956-1992), both of which have already been the subject of academic study, it was, in the main, at the BBC that the most critically acclaimed and popularly remembered documentaries of the period were produced. Beginning by tracing the televisual climate of the late 1950s and early 1960s out of which the documentaries developed, this thesis aims to construct the first scholarly narrative history of the development of the BBC television documentary between 1960 and 1970. It examines and re evaluates some of the most significant and influential BBC television documentaries or documentary series of the period, whilst examining the lack of status afforded other particular BBC television documentaries.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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