Social Class and television audiences in the 1990s

Dalby, James R ORCID: 0000-0002-9948-3975 (2017) Social Class and television audiences in the 1990s. In: Social Class and Television Drama in Contemporary Britain. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 103-118. ISBN 9781137555052

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TV dramas produced in the 1990s – which have often been unfavourably compared with those from the so-called ‘golden age’ due to their supposedly audience pleasing and derivative focus on ratings after 1980s deregulation – still have an important part to play in studies of social class in UK TV drama. While more traditional themes of social class in programming, such as working-class perspectives and social-realist approaches, waned in the 1990s, the fact that commissioning became increasingly audience-led at this time allows an insight into some of the prevailing goals, aspirations and self-image of class-society in the post-Thatcher era.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Chapter 8
Uncontrolled Keywords: Television; social class; contemporary Britain; TV drama
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1992-1992.92 Television Broadcasts
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Creative Practice and Theory
Culture, Continuity, and Transformation
Depositing User: James Dalby
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2016 10:34
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2023 19:27

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