Reconsidering the Canon: Popular British Television Drama in the 1960s and 70s (September 2003)

This was the first in a series of symposia on the subject of television history to be held at the University of Reading in 2003-2004. It was offered as an extended and wide-ranging discussion of the history of British television drama in this period, and opened up the examination of popular generic forms of fiction on television, interrogating the relationships between this programming and flagship 'serious drama'. It was also a forum in which the notions of canonicity and 'landmark television' were debated and contested.

For further information about papers given and symposium outcomes contact Jonathan Bignell.

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