Saints and Avengers
British Adventure Series of the 1960s
By (author) James Chapman
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Saints and Avengers by James Chapman
Book DescriptionEccentric, ironic and fantastic series like The Avengers and Danger Man, with their professional secret agents, or The Saint and The Persuaders, featuring flamboyant crime-fighters, still inspire mainstream and cult followings. Saints and Avengers explores and celebrates this television genre for the first time. Saints and Avengers uses case studies to look, for example, at the adventure series' representations of national identity and the world of the sixties and seventies. Chapman also proves his central thesis: that this particular type of thriller was a historically and culturally defined generic type, with enduring appeal, as the current vogue for remaking them as big budget films attests.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781860647543
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author James Chapman
Swashbucklers, Hardback (July 2015)
Swashbucklers is the first study of one of the most popular and enduring genres in television history - the costume adventure series.
New History of British Documentary, Hardback (March 2015)
A New History of British Documentary is the first comprehensive overview of documentary production in Britain from early film to the present day. It covers both the film and television industries and demonstrates how documentary practice has adapted to changing institutional and ideological contexts.
Film and History, Hardback (October 2013)
A concise yet authoritative introduction to the use of film for historians, designed to equip students with the methods both to analyse film texts and to understand the place of film in history and culture. Chapman explores the main theoretical debates and approaches, and charts the development of film history as a discipline in its own right.
Inside the Tardis, Paperback (September 2013)» View all books by James Chapman
"Doctor Who" enjoys the distinction of being the longest-running science fiction series in the world. In this study of a television institution, the author explores the history of "Doctor Who" from its origins onwards. It also shows how the series has evolved to meet changing contexts inside the BBC and in the wider culture.
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Author Biography - James Chapman
James Chapman is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the Open University and is the author of The British at War and Licence to Thrill (both I.B.Tauris)
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