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A small screen alternative to stone and bronze : The Great War series and British television


Hanna, Emma


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Abstract This article examines the first major British television series about the First World War, The Great War (BBC, 1964), in terms of its cultural, historical and aesthetic significance. As a central component of the BBC`s 50th anniversary commemorative programme to mark the outbreak of war, the series was a major media event -a small-screen memorial cast in sounds and images instead of stone and bronze. This article looks at how the British television audience responded to this form of on-screen commemoration. Material for this article was derived from the series' extensive production records housed in the BBC Written Archives Centre at Caversham, Berkshire. This was supplemented by, among other sources, material from interviews and correspondence with several surviving members of the production team. This allows a broader understanding of the motivations of those involved in the production of a groundbreaking historical series, while acknowledging the wide-ranging nature of its audience.
Klassifikation Rundfunk, Telekommunikation; Wirkungsforschung, Rezipientenforschung
Freie Schlagwörter commemoration; culture; First World War; remembrance; representation; television;
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2007
Seitenangabe S. 89-111
Zeitschriftentitel European Journal of Cultural Studies, 10 (2007) 1
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1367549407072972
Status Postprint; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)