Fleming, N.C. (2010) Echoes of Britannia: Television Documentaries, Empire and the Critical Public Sphere. Contemporary British History, 25 (1). pp. 1-22. ISSN 1361-9462
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The BBC’s The British Empire (1972) and Channel Four’s Empire (2003) generated significant negative comment during and after their respective broadcasts. Their topic, the British Empire, was an important reason for this, but other factors, including their approach to production and marketing, public and critical expectations, and contemporary politics were also significant. Despite these similarities, an examination of the critical reactions to each series reveals how public attitudes changed in the thirty years between their broadcast, to British imperialism, public service television, and public discourse.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||television history, British Empire, professional history, Post-Imperial Britain, media|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > D History (General)|
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
|Divisions:||Academic Departments > Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts|
|Deposited By:||Neil Fleming|
|Deposited On:||02 Feb 2012 11:19|
|Last Modified:||02 Feb 2012 11:19|
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