Drama out of a Crisis: BBC Television Drama and the Northern Ireland Troubles

Martin McLoone

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    Abstract

    An overview of BBC television drama that has portrayed aspects of the Troubles, the article defines three types of output - drama-documentaries, the single-authored drama and the serial form. Each is considered in turn and analysed in terms of approach to the underlying political crisis.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBroadcasting in a Divided Community: Seventy Years of the BBC in Northern Ireland
    EditorsMartin McLoone
    PublisherQueen's University Belfast
    Pages20-34
    ISBN (Print)085389-620-8
    Publication statusPublished - 1996

    Keywords

    • television history
    • BBC NI
    • television drama
    • the Troubles

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    McLoone, M. (1996). Drama out of a Crisis: BBC Television Drama and the Northern Ireland Troubles. In M. McLoone (Ed.), Broadcasting in a Divided Community: Seventy Years of the BBC in Northern Ireland (pp. 20-34). Queen's University Belfast.