Marcus Prince on Radical TV Drama

Television has often reflected prevailing political ideals, whether by condemning or supporting the established order. Beginning with the hard-left approach of the 1960s and encompassing the Thatcher television revolution, this BFI Southbank season takes an in depth look at tradition of television that has simultaneously commented on and shaped our society. Featuring screenings and detailed examinations of how radical dramatists responded to changes in the political climate from the Thatcher years to the arrival of New Labour, this season offers the viewer a comprehensive overview of the power of our nation’s television programmes.



 

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  • Do the Right Thing
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  • Psycho
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