Jimmy Perry and David Croft

Jimmy Perry and David Croft

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This book explores the collaborative sitcoms of two of British televisiona€™s most well-known comedy writers. Written over a period of twenty-five years, the four series a€˜Dada€™s Armya€™, a€˜It Aina€™t Half Hot, Muma€™, a€˜Hi-de-Hi!a€™ and a€˜You Rang Ma€™Lord?a€™ have endured as much-loved and often-repeated classics.The book explores the themes of Perry and Crofta€™s writing in terms of their own biography, and as articulations of British cultural and televisual history. Focusing on issues central to the concept of identity in British culture, class, gender, sexuality and race and analysing individual episodes and scenes in the four series, a€˜Jimmy Perry and David Crofta€™ evaluates the contributions made by these two writers to the genre of situation comedy, and locates the programmes in the immediate contexts of their production.Including new interview material from David Croft, this book will be invaluable to students and lecturers of television studies and cultural studies.... claims that he never missed either a rehearsal or a transmission of Steptoe and Son, and the education that this experience gave him is clearly evident in his own later work. ... It was during Beggar My Neighbour (1966-68) that Croft met Jimmy Perry, casting him in one episode as the ... (1995-97) was written with Richard Spendlove.43 David Croft was given the Writersa#39; Guild of Great Britain Award for anbsp;...

Title:Jimmy Perry and David Croft
Author:Simon Morgan-Russell
Publisher:Manchester University Press - 2004


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