Series: Contemporary Landmark Television
- March 2012 · 224pages · 234x156mm
- ·Paperback - 9780708323595
- · eBook - epub - 9781783161126
- · eBook - pdf - 9780708323601
Life on Mars: From Manchester to New York is the first full account of this ground-breaking television drama, and uses textual analysis and cultural and contextual critique to explore the popular and critical success of the original UK series and the US remake.
his book offers new perspectives on the landmark drama Life on Mars, looking back at how it invokes the past, looking forwards to how it illuminates where British TV drama is going, and looking closely at how the series itself is structured. With insights from the makers of the programme as well as from academic experts, this book is essential reading for anyone concerned with what Life on Mars means for television. Professor Jonathan Bignell, Professor of Television and Film at the University of Reading.