Life on Mars

From Manchester to New York

Author(s) Stephen Lacey, Ruth McElroy

Language: English

Genre(s): Media, Film and Theatre

Series: Contemporary Landmark Television

  • March 2012 · 224 pages ·234x156mm

  • · Paperback - 9780708323595
  • · eBook - pdf - 9780708323601
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783161126

About The Book

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.

About the Author(s)

Author(s): Ruth McElroy

Ruth McElroy is co-director of the Centre for Gender Studies in Wales and is a steering group member of the Centre for the Study of Media and Culture in Small Nations.

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