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Ancient Greece on British Television

Fiona Hobden and Amanda Wrigley


Ancient Greece has inspired television producers and captivated viewing audiences in the United Kingdom for over half a century. By examining how and why political, social and cultural narratives of Greece have been constructed through television’s distinctive audiovisual languages, and also in relation to its influential sister-medium radio, this volume explores the nature and function of these public engagements with the written and material remains of the Hellenic past. Through ten case studies drawn from feature programmes, educational broadcasts, children’s animations, theatre play produc ... More

Keywords: Broadcasting history, Mass media, Radio, Television, Children’s television, Television documentary, Audiences, British cultural history, Ancient Greece, Greek drama

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474412599
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412599.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fiona Hobden, editor
University of Liverpool

Amanda Wrigley, editor
University of Reading

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