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Day of Execution By Rodney Marshall et al.
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Television drama is frequently marginalised as a piece of fleeting popular culture rather than ‘a more lasting art form’. The emergence of television studies has helped to question... More > this mind-set. Innovative television drama can rival any field of the arts in terms of material worthy of critical exploration. This series of books focuses on ‘outstanding’ examples of British television dramas, centring on a single episode in an attempt to explain what makes both the episode in particular, and the series in general, remarkable. The social context, script, characters sets/locations, music, and direction are all focal points. This Classic British Television Drama (CBTD) series of books continues with an exploration of Man in a Suitcase’s episode Day of Execution. Elements of Cold War espionage, American gumshoe, British thriller and ‘Swinging’ London combine in a series which is hard to define and was, arguably, ahead of its time.< Less
'I'm Going to Shoot You, McGill!' By Rodney Marshall
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‘I’m going to shoot you, McGill!’ Thank goodness they did. Thirty times. Perhaps it is only now, a generation later, that people are finally appreciating that the vast majority of... More > those thirty episodes of Man in a Suitcase represent sparkling jewels in the ITC crown. This book offers bite-sized guides to each episode, highlighting how individual stories draw on the various aspects which give Man in a Suitcase its unique appeal: 1960s thematic concerns; guest characters/actors; fights; the suitcase and Imp leitmotifs; fashions; dance sequences; memorable sets, locations and scenes; surrealism; humour; McGill quips; whether he carries a gun or not. If you still return faithfully to your Man in a Suitcase box set whenever you fancy a bit of ‘gritty escapism’ from our modern world, then this book is for you.< Less
'I'm Going to Shoot You, McGill!' By Rodney Marshall
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‘I’m going to shoot you, McGill!’ Thank goodness they did. Thirty times. Perhaps it is only now, a generation later, that people are finally appreciating that the vast majority of... More > those thirty episodes of Man in a Suitcase represent sparkling jewels in the ITC crown. This book offers bite-sized guides to each episode, highlighting how individual stories draw on the various aspects which give Man in a Suitcase its unique appeal: 1960s thematic concerns; guest characters/actors; fights; the suitcase and Imp leitmotifs; fashions; dance sequences; memorable sets, locations and scenes; surrealism; humour; McGill quips; whether he carries a gun or not. If you still return faithfully to your Man in a Suitcase box set whenever you fancy a bit of ‘gritty escapism’ from our modern world, then this book is for you.< Less
Blurred Boundaries By Rodney Marshall
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In the mid-1980s, in Edinburgh, Ian Rankin was hatching a plot for a ‘crime thriller’ from his student digs. Knots & Crosses – like its frayed protagonist John Rebus – was... More > rough around the edges but marked a promising debut. More than thirty years later, Rankin and Rebus have a global following. The series has been both critically acclaimed and commercially popular. Detective John Rebus is anything but conventional. The same can be said of Ian Rankin’s innovative texts which take crime fiction far beyond formulaic genre, producing radical, disruptive, borderline texts. In the first ever full-length study of all twenty-two Rebus novels, Rodney Marshall argues that Rankin’s fiction continues to break new ground, blurring the boundaries between traditional detective novel and modern literature. October 2018 sixth edition: includes an exclusive eighteen page interview with Ian Rankin and a chapter on In a House of Lies, Rankin's new Rebus novel.< Less

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