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Drama-documentary and British Television: A Quest for Legitimacy

Abstract : One of the main assets of docudrama is its fictional dimension, even though it retains much of the aesthetics of the documentary. Its hybrid nature - which detractors would go as far as calling mongrel - actually makes it extremely original and valuable. Thanks to docudramas, British TV viewers have been kept informed on the state of the Nation: the dire conditions of the poor was aptly dramatised by Ken Loach's Cathy Come Home, while Peter Kosminsky's Warriors partly reassessed the role of Great-Britain on the international scene. Docudramas have explored new territories from both topical and aesthetic points of view and opened up new perspectives.
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Contributor : Georges Fournier <>
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Fournier Georges. Drama-documentary and British Television: A Quest for Legitimacy. Cahiers de la Maison de la Recherche en Sciences Humaines, 2008, pp.10. ⟨halshs-00937151⟩

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