drama

107, 2015

Booing and heckling at the Royal Opera House

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Danièle Sanderson, deputy head of Birmingham School of Acting, Birmingham City University.

The opening night of William Tell at the Royal Opera House on Monday received boos and heckling after Italian director Damiano Michieletto staged a rape scene with nudity. How should playwrights address hard-hitting and sensitive issues without offending audiences? Birmingham School of Acting’s Danièle […]

1106, 2015

Jordskott – Beyond ‘labs and slabs’: What fuels our appetite for serialised crime drama?

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Dr Elizabeth Yardley, Reader in Criminology at Birmingham City University

Last night I watched the first episode of Jordskott on ITV Encore with interest. The 10 part series is the latest incarnation of Nordic Noir, following the considerable success of its predecessors which include Wallander, The Killing and The Bridge. Lengthy serialised crime dramas have become […]

2308, 2013

What Remains? Not ‘Social Capital’ that’s for sure

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By Dr Liz Yardley, Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology

This Sunday sees the arrival of the BBC four-part crime drama, ‘What Remains’. The setting is a block of flats in South London. Melissa Young, the resident of the top floor flat has not been seen for two years. A body is discovered in […]

3107, 2013

Are TV dramas glorifying spree-killings?

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Professor Craig Jackson asks if real spree-killing incidents are often copied by some individuals who are inspired by news coverage, does it not stand to reason that the dramatisation of spree-killings may also have this power?

Sunday 4 August at 9pm will see Channel 4 broadcast the first episode of a four-part drama, Southcliffe, about an […]