Docudrama on European Television: A Selective Survey

Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann (Editor), Derek Paget (Editor)

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This book explores docudrama as a creative response to troubled times. With generic characteristics formed via traditions in theatre as well as film, and with claims to fact underscored by investigative journalism, television docudrama examines key events and personalities in unfolding national histories. Post-Fall of the Berlin Wall, docudrama has become a means for nations to work through traumatic experiences both within national borders and Europe-wide. In this regard, it is an important genre for television networks as they attempt to make sense of complex current events. These authors offer a template for further study, and point towards ways in which European television cultures beyond those discussed here might be considered in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan UK; Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Number of pages285
Edition1st ed. 2016
ISBN (Electronic)1137499796, 9781137499783
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NamePalgrave European Film and Media Studies
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan UK; Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
ISSN (Electronic)2634-615X


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