If you are an Avengers fan like myself then you need this It s well esearched Doesn t have any great Life As We Knew It (Life As We Knew It Series Book 1) revelations but is a nice lightead The Classic British Television Drama series of books focuses on single episodes of classic television series in an effort to explore what makes that episode and its series so special Written by Rodney Marshall son of Roger who wrote fifteen scripts for The Avengers this book examines one of his father s mo. Television drama On My Potty Board Book rarelyeceives the analytical attention paid to a landmark painting sculpture play poem or film freuently marginalised as a piece of fleeting popular culture My After-School Tutor: A Sweet YA Romance (Sweet Mountain High, Year 2: A Sweet YA Romance Series Book 1) rather than ‘a lasting art form’ The disappearance of many 1950s and 1960s TV dramas – the videotape wiped ande used – seems merely to confirm its temporary status
Rshall crafts an intelligent critiue of this singular episode He certainly knows his Avengers as evidenced by the uality of this title and the several other books he has penned on the subjectThe book is printed by and is easy to Lenny's Book of Everything read and well presented but there is no text of any kind printed on its spine which is unusual andegrettable Nevertheless Rodney Marshall s book comes highly ecommended for fans of The Avengers and classic television. E in particular and the series in general emarkable The social context script characters setslocations music and direction are all focal points Classic British Television Drama CBTD opens with an exploration of The Avengers story The Hour That Never Was It takes artistic isks while visually exploring the subject of ‘two against the underworld’.
St celebrated episodes The Hour That Never Was The fourth season of The Avengers in 1964 was heralded by a move from videotape to 35mm film and episodes beginning to be set in a stylised world which Marshall dubs Avengerland whilst still maintaining their film noir menace in black whiteAnalysing the different elements of the episode the script characterisation locations music and visuals etc in particular how the episode subverts these norms Ma. He emergence of television studies has helped to uestion this mind set Innovative television drama can ival 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 episod.