A Broken Tradition: British Telefantasy and Children's Television in the 1980s and 1990s

@article{Peirse2010ABT,
  title={A Broken Tradition: British Telefantasy and Children's Television in the 1980s and 1990s},
  author={Alison Peirse},
  journal={Visual Culture in Britain},
  year={2010},
  volume={11},
  pages={109 - 124}
}
  • A. Peirse
  • Published 10 February 2010
  • Art
  • Visual Culture in Britain
This article examines a hitherto unexplored area of British television history: the relationship between telefantasy (a term that encompasses fantasy, science fiction and horror on television) and British television drama for children during the 1980s and early 1990s. It suggests that British telefantasy can be conceptualized as a broken tradition, with peaks marked not only in the family- and adult-orientated productions of the 1970s and late 1990s, but in children's drama from the mid-1980s… 
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