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The Beiderbecke Affair

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9781844574698
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Overview

With as little plot as its creator Alan Plater could get away with and as much jazz as he could manage, the 1985 television drama The Beiderbecke Affair had a far-reaching impact, inspiring sequels, novels, albums and even jazz tours. Much like its Bix Beiderbecke-style soundtrack, Plater's quietly joyous drama was unconventional, free: its narrative following the lives and relationships of its leading characters – teachers-turned-amateur detectives Trevor Chaplin (James Bolam) and Jill Swinburne (Barbara Flynn) – with a gentle, whimsical humour.

William Gallagher's illuminating study is the first critical account of this much-loved series. Drawing on interviews with cast members and musicians, the production team and Yorkshire TV executives, as well as on insights from Plater himself, Gallagher explores Beiderbecke's origins in Plater's 1981 tv drama Get Lost! before moving on to an in-depth analysis of the series itself, to reveal why such an unassuming series remains one of the best-loved examples of British television drama.

The book also includes a previously unpublished BBC Radio 4 short story featuring the character of Jill Swinburne, 'A Brief Encounter with Richard Wagner'.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    William Gallagher
    Series:
    BFI TV Classics
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    144
    Publisher:
    British Film Institute (October 30, 2012)
    Language:
    English
    Audience:
    General/trade
    ISBN-13:
    9781844574698
    ISBN-10:
    1844574695
    Weight:
    16oz
    Dimensions:
    5" x 7" x 0.2"
    Case Pack:
    60
    File:
    Macmillan Trade-macmillan_us_academic_onix21-2016-0313-20160314.xml
    Folder:
    Macmillan Trade
    As low as:
    $21.56
    Publisher Identifier:
    P-STM
    Publisher Identifier:
    P-STM
    Discount Code:
    A
    Discount Code:
    A