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Victorians on Screen

The Nineteenth Century on British Television, 1994–2005


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Iris Kleinecke-Bates
    Pages 1-13
  3. Iris Kleinecke-Bates
    Pages 49-102
  4. Iris Kleinecke-Bates
    Pages 201-208
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 209-233

About this book


Victorians on Screen investigates the representation of the Victorian age on British television from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s. Structured around key areas of enquiry specific to British television, it avoids a narrow focus on genre by instead taking a thematic approach and exploring notions of authenticity, realism and identity.


authenticity bibliography drama fiction genre identity knowledge realism structure television Victorian era

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of HullUK

About the authors

Iris Kleinecke-Bates is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Hull, UK. She has published on The Forsyte Saga, Bleak House, The Victorian Kitchen Garden, Flog It and daytime television. Her research interests include British television, television and intermediality, history, representations of the past, memory and nostalgia, and costume.

Bibliographic information


"This excellent book uniquely explores the changes in visual and narrative representation of the Victorian age across different television formats. The sophisticated analyses highlight links between the cultural imagination of the past, its visual and narrative representation and social and political contexts. It will appeal to television and literary scholars, as well as those interested in the construction of myths of the past." - Ann Gray, Emerita Professor of Cultural Studies, University of Lincoln, UK