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Breaking the generic mould?: Grayson Perry, Channel 4 and the production of British arts television

Noonan, Caitriona and Genders, Amy 2018. Breaking the generic mould?: Grayson Perry, Channel 4 and the production of British arts television. Critical Studies in Television 13 (1) , pp. 79-95. 10.1177/1749602017746355

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Abstract

This article examines Channel 4’s critically acclaimed series, Grayson Perry: Who Are You? (2014). Using interviews with those involved in making the series and textual analysis, we argue that the elements that contributed to the success of the series are inherently difficult to replicate due to the political economy of contemporary television production, thereby threatening the sustainability of the genre. However, while arts television rarely constitutes a commercial success in a traditional ratings sense, we outline the strategic value of the genre in contributing to Channel 4’s identity as Britain’s alternative public service broadcaster.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISSN: 1749-6020
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 22 November 2017
Date of Acceptance: 26 October 2017
Last Modified: 16 May 2018 12:01
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/106936

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