Trevor Griffiths

By John Tulloch

Trevor Griffiths


  • Hardcover

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-6859-1
  • Pages: 208
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £15.99
  • Published Date: November 2011
  • BIC Category: The arts / Film, TV & radio, Film and Media, Television, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts, PERFORMING ARTS / Television / General, Biography: Arts & Entertainment
  • Series: The Television Series


Trevor Griffiths has been a critical force in British television writing for over three decades. His successes have included the series Bill Brand (1976), his adaptations of Sons and Lovers and The Cherry Orchard (1981) and his television plays, The Comedians (1979), Hope in the Year Two (1994) and Food for Ravens (1997). During his creative life he has negotiated the issues of genre, politics, identity, class, history, memory and televisual form with a sustained creativity and integrity second to none. And he has parallelled this career with one as equally as eminent in the theatre, as well as the slightly more problematic forays into film-writing for Warren Beatty's Reds and Ken Loach's Fatherland.

John Tulloch's incisive and wide-ranging volume is a perfect entry point not only for students of Griffiths' oeuvre, but also for anyone entering the discourses of television, media and cultural studies.


1. Trevor Griffiths and cultural studies: from New Left to Derrida, The Party to Oi for England and Food for Ravens
2. Between television and theory industries: from Occupations and Through the Night to Sons and Lovers and The Gulf Between Us
3. In the studio: making and receiving Trevor Griffiths' The Cherry Orchard
4. Griffiths reviewed: the print media and The Cherry Orchard, Through the Night, Bill Brand and Country
5. Griffiths' key 'political' texts: Country and Food for Ravens
6. Trevor Griffiths' television 'histories': The Last Place on Earth and Hope in the Year Two
7. Relishing conflict in an audience: Trevor Griffiths' Comedians
8. Griffiths unplugged: Such Impossibilities and March Time


John Tulloch is Professor of Media and Communication, University of Newcastle, Australia.

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