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Civilisation

BFI TV Classics

By (author) Jonathan Conlin
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom
Imprint: BFI Publishing
Published: 19th Feb 2009
Dimensions: w 132mm h 189mm d 17mm
Weight: 285g
ISBN-10: 1844572706
ISBN-13: 9781844572700
Barcode No: 9781844572700
Synopsis
Kenneth Clark's Civilisation (1969), was a landmark documentary series, pioneering the 'presenter as hero' model. Jonathan Conlin draws on interviews with the original crew and archival research to reveal a series that combined scepticism towards traditional ideas of progress with an inclusive approach to its audience.

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'The first of a new genre - a fascinating assessment of a television series made soon enough to record the intentions and experiences of its makers yet distant enough to assess its place in cultural history.' - Sir David Attenborough 'Jonathan Conlin's succinct and elegant monograph describes the phenomenon in both width and depth...a fascinating account of the series' intellectual background.' - Rupert Christiansen, The Spectator