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The Resource Head of drama : the memoir of Sydney Newman, Sydney Newman ; with contributions by Graeme Burk ; and a foreword by Ted Kotcheff

Head of drama : the memoir of Sydney Newman, Sydney Newman ; with contributions by Graeme Burk ; and a foreword by Ted Kotcheff

Label
Head of drama : the memoir of Sydney Newman
Title
Head of drama
Title remainder
the memoir of Sydney Newman
Statement of responsibility
Sydney Newman ; with contributions by Graeme Burk ; and a foreword by Ted Kotcheff
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Sydney Newman, the creator of Doctor Who, presents his autobiography
  • "A major influence on the BBC and independent television in Britain in the 1960s, as well as on CBC and the National Film Board in Canada, Sydney Newman acted as head of drama at a key period in the history of television. For the first time, his comprehensive memoirs--written in the years before his death in 1997--are being made public. Born to a poor Jewish family in the tenements of Queen Street in Toronto, Newman's artistic talent got him a job at the NFB under John Grierson. He then became one of the first producers at CBC TV before heading overseas to the U. K. where he revitalized drama programming. Harold Pinter and Alun Owen were playwrights whom Newman nurtured, and their contemporary, socially conscious plays were successful, both artistically and commercially. At the BBC, overseeing a staff of 400, he developed a science fiction show that flourishes to this day: Doctor Who. Providing further context to Newman's memoir is an in-depth biographical essay by Graeme Burk, which positions Newman's legacy in the history of television, and an afterword by one of Sydney's daughters, Deirdre Newman. "--Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CaOONL
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Newman, Sydney
Dewey number
791.45092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Burk, Graeme
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  • Newman, Sydney
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Television producers and directors
  • Television producers and directors
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Motion picture producers and directors
Target audience
adult
Label
Head of drama : the memoir of Sydney Newman, Sydney Newman ; with contributions by Graeme Burk ; and a foreword by Ted Kotcheff
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
xi, 568 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781770413047
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1850930
  • 865436
Label
Head of drama : the memoir of Sydney Newman, Sydney Newman ; with contributions by Graeme Burk ; and a foreword by Ted Kotcheff
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
xi, 568 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781770413047
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1850930
  • 865436

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