List of dramas by decade

2010s

Doctor Who: ‘The Eleventh Hour’ (2010) (David Rolinson)
Girl, The (2012) (Neil Sinyard)
Sherlock: ‘A Study in Pink’ (2010) (David Rolinson)
This is England ’86 (2010) (Emma Sutton)
This is England ’88 (2011) (Emma Sutton)

2000s

Blackpool (2004) discussed, with comments from Peter Bowker, in report on The Singing Detective conference (David Rolinson)
Falklands Play, The (2002) discussed in piece on Falklands drama (Oliver Wake)

1990s

Ungentlemanly Act, An (1992) discussed in piece on Falklands dramas (Oliver Wake)

1980s

Black and Blue Lamp, The (1988) – see essay on police drama (David Rolinson)
Children’s Ward (1989-2000) series 1 (1989) (David Rolinson)
Contact (1985) discussed in Making Contact with Contact: from AFN Clarke to Alan Clarke (David Rolinson)
Doctor Who: Warriors’ Gate (1981) discussed in (Spaces and) Times of Television (David Rolinson)
Falklands Factor, The (1983) (Oliver Wake) Also discussed in piece on Falklands drama (Oliver Wake)
Good Companions, The (1980-81) (David Rolinson)
Live from Pebble Mill (1983) (Oliver Wake)
Middle English: ‘A Game of Soldiers’ (1983) Discussed in piece on Falklands drama (Oliver Wake)
Mimosa Boys, The (1985) Discussed in piece on Falklands drama (Oliver Wake)
Open Space: ‘Falkland Sound to Plymouth Sound’ (1984) Discussed in piece on Falklands drama (Oliver Wake)
Old Men at the Zoo, The (1983) (Ian Greaves)
Singing Detective, The (1986) – see report on 25th anniversary conference, which also contains numerous other programmes old and new (David Rolinson)
Singing Detective, The (1986) – see Potter piece (David Rolinson)
Tales Out of School (1983) (Frank Collins)
Tumbledown (1988) Discussed in piece on Falklands drama (Oliver Wake)
Unborn, The (1980) (Ian Greaves)
Very British Coup, A (1988) (John Wheatcroft)
Waiting War, The (1983) Discussed in piece on Falklands drama (Oliver Wake)

1970s

Angels Are So Few (1970) (Ian Greaves)
Brimstone and Treacle (1976) (Cat McKiernan)
84, Charing Cross Road (1975) (John Wheatcroft)
Dixon of Dock Green in the 1970s (David Rolinson)
Doctor Who: ‘The Deadly Assassin’ (1976) Coverage within Scene vs Scene feature (David Rolinson)
Evelyn (1971) (‘Mr Wolf’)
Funny Farm (1975) (David Rolinson)
Gangsters (1975) Coverage within Scene vs Scene feature (David Rolinson)
The Fishing Party (1972) (John Wheatcroft)
Follow the Yellow Brick Road (1972) – see Potter piece (David Rolinson)
Foxtrot, The (1971) (David Rolinson)
Hallelujah Handshake, The (1970) (David Rolinson)
Leeds – United! (1974): Part 1; Part 2; Part 3 (David Rolinson)
The Lie (1970) (John Wheatcroft)
Long Distance Piano Player, The (1970) (John Wheatcroft)
Play for Today Introductory Essay (David Rolinson)
Rank and File, The (1971) (John Williams)
Robin Redbreast (1970) (John Williams)
Rumpole of the Bailey (1975) (John Wheatcroft)
Sunset Across the Bay (1975) (David Rolinson)
Traitor (1971) (David Rolinson)

1960s

Conversation at Night (1969) (Oliver Wake)
Doctor Korczak and the Children (1962) (Oliver Wake)
Richard I in TV drama: Doctor Who ‘The Crusade’ (1965) and beyond (David Rolinson)
July Plot, The (1964) (Oliver Wake)
Level Seven (1966) (Oliver Wake)
Out of this World (1962) (Oliver Wake)
The ‘Appening: Parkin’s Patch (1969-70) (David Rolinson)
Stalingrad (1963) (Oliver Wake)
‘You dirty old man!’: masculinity and class in Steptoe and Son (1962-74)’ (David Rolinson)
War Game, The (1965) (David Rolinson)
Wear a Very Big Hat (1965) (Oliver Wake)

1950s

The Creature (1955) (Oliver Wake) Revised version
Dixon of Dock Green (1955-76) – see essay on police drama (David Rolinson)
Mrs Wickens in the Fall (1957) (Oliver Wake)
Underground (1958) (Oliver Wake) (forthcoming)

Essays (by our contributors) for the BFI’s Screenonline website

2010s

2000s

Crossroads: the 2000s (John Williams)
Faith (2005) (David Rolinson)
Government Inspector, The (2005) (David Rolinson)
Project, The (2002) (David Rolinson)
Second Coming, The (Oliver Wake)
Shipman (2002) (David Rolinson)

1990s

Cadfael (1994-1998) (John Williams)
Hillsborough (1996) (David Rolinson)
Shoot to Kill (1990) (David Rolinson)
Warriors (1999) (David Rolinson)

1980s

Albion Market (1985-86) (John Williams)
Big George is Dead (1987) (David Rolinson)
Country (1981) (John Williams)
Crossroads: the 1980s (John Williams)
Death of a Princess (1980) (David Rolinson)
Emmerdale Farm (1972-present): the 1980s (John Williams)
Falklands Factor, The (1983) (Oliver Wake)
Flame Trees of Thika, The (1981) (John Williams)
Fox (1980) (John Williams)
Gamekeeper, The (1980) (John Williams)
Invasion (1980) (David Rolinson)
Just Like Mohicans (1985) (David Rolinson)
Threads (1984) (David Rolinson)
Widows (1983-1985) (John Williams)

1970s

Absolute Beginners (1974) (John Williams)
Angels Are So Few (1970) (John Williams)
Ace of Wands (1970-1972) (John Williams)
All Good Men (1974) (John Williams)
Bill Brand (1976) (John Williams)
Chariot of Fire (1970) (Oliver Wake)
Comedians (1979) (John Williams)
Crossroads: the 1970s (John Williams)
Emmerdale Farm/Emmerdale (1972-present) (John Williams)
Emmerdale Farm: the 1970s (John Williams)
Hard Labour (1973) (David Rolinson)
Land of Green Ginger (1973) (David Rolinson)
Leeds United! (1974) (David Rolinson) (forthcoming)
Legion Hall Bombing, The (1978) (David Rolinson)
Mad Jack (1970) (Oliver Wake)
Out (1978) (John Williams)
Permissive Society, The (1975) (David Rolinson)
Play for Today (1970-1984) (David Rolinson)
Pobol Y Cwm (1974-present) (John Williams)
Price of Coal, The (1977) (David Rolinson)
Signalman, The (1976) (David Rolinson)
Spongers, The (1978) (David Rolinson)
Through the Night (1975) (John Williams)
To Encourage the Others (1972) (David Rolinson)

1960s

And Did Those Feet? (1965) (Oliver Wake)
Big Flame, The (1969) (Oliver Wake)
Colombe (1960) (Oliver Wake)
Coming Out Party, The (1965) (Oliver Wake)
Crossroads (1964-88; 2001-03) (John Williams)
Culloden (1964) (David Rolinson)
David Copperfield (1966) (David Rolinson)
End of Arthur’s Marriage, The (1965) (David Rolinson)
Fanatics, The (1968) (Oliver Wake)
Golden Vision, The (1968) (David Rolinson)
Lee Oswald – Assassin (1966) (Oliver Wake)
Newcomers, The (1965-69) (John Williams)
News-Benders, The (1968) (Oliver Wake)
1984 (1965) (Oliver Wake)
Special Branch (1969-1974) (John Williams)
Sword of Honour (1967) (Oliver Wake)
Tap on the Shoulder (1965) (Oliver Wake)
Three Clear Sundays (1965) (Oliver Wake)
Weavers Green (1966) (John Williams)
Wuthering Heights (1962) (Oliver Wake)

1950s

The Cold Light (1956) (Oliver Wake)
Hot Summer Night (1959) (Oliver Wake)
It is Midnight, Dr Schweitzer (1953) (Oliver Wake)
White Falcon, The (1956) (Oliver Wake)

Other films and programmes of interest

Black Jack (1979) (David Rolinson)
Red and the Blue, The (1983) (John Williams)
End of the Battle… Not the End of the War (1985) (John Williams)
View from the Woodpile, The (1989) (John Williams)
Arthur Legend, The (1991) (David Rolinson)
Nightingales (1990-1993) (David Rolinson)
Drop the Dead Donkey (1990-1998) (David Rolinson)


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