This study is part of an international project about the characteristics of historical fiction on Spanish and Portuguese television between 2001 and 2012, a time period during which historical content on television enjoyed an important expansion in both countries. The paper follows these productions as entertainment products and memory strategies. It explores a set of key-points: the similarities and differences of historical fiction productions; polarization of different historical times, more specifically, the convergent perspectives on Franco and Salazar as the contemporary Iberian dictators.

Spain, Portugal, TV Fiction, Historical Representation, Memory
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture; Vol 2, No 3 (2013): European Television Memories; 37-44

Rueda Laffond, José Carlos, Ruiz, Carlota Coronado, Burnay, Catarina Duff, Gómez, Amparo Guerra, Pérez, Susana Díaz, & Santos, Rogério. (2013). Parallel Stories, Differentiated Histories: Exploring Fiction and Memory in Spanish and Portuguese Television. VIEW Journal, 2(3), 37–44. doi:10.18146/2213-0969.2013.jethc030