“Very Nearly an Armful!”: British Post-War Comedy and the NHS
VIEW Journal , Volume 9 - Issue 18 p. 37- 54
While much has been written on post war British film and television comedy, there has been no critical focus on one of its key sub-genres – the medical comedy. This article aims to fill (at least some) of the gap in this scholarship. It chooses to focus on how several key medical comedies engaged the politics and ideological tensions of the fledgling National Health Service from the late 1950s to the 1980s. It will focus on the microcosmic representation of medical architectures and environments and consider how they provide spaces for political and ideological debate.
|television, film, history, culture, National Health Service, comedy, film, television, Britain, medical, environment, design, architecture|
|Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision|
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|VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture; Vol 9, No 18 (2020): Tele(visualizing) Health; 37 - 54|
Melia, Matt. (2020). “Very Nearly an Armful!”: British Post-War Comedy and the NHS. VIEW Journal, 9(18), 37–54. doi:10.18146/view.240