Man in a Suitcase

Man in a Suitcase : Itc-Land Volume 1

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Lew Grade's pioneering ITC company created a production line of quirky new drama series for British Independent Television in the 1960s, fulfilling a vision of providing entertaining, colour film series for a global market. In the first of a proposed series of critical guides, Avengers expert Rodney Marshall and television historian Matthew Lee explore ITC's Man in a Suitcase. Their book offers new, inventive readings of all thirty episodes. Man in a Suitcase is a product of its mid-1960s context, exploring themes such as Cold War espionage and Swinging Sixties playgirls, yet most of the stories also have a timeless feel to them: political corruption, blackmail, murder, missing persons or money, art theft. Despite the private detective/bounty hunter formula, there are welcome elements of playfulness, quirkiness, surrealism and a healthy abundance of social and political critique. Man in a Suitcase cannot be simplistically labelled as 'light entertainment' given the dark subject matter and its treatment. It blurs the boundaries between television drama genres. "A product of its time and a timeless product: Man in a Suitcase will always be a conundrum." (Matthew Lee)show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 370 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20mm | 494g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514691388
  • 9781514691380
  • 1,866,166