Looking for a New Britain
What happened to UK cinema and TV when swinging London ended? Ths book covers the period 1975 to 1986. A carefully researched exploration of transgressive films, black cinema, the origins and impact of punk music, political films, comedy, and the rise of a new, commercial, mainstream. It describes over 100 film and TV productions in detail, together with their literary, social and musical influences during a time when profound changes shrank the size of the UK cinema industry.