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Deryn Rees-Jones and Michael Murphy

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781846310737

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846314476

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‘I've Got a Theory about Scousers’: Jimmy McGovern and Lynda La Plante

‘I've Got a Theory about Scousers’: Jimmy McGovern and Lynda La Plante

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(p.210) 14 ‘I've Got a Theory about Scousers’: Jimmy McGovern and Lynda La Plante
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Writing Liverpool
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Philip Smith

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846314476.016

This chapter compares the work of television writers Jimmy McGovern and Lynda La Plante, both of whom gained prominence in the early eighties and helped renew mainstream television drama by engaging with genre. But where McGovern's writing bears Liverpool's imprint, La Plante's, at least superficially, is defined by its absence. The analysis includes McGovern' The Lakes (BBC, 1997–99) and La Plante's Widows (ITV, 1983).

Keywords:   television writers, television shows, Liverpool, The Lakes, Widows

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