Doctor Who isn’t given enough credit for tropes and ideas that are now seen in recent UK period dramas. This TARDIS Talk presentation from Gallifrey One 2023 explores six of the themes and their connections to recent UK television period dramas.
Gallifrey One 2020 TARDIS Talk: The Bard, The Frost Fair, and The King: Doctor Who & Black British History Narratives
Archive of my Gallifrey One 2020 TARDIS Talk. “The Shakespeare Code”, Thin Ice, and The Witchfinders have vastly different plots as historical episodes but one element unites them. While Martha, Bill, and Ryan had varied experiences, each of these episodes featured a Black companion interacting with British history.
Which UK TV genres/topics are each US streamer and network interested in? This blog post explains there’s a pattern to the licensing and co-production process.
Vera Chang broke a 40 year drought for Asian representation in UK period dramas on The Singapore Grip yet Americans can’t legally watch the miniseries.
The pandemic accelerated the existing trend of ITV moving away from big budget period dramas.
Kaia Alderson’s debut novel Sisters in Arms spotlights the African American women who fought in the 6888th Batallion.
Part 2 of this series on how UK TV airs in the US explains which US networks and streamers license or co-produce UK TV and why it takes a year for new shows to premiere.
Although fans are celebrating the renewal of Sanditon for 2 additional seasons, this joy comes at the cost of dealing with racism and the toxicity of the renewal campaign on social media.
There are so many UK TV shows and so many places in the US to watch them. Here’s how this process works.