From Newcastle to Nashville: the Northern Soul of Jimmy Nail

Leggott, James (2017) From Newcastle to Nashville: the Northern Soul of Jimmy Nail. In: Social Class and Television Drama in Contemporary Britain. Palgrave, pp. 135-148. ISBN 9781137555052

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Newcastle-born Jimmy Nail became an overnight star in 1983 as a result of his striking performance as a Geordie bricklayer, Oz, in Auf Wiedersehen Pet. This chapter focuses in particular upon the television shows Spender and Crocodile Shoes which Nail produced at the height of his television fame in the early 1990s. It suggests how their nuanced articulations of regional identity and realism can be read through an auteurist recognition of Nail’s own ambivalence towards his former home and his career trajectory.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
W300 Music
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2018 18:13
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 18:17

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