Wolf Hall is based on historical events – but its producers don’t claim to be telling a true story.
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Historical representation is far more complex than merely providing the facts – which is why debate continues to rage about the authenticity of popular televised historical dramas such as Game of Thrones and Banished.
The latest season of Orange is the New Black is currently screening on Showcase – but do female showrunners get treated in the same way as their male counterparts?
There's more prestige than ever on our screens – but there's also gender problem both in terms of the reception of female-centred shows – and the treatment of female creator-showrunners.
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The prominence given to questions of motherhood in the seventh and final season of Mad Men suggests debate on that issue will continue for years to come. Warning: this article contains spoilers.
Classic combination: brains, beauty and brawn.
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The actor always said that John Steed was a slightly exaggerated version of himself.
Watching the footy could be in for a change with point-of-view crowd shots and 360 degree vision.
How you watch the footy could be about to change if Australian sports can embrace the new technologies that online broadcasting can offer.
The oil fields of Lost Hills, California.
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The Appalachia of the West's gritty landscape is an ideal setting for the popular series' second season.
If you’re a screenwriter, it’s Hollywood or bust.
Success as a screenwriter takes as much tenacity as talent.
The government is attempting to push community television off air and online.
Community TV in Australia is under threat because of plans to hand over extra broadcast spectrum to the commercial networks. But they don't even need that spectrum to test any new technologies.
Just you wait.
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There's much more to the naked male bodies of these programmes than the simple titillation that meets the eye.
Kenneth Branagh stars as the much-loved detective Wallander in the British TV adaptation of Henning Mankell’s crime novels.
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Nordic Noir fans are currently indulging in a prolonged festival of Scandinavian culture. The SBS and the ABC are both broadcasting Wallander, the Swedish and British television series based on crime novelist…
Television is not like it used to be, but it’s difficult to find accurate data on how it’s changing.
With free-to-air, pay TV, catch-up services and video-on-demand, television is changing in Australia, and the viewership metrics are struggling to keep up.
Why do people complain so much about ‘low-brow’ shows – yet still watch them?
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How do those who watch low-brow television shows rationalize their behavior? We found out.
Right now, do we need light jokes about slightly potty old Blighty?
Miranda Tapsell used her speech at the Logies to issue a challenge to producers to reflect the diversity of Australia on our TV screens.
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When Miranda Tapsell called for more diversity in Australian television in her Logies speech, she hit the nail on the head. It's time for Australian producers to take colour-blind casting seriously.
Struggle Street was no more voyeuristic than any reality TV show of the last two decades.
The producers of this series are doing what public service media are tasked to do – making the marginal visible, including the excluded, putting poverty on the public agenda.
How would you feel about Frank Underwood as your next Prime Minister?
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Fictional politicians may have spoilt the party for the real ones -- they're much more charismatic, dramatic and funny. What would happen if seven of the best competed?
Poverty porn produces abjectifying images of the poor for privileged gratification.
The more privileged of us swear, fart and take drugs, just like the less privileged portrayed in the SBS show Struggle Street. But they don’t have exploitive documentaries being made about them.
The Way Ahead Task Force in action.
W1A has got funnier but the bad news is that the better W1A gets, the worse the BBC looks.
Winter is coming … but you might not be toasting marshmallows.
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With four episodes leaked before the launch of the current Game of Thrones season, illegal downloaders face a quandary: binge now, or hang on and enjoy the weekly water-cooler chats at work.
Matthew McConaughey as Rust Cohle and Woody Harrelson as Martin Hart in True Detective.
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Narrative power is produced through sophisticated storytelling, as evidenced by Breaking Bad, House of Cards, The Wire, Mad Men and many others.