The Legacy: Gothic Influence on Television

  • Barry Forshaw
Part of the The Palgrave Gothic Series book series (PAGO)


The history of the many celebrated British television adaptations of Gothic material, such as Jonathan Miller’s Whistle and I’ll Come to You and the long-running Ghost Story for Christmas strand on BBC TV, is a prestigious one. Other fondly remembered dramas include the popular adaptations of Charles Dickens’ ghost stories and stand-alone single plays, such as Nigel Kneale’s genre-stretching The Stone Tape. Kneale’s significant influence on many of his successors continues to this day with the revived Doctor Who, which routinely rewrites and recycles his Gothic and science-fiction tropes.


Forced Marriage Dark Channel Popular Adaptation Black Humour Horror Film 
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