Michael’s Theme

Synopsis
Using previously unbroadcast fragments from the opening and closing of several episodes in the first two series of Parkinson from the 1970s, this experimental work explores the talk-show convention of revealing the mechanisms of television-making, as well as the notion of improvisation within the ‘recorded- as-live’ TV format and within the repeated live renditions of the jazz theme tune in those earlier episodes. [8 minutes]
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2014
Subjects
Television studies
Keywords
experimental film & video; television archives; television criticism; talk shows

Online availability

URI
https://lux.org.uk/work/michaels-theme
Price
On request
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Director
Katryn Elkin

Distributor

Name

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