Recent and Forthcoming

Hannah Andrews (2021): Biographical Television Drama. Palgrave Macmillan.

Andrews, Hannah. (2021): Angelo Restivo, Breaking Bad and Cinematic Television. In: Critical Studies in Television, 16 (1): p. 69-71

Perelandra Beedles (2021) ‘The Gendered Practice of the TV Opt Out’ in Liddy, S and O’Brien, A (eds) Media Work, Mothers and Motherhood-Negotiating the International Audio-Visual Industry . Routledge 

Mills, Brett (2021) ‘Chornobyl, Chernobyl, and Anthropocentric Storytelling’, Series: International Journal of TV Serial Narratives 7:1.

Mills, Brett (2021) ‘Liveness and the Live Episode in Television Comedy’ in Jonathan Cohn, Jennifer Porst and Phil Scepanski (eds) Very Special Episodes: Event Television and Social Change, New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, pp. 174-185.

Mills, Brett (2021) ‘Comedy Form’ in Louise Peacock (ed) A Cultural History of Comedy – Volume 6, The Modern Age, London: Bloomsbury, 23-41.

Mills, Brett (2022). “The Popular Entertainment Side of Broadcasting Should Receive Much More Attention”: The BBC, Comedy, and Nation-Building at Home and Abroad. Critical Studies in Television, 17(4). (Accessed 15 September 2022).

Elke Weissmann (2021): ‘Imagining the Welsh Nation in a Post-patriarchal, Post-national World: Y Gwyll/ Hinterland and the Re-construction of Trans/National Masculinity’. NORMA: International Journal of Masculinity Studies.

Elke Weissmann (2021) ‘Who’s Nostalgia? Differentiation in German television’s audience address’ in Journal of Popular Television, Vol 9 (3).

Elke Weissmann and Belinda Tyrrell (2022) Community-led Television, Local Voice and Climate Action: Report for Liverpool City Council and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority — Edge Hill University (accessed 15 September 2022).

Andrea Wright (2022) ‘Of Gods, Monsters and Men: Science, Faith, the Law, and the Contested Body and Mind in The Frankenstein Chronicles (2015-) and The Alienist (2018-)’. In J. Leggott, J.A. Taddeo and Byrne, K (eds.) Diagnosing History: Medicine in Television Costume Dramas. Manchester University Press.

Past Publications


Andrews, Hannah. (2020): Drag celebrity impersonation as queer caricature in The Snatch Game. In: Celebrity Studies. 11, 4, p. 417-430

Mills, Brett (2020) ‘Comedy Form’ in Louise Peacock (ed) A Cultural History of Comedy – Volume 6, The Modern Age, London: Bloomsbury.

Mills, Brett (2020) ‘The Parrot, the Albatross, and the Cat: Animals and Comedy in Monty Python’ in Kate Egan and Jeffrey Weinstock (eds) And Now For Something Completely Different: Critical Approaches to Monty Python, London: Routledge, 141-54.

Weissmann, Elke (2020): ‘Provocation II: Not Another Article on The Wire: How Hierarchies of Gender Undermine TV Scholarship and Lead to Abuse’, in Critical Studies in Television, Vol. 15 (4): 399-408.


Andrews, H. (2019) Distorted Recognition: the pleasures and uses of televisual historical caricature. In: Screen. 60 (2), p. 280-297.

Parkinson, Claire (2019):  Animals, Anthropomorphism and Mediated Encounters. London, New York: Routledge. 

Weissmann, Elke (2019): Popular Crime and Populist Investigation: The CSI Franchise and Multimedia Participation. In: Crime and Detection in Contemporary Culture. Vránová, M., Vernyik, Z. & Levente Palatinus, D. (eds.). Szeged, Hungary: Americana Books, p. 122-142


Andrews, H. (2018): ‘Real people’s lives rarely fall into a three-act structure’: Writing biographical drama for British television. In: Journal of Screenwriting. 9 (1), p. 41-56.

Mills, Brett (2018) ‘Everything for Someone: For an Inclusive Definition of Public Service Broadcasting’ in Des Freedman and Vana Goblot (eds) A Future for Public Service Television, London: Goldsmiths Press, 161-4.

Mills, Brett (2018) ‘Will and Grace’ in Douglas Howard, David Lavery and David Bianculli (eds) The Finale: Considering the Ends of Television Series, Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 439-44.

Mills, Brett (2018) ‘Comedy and the Nation in The Trip’ in Nick Marx and Matt Sienkiewicz (eds) The Comedy Studies Reader, Austin: University of Texas Press, pp unknown.

Mills, Brett and Rimmer, Mark (2017) ‘Pure and Simple: Comedy and Music in Car Share’ in Liz Giuffre and Phil Hayward (eds) Music in Television Comedy: Notes on Laughs, London: Routledge, 170-85.

Pateman, Matthew (2018): Joss Whedon, The Television Series, Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Weissmann, Elke (2018): Local, National, Transnational: Y Gwyll/Hinterland as Crime of/for all Places. In: European Television Crime Drama and Beyond. Turnbull, S., Peacock, S. & Hansen, K. T. (eds.). London: Palgrave, p. 119-137.

Wright, Andrea (2018): Traditions, Festivities and Finales: The Changing Role and Reception of the Downton Abbey Christmas Special. In: Journal of Popular Television. 6 (1), p. 85-103.


Andrews, H. (2017): From unwilling celebrity to authored icon: reading Amy (Kapadia, 2015). In: Celebrity Studies. 8 (2), p. 351-354.

Andrews, Hannah (2017): ‘Imagined Lives, Invented Communities: The Biopic and American National Identity’. In: Adaptation. p. 382-385.

Research outputContribution to journal › Review article

Andrews, Hannah (2017): Milly Williamson, Celebrity: Capitalism and the Making of Fame Book Review. In: Critical Studies in Television, 12 (4), p. 449-450.

Andrews, H. (2017): Women We Loved: Paradoxes of public and private in the biographical television drama. In: Critical Studies in Television. 12 (1), p. 63-78.

Mills, Brett (2017) Animals on Television: The Cultural Making of the Non-Human, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Mills, Brett with Horton, Erica (2017) Creativity in the British Television Comedy Industry, London: Routledge.

Weissmann, Elke (2017): Watching CSI: a study of British audiences watching Channel 5 and Five USA. In: Critical Studies in Television. 12 (2), p. 174-190


Andrews, H. (2016): BBC Four biopics: Lessons in Trashy Respectability. In: Journal of British Cinema and Television. 13, 3, p. 409-429

Andrews, H. (2016): ‘No-nonsense-two-up-two-down-by-gum-you-daft-ha’poth-Northerness’: Jane Horrocks, Gracie Fields and performing generic Northernness. In: Journal of Popular Television, 4(2): p. 225-238.

Mills, Brett (2016) ‘Make Me Laugh: Creativity in the British Television Comedy Industry’, Humor: International Journal of Humor Research, 29 (2) 157-74.

Mills, Brett (2016) ‘“If This Was a Human…”: Pets, Vets and Medicine on Television’, Critical Studies in Television, 11 (2) 244-56.

Mills, Brett (2016) ‘A Special Freedom’ in Chiara Bucaria and Luca Barra (eds) Taboo Comedy: Television and Controversial Humour, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 209-26.

Mills, Brett (2016) ‘“Out There, in the World”: Representations of the Zoo and Other Spaces in the Madagascar Trilogy’ in Michael Lawrence and Karen Lury (eds) The Zoo: Images of Exhibition and Encounter, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 137-52.

Mills, Brett (2016) ‘Old Jokes: One Foot in the Grave, Comedy and Age’ in Jürgen Kamm and Birgit Neumann (eds) British Television Comedy: Cultural Concepts and Contexts, London: Routledge, 265-80.

Molloy, C. (2016): Animal Cruelty and Reality Television: A Critical Review. In:  Animal Cruelty: A multidisciplinary approach to understanding. Second edition. Brewster, M. P. & Reyes, C. L. (eds.). Carolina Academic Press, p. 379-395

Geraghty, C., Weissmann, E., Jermyn, D., Lad, M., Gorton, K., McCourt, M. & Kies, B.(2016) Women, Soap Opera, and New Generations of Feminists. In: Critical Studies in Television. 11 (3), p. 365-384

Weissmann, E. (2016) Women, Television and Feelings: Theorising Emotional Difference in Gender in SouthLAnd and Mad Men. In: Emotions in Contemporary TV Series. Garcia, A. N. (ed.). Basingstoke, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 87-101


Mills, Brett and Ralph, Sarah (2015) ‘“I Think Women are Possibly Judged More Harshly with Comedy”: Women and British Television Comedy Production’, Critical Studies in Television, 10 (2) 102-17.

Mills, Brett (2015) ‘Towards a Theory of Documentary Representation for Animals’, Screen, 56 (1) 102-7.

Mills, Brett (2015) ‘“Shoved Online”: BBC Three, British Television and the Marginalisation of Young Adult Audiences’ in Einar Thorsen, Heather Savigny, Jenny Alexander and Daniel Jackson (eds) Media, Margins and Popular Culture, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 219-31.

Mills, Brett (2015) ‘The Panel Show’ and ‘Natural History Programming’ in Glen Creeber (ed) The Television Genre Book, 3rd edition, London: British Film Institute, 109-11 and 154-5.

Mills, Brett (2015) ‘The Television Sitcom’ in Martin Conboy and John Steel (eds) The Routledge Companion to British Media History, London: Routledge, 451-9.


Andrews, H. (2014):  Television and British Cinema: Convergence and Divergence since 1990. London, New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 

Andrews, H. (2014): ‘More than a Television Channel’: Channel 4, FilmFour and a failed convergence strategy. In: VIEW: Journal of European Television History & Culture. 3 (6), p. 5-13

Mills, Brett and Ralph, Sarah (2014) ‘“Trying to Ride a Naughty Horse”: British Television Comedy Producers’ in Andrew Spicer, Anthony McKenna and Christopher Meir (eds) Beyond the Bottom Line: The Producer in Film and Television Studies, London: Bloomsbury, 161-74.

Mills, Brett (2014) ‘Sitcoms’ and ‘Sketch Comedy Shows’ in Salvatore Attardo (ed) Encyclopedia of Humor Studies, Thousand Oaks: Sage, 695-8, 698-700.

Pateman, Matthew (2014): Firefly: of formats, franchises and Fox. In Reading Joss Whedon, eds. Rhonda Wilcox, Tanya Cochrane, Cynthea Masson and David Lavery. Syracuse UP, pp. 153 – 168.  

Weissmann, E. (2014) Exploring the Wild Wild East: The Transnational Aesthetics of Ripper Street. In: Fernsehen: Europaeische Perspektiven. Festschrift Prof. Dr. Lothar Mikos. Eichner, S. (ed.). Konstanz und Muenchen: UVK, p. 107-120

Weissmann, E. & Thornham, H., (2014), Remaking Public Service for Commercial Consumption: Jamie’s School Dinners Comes to America. In: Remake Television. Reboot, Re-use, Recycle. Lavigne, C. (ed.). Lanham, Maryland, Plymouth: Lexington Books, p. 187-202 

Weissmann, E. (2014) Troubled by Violence: Transnational Complexity and the Critique of Masculinity in Ripper Street. In: Upstairs and Downstairs. British Costume Drama Television from The Forsyte Saga to Downton Abbey. Leggott, J. & Taddeo, J. (eds.). Lanham, Bolder, New York, London: Rowman & Littlefield, p. 275-286

Wright, A. (2014): This Wonderful Commercial Machine: Gender, Class, and The Pleasures and Spectacle of Shopping in The Paradise and Mr Selfridge. In: Upstairs and Downstairs: British Costume Drama Television from The Forsyte Saga to Downton Abbey. Leggott, J. & Taddeo, J. A. (eds.). Lanham, Boulder, New York, London: Rowman and Littlefield, p. 235-248