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Heritage, history, and gardening: The Victorian Kitchen Garden (BBC/Sveringes television 2, 1987) and the representation of the Victorian age as cultural homeland

Kleinecke-Bates, Iris

Authors

Iris Kleinecke-Bates



Abstract

This article examines the representation of the past on British television. As a response to the perennial popularity of history programming, debates about authenticity and truth in relation to television's rendering of history have been particularly active in recent years. These debates are considered here through an exploration of the historical, socio‐cultural but also medium‐specific context of the representation of history. Through a study of the 1987 BBC series The Victorian Kitchen Garden, these issues are explored in relation to the heritage movement, television genres and shifts in modes of address that indicate a hybrid generic identity which transcends boundaries and is suggestive in its implications for our understanding not of only 1980s heritage and history programming but also of a subgenre of reality television.

Citation

Kleinecke-Bates, I. (2009). Heritage, history, and gardening: The Victorian Kitchen Garden (BBC/Sveringes television 2, 1987) and the representation of the Victorian age as cultural homeland. Visual culture in Britain, 10(1), 71-85. https://doi.org/10.1080/14714780802686340

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date May 15, 2009
Publication Date Jan 1, 2009
Deposit Date Jul 8, 2021
Journal Visual Culture in Britain
Print ISSN 1471-4787
Electronic ISSN 1941-8361
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 1
Pages 71-85
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/14714780802686340
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/3596197