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Historical television programs


  • Fictional television programs that portray historical events or famous people.

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    • Historical television programs
  • Variants

    • Docudramas (Television programs)
    • Drama television programs, Historical
    • Historical drama television programs
    • Historical dramas (Television programs)
    • History television programs
    • Indiana Jones television programs
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Indiana Jones television programs
  • Sources

    • found: Moving image genre-form guide online, July 30, 2007(Historical: Fictionalized work set in a certain specified time in the past; UF docudrama)
    • found: Yee, M.M. Moving image materials, 1988:p. 55 (Historical films and video (Nonfiction): Use for nonfiction film or video which presents, explains, or analyzes past events as past events. For dramatized treatments of historical events, use Docudrama)
    • found: Wikipedia website, July 30, 2007(Historical television series (and one-of specials/short series) of history documentary-style programmes; Period piece TV series: television series that take place in historical time periods previous to when the shows were produced)
    • found: Film & history, May 2007, viewed online via EBSCOhost, Aug. 11, 2011:pp. 54-55 (In 2005, Australia's public broadcasters each produced 'reality history' programs; British and American 'reality history' programs like Frontier House and 1940s House; reality history programs like 1940s House and 1900 House had been popular on Australian television; ABC began production on two history programs in 2004 (Outback House and Rewind) as part of a special initiative to produce Australian history for television; British and American history television programs)
    • found: Hibberd, J. 6 new historical TV dramas (and how to tell them apart), via Entertainment weekly website, Oct. 3, 2013, viewed on Mar. 26, 2014("Showtime's Masters of Sex isn't the only historical drama coming to TV.")
  • General Notes

    • Fictional television programs that portray historical events or famous people.
  • Change Notes

    • 2011-05-06: new
    • 2015-12-08: revised
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