Links and comments for university students of English, and of British civilisation. Study links connected with my classes, and general links on current affairs etc. There are sometimes indications as to what group might be particularly interested (L2 for Licence 2nd year, for example)
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Agrégation 2021 civilisation britannique tronc commun. La BBC et le service public de l'audiovisuel 1922-1995. Post nine: "ethnic" comedy
One of the great themes of 20th century British civilization is the winning of independence by almost all the British colonies between 1945 and 1975, and the changes in British culture and society as communities coming from the ex-colonies gradually won more visibility in public spaces and reduced the acceptability of discrimination. The BBC is, naturally, very much affected and involved in these processes.
This interview deals with a TV series which began in 1996, outside our period then, but it explains some of the questions posed by the writing and producing of humour by ethnic minorities for television.