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Projecting the Future: Science Fiction and Popular Cinema, co-authored with Nicholas J. Cull (London: I. B. Tauris, to be published in 2012).

British Comics: A Cultural History (London: Reaktion, to be published in October 2011). 

Projecting Empire: Imperialism and Popular Cinema, co-authored with Nicholas J. Cull (London:  I.B. Tauris, 2009).

War and Film (London: Reaktion, 2008).

Licence To Thrill: A Cultural History of the James Bond Films (London: I. B. Tauris, 1999; 2nd edn 2007).

Inside the Tardis: The Worlds of ‘Doctor Who’ – A Cultural History (London: I. B. Tauris, 2006).

Past and Present: National Identity and the British Historical Film (London: I. B. Tauris, 2005).

Cinemas of the World: Film and Society from 1895 to the Present (London: Reaktion, 2003).

Saints and Avengers: British Adventure Series of the 1960s (London: I. B. Tauris, 2002).

The British at War: Cinema, State and Propaganda, 1939-1945 (London: I. B. Tauris, 1998).


Edited Books

The New Film History: Sources, Methods, Approaches, co-edited with Mark Glancy and Sue Harper (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).

Windows on the Sixties: Exploring Key Texts of Media and Culture, co-edited with Anthony Aldgate and Arthur Marwick (London: I. B. Tauris, 2000).


Chapters in Edited Books

‘H. G. Wells and Science Fiction Cinema’, in Tobias Hochscherf and James Leggott (eds), British Science Fiction Film and Television (Jefferson NC: McFarland, 2011).

‘From Amicus to Atlantis: The lost worlds of 1970s British Cinema’, in Robert Shail (ed.), Seventies British Cinema (London: British Film Institute, 2008).

‘Policing the People’s War: Foyle’s War and British television drama’, in Michael Paris (ed.), Re-presenting the Second World War: Film and Television Since 1989 (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).

‘“This ship is England!”: History, politics and national identity in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)’, in James Chapman, Mark Glancy and Sue Harper (eds), The New Film History: Sources, Methods, Approaches (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).

‘Bond and Britishness’, in Edward P. Commentale, Skip Willman and Steven Watt (eds), Ian Fleming and James Bond: The Cultural Politics of 007 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005).

‘Quatermass and the origins of British television SF’, in John R. Cook and Peter Wright (eds), British Science Fiction Television: A Hitch Hiker’s Guide (London: I.B. Tauris, 2005).

‘Cinema, monarchy and the making of heritage: A Queen Is Crowned’, in Claire Monk and Amy Sargeant (eds), British Historical Cinema (London: Routledge, 2002).

‘The World at War: Television, Documentary, History’, in Graham Roberts and Philip M. Taylor (eds), The Historian, Television and Television History (Luton: University of Luton Press, 2001).

‘Action, spectacle and the Boy’s Own tradition in British cinema’, in Robert Murphy (ed.), The British Cinema Book 2nd edn (London: British Film Institute, 2001).

‘Cinema, propaganda and national identity’, in Justine Ashby and Andrew Higson (eds), British Cinema, Past and Present (London: Routledge, 2000).

‘Why We Fight: Pastor Hall and Thunder Rock’, in Alan Burton, Tim O’Sullivan and Paul Wells (eds), The Family Way: The Boulting Brothers and British Film Culture (Trowbridge: Flicks, 2000).

‘God Bless Us, Every One: Movie Adaptations of A Christmas Carol’, in Mark Connelly (ed.), Christmas at the Movies: Images of Christmas in American, British and European Cinema (London: I. B. Tauris, 2000).

‘The Avengers: Television and Popular Culture during the “High Sixties”’, in Anthony Aldgate, James Chapman and Arthur Marwick (eds), Windows on the Sixties: Exploring Key Texts of Media and Culture (London: I.B. Tauris, 2000).

‘British Cinema and the People’s War,’ in Nick Hayes and Jeff Hill (eds), Millions Like Us: British Culture in the Second World War (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1999).

‘Celluloid Shockers’, in Jeffrey Richards (ed.), The Unknown 1930s: An Altermative History of the British Cinema, 1929-1939 (London: I. B. Tauris, 1998).


Articles in refereed journals

The Adventures of Robin Hood and the origins of the television swashbuckler’, Media History, forthcoming (2011).

‘“Sordidness, corruption and violence almost unrelieved”: Critics, censors and the postwar British crime film’, Contemporary British History, 22: 2 (2008).

‘Onward Christian Spacemen: Dan Dare – Pilot of the Future as British cultural history’, Visual Culture in Britain, 9: 1 (2008).

‘The BBC and the Censorship of The War Game (1965), Journal of Contemporary History, 41: 1 (2006).

‘“Honest British violence”: Critical responses to Dick Barton – Special Agent (1946-51)’, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 26: 4 (2006).

‘“The true business of the British movie”: A Matter of Life and Death (1946) and British film culture’, Screen, 46: 1 (2005).

‘“Excellent stupidity, silly excellence”: Visual style in The Avengers’, Visual Culture in Britain, 1: 1 (2000).

‘“The Yanks Are Shown to Such Advantage”: Anglo-American rivalry in the production of The True Glory (1945)’, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 16: 4 (1996).

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) Reconsidered’, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 15: 1 (1995).


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