Laurie Taylor investigates what made Dads Army so special and what light its long-term success throws on other contemporary programmes. Character is all as it turns out.
Laurie also hears about a new study on the effect of long-term imprisonment on Republican prisoners in Northern Ireland and the particular problems they face on release in terms of resettling into their communities.
Polity Press (July 2002)
Ruth Jamieson and Adrian Grounds' study of Irish ex-prisoners is available via the EXPAC website.
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