Jeffrey Richards

There are certain fictional characters who take on an existence independent of their creators. Their lives and adventures are chronicled by a host of...
Like sport, politics is a form of theatre. It has elements of soap opera, melodrama, comedy and tragedy. It encompasses the interplay of ideas and...

The Vikings are back with a vengeance, writes Jeffrey Richards

It must have seemed a somewhat quixotic enterprise to produce in 1981 a major feature film about an athletic rivalry in a long forgotten Olympic...

Britain and the United States may have been on the same side during the Second World War, but cinematic representations of the conflict could stir controversy between them, as Jeffrey Richards explains.

The publisher’s blurb on the dust jacket of this book reads: ‘In this ground-breaking account of film history, Bettina Bildhauer shows how, from the...
Most people today learn much of what history they know from popular culture. More enduring and more influential than almost any academic history is...

Jeffrey Richards rekindles Humphrey Jennings' stirring wartime portrayal of firefighters who became heroes of the Blitz.

Jeffrey Richards looks at a stage where Victorian theatre attained its apogee