'For Queen. For Country. For Kicks.': Post-apocalyptic patriotism, youth and gender in Spooks: Code 9 (BBC Three, 2008)

Cornea, Christine (2020) 'For Queen. For Country. For Kicks.': Post-apocalyptic patriotism, youth and gender in Spooks: Code 9 (BBC Three, 2008). Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media, 34 (2020).

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Abstract

Spooks: Code 9 was commissioned for BBC Three as a youth-oriented science fiction/espionage spin-off series, derived from BBC One’s long-running spy series, Spooks (2002-). While the seasoned London-based spies of the original Spooks repeatedly succeed in defending a present-day Britain from terrorist attacks, S:C9’s young MI5 recruits find themselves in a post-apocalyptic Britain, following a nuclear explosion at the 2012 London Olympics. This article analyses the representation and intersection of youth, gender, genre, and patriotism in S:C9 in the context of the aftermath of the 2005 London bombings, economic recession and youth unemployment.

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Additional Information: This article was originally published by Refractory.
Uncontrolled Keywords: television,youth,british,7,unemployment,postapocalyptic,science fiction,spyfi,sdg 8 - decent work and economic growth,sdg 16 - peace, justice and strong institutions ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/decent_work_and_economic_growth
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Film, Television and Media
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2020 23:51
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 09:50
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/77111
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