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Investigating Miss Fisher: the value of a television crime drama

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This article explores the concept of value in relation to the Australian television crime drama series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Drawing on a range of approaches to the economic valuation of culture, it argues for a nuanced approach to capturing the total cultural and economic value of a television crime drama series. While this may include the quantifiable, direct monetary benefits to be derived at all stages of development, production, distribution and consumption, the case is made for consideration of the unquantifiable, indirect non-monetary benefits that may also accrue to creators, to audiences and to society in general, as are clearly evident in the case of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Turnbull, S., & McCutcheon, M. (2017). Investigating Miss Fisher: the value of a television crime drama. Media International Australia, 164(1), 56-70. doi:10.1177/1329878X17711000

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85027026190

Start Page


  • 56

End Page


  • 70

Volume


  • 164

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • This article explores the concept of value in relation to the Australian television crime drama series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Drawing on a range of approaches to the economic valuation of culture, it argues for a nuanced approach to capturing the total cultural and economic value of a television crime drama series. While this may include the quantifiable, direct monetary benefits to be derived at all stages of development, production, distribution and consumption, the case is made for consideration of the unquantifiable, indirect non-monetary benefits that may also accrue to creators, to audiences and to society in general, as are clearly evident in the case of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Turnbull, S., & McCutcheon, M. (2017). Investigating Miss Fisher: the value of a television crime drama. Media International Australia, 164(1), 56-70. doi:10.1177/1329878X17711000

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85027026190

Start Page


  • 56

End Page


  • 70

Volume


  • 164

Issue


  • 1