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UK/European Co-Productions : The Case of Ken Loach. / Jones, Huw David.

In: Journal of British Cinema and Television, Vol. 13, No. 3, 07.2016, p. 368–389.

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Jones, HD 2016, 'UK/European Co-Productions: The Case of Ken Loach', Journal of British Cinema and Television, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 368–389. https://doi.org/10.3366/jbctv.2016.0325

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Jones, H. D. (2016). UK/European Co-Productions: The Case of Ken Loach. Journal of British Cinema and Television, 13(3), 368–389. https://doi.org/10.3366/jbctv.2016.0325

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Jones HD. UK/European Co-Productions: The Case of Ken Loach. Journal of British Cinema and Television. 2016 Jul;13(3):368–389. https://doi.org/10.3366/jbctv.2016.0325

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Jones, Huw David. / UK/European Co-Productions : The Case of Ken Loach. In: Journal of British Cinema and Television. 2016 ; Vol. 13, No. 3. pp. 368–389.

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