Caricatured while she lived as a figure of middle-brow reaction, Mary Whitehouse was held in contempt by the country's intellectual elite. But were some of the dangers she warned of more real than they imagined? The author's selection of material from her extraordinary archive shows Mary Whitehouse's legacy in a new light.
A guide to the fundamentals underlying television and video systems, it provides an explanation of how the principal pieces of equipment work, what their functions are, and how they are integrated to form a complex video system. It also includes information on compression, television standards, LCD displays, HD, and equipment.
This work discusses the varied history of British television drama from its beginnings on the BBC in the 1930s and 40s to its position at the beginning of the 21st century and the multi-channel digital era.
Aims to teach how to get the best from your voice in front of the microphone through techniques and exercises designed specifically for broadcasting. This book covers both the physical aspects of voice production and the mind-set needed to broadcast with authority and warmth. It features a CD-ROM packed with examples and tutorials.
Examining commercial television in the light of contemporary culture, literary and cinematic criticism, this book addresses the place of semiotics, narrative theory, reception theory, ideological analysis, psychoanalysis, and others in the critical analysis of television.
This book offers an integrative view on children and television from the accumulated global literature in this field of the last 50 years, drawing on a diverse spectrum of research. combining both the American and European traditions.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, shows such as The Wire, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, Mad Men, Deadwood, The Shield tackled issues of life and death, love and sexuality, addiction, race, violence and existential boredom. This book features extensive interviews with all the major players, including David Chase and James Gandolfini.
Fifty Key Television Programmes offers a comprehensive and invaluable account of television from the perspective of the programmes themselves. This book chronicles some of the most fascinating and influential shows and global events ever to hit the small screen.
Drawing on real-life experiences, this guide presents everything needed to study, create and maintain a successful freelancing career in the world of television and radio, including, for the first time, how to submit programme proposals.
This thought-provoking anthology offers a close examination of the psychology behind the intricate narrative and compelling characters in the popular HBO TV series Game of Thrones, based upon author George RR Martin's bestselling work, A Song of Ice and Fire.
Genre and Television proposes a new understanding of television genres as cultural catagories, offering a set of in-depth historical and critical examinations to explore key aspects of television genre.