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Television Criticism

Paperback, 04/04/2012, £53.00
An original treatment of television criticism with a foundational approach to the nature of criticism. It presents new and comprehensive guidelines , and it has a sample critique of the television program Parenthood.

I'm Sure I Speak For Many Others...: Unpublished letters to the BBC

Hardback, 07/09/2017, £9.99
Britain is a nation of correspondents, and few British institutions attract as much praise and criticism as the BBC. In this book, the author gathers together the very best of the unseen letters and telegrams sent over the years. It is categorised by theme - Political bias, Royal Family and more.

Story of The Great British Bake Off

Hardback, 19/10/2017, £20.00
A celebration of Britain's most popular cookery contest.

Ideological Octopus: Exploration of Television and its Audience O/P

Paperback, 27/08/1992, £20.99
An introduction to studying the television audience, discussing new developments in semiology and cultural studies and their contribution to our understanding of the power of television.

British Television Drama:A History

Paperback, 11/06/2003, £22.99
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.

Television Performance

Paperback, 13/08/2019, £25.99
This innovative and timely collection offers a wide-reaching critical evaluation of performance in television, mapping out key conventions, practices and concerns while introducing performance theory and criticism to the established field of television studies.

Reality Television: The TV Phenomenon that Changed the World

Paperback, 25/11/2019, £16.99
Reality television is shown worldwide, features people from all walks of life and covers everything from romance to religion. It has not only changed television, but every other area of the media. So why has reality TV become such a huge phenomenon, and what is its future in an age of streaming and social media?

Playing Gay in the Golden Age of British TV

Paperback, 06/11/2019, £12.99
A long overdue exploration of gay representation on British TV from its 'golden age' to the launch of the liberal Channel 4

Just Ignore Him

Hardback, 01/09/2020, £18.99
A powerful, moving and darkly comic memoir from the brilliant comedian, actor and broadcaster Alan Davies, star of QI and Jonathan Creek.

Real Stanley Baxter

Hardback, 01/11/2020, £20.00

Let's Do It: The Authorised Biography of Victoria Wood

Hardback, 15/10/2020, £20.00
Written with approval of the help of her family and closest friends - including Julie Walters, Dawn French, Celia Imrie and many others - this is the definitive authorised biography of one of Britain's most talented and loved entertainers: Victoria Wood.

George Orwell on Screen: Adaptations, Documentaries and Docudramas on Film and Television

Paperback, 30/08/2018, £36.50
After years of research and dozens of candid interviews with actors, writers, directors and producers, journalist David Ryan has produced the first authoritative study of George Orwell on film and television. This unique reference work shows what popular culture has made - and continues to make - of a literary genius whose work has never seemed more relevant.

Del of a Life

Hardback, 29/10/2020, £20.00

Once Upon A Tyne: Our story celebrating 30 years together on telly

Hardback, 03/09/2020, £20.00
Celebrating 30 years together, Ant & Dec look back on three decades in the spotlight, with the full behind-the-scenes story and never-before-seen photos of the shows that made them the nation's best loved stars.

Introduction to Television Studies 3ed

Paperback, 31/10/2012, £36.99
'An Introduction to Television Studies' is a comprehensive introduction to the field. It provides resources for thinking about key aspects and introduces institutional, textual, cultural, economic, production and audience-centred ways of looking at television.

Public Service Broadcasting

Paperback, 11/03/2013, £25.99
Written by a leading expert in the field, this concise text explores the development and the future of public service broadcasting. It thoroughly explains key debates in terms of wider cultural contexts and examines key issues including legislation, funding and digitalisation. This is invaluable reading for all students of media and broadcasting.

TV Drama in Transition

Paperback, 13/05/1997, £54.99
Reflects upon changing dramatic forms on television in the context of broad cultural shifts since the mid-1970s. This text analyzes a wide range of series including "Heartbeat", "Middlemarch" and "Our Friends in the North".

Children and Television

Paperback, 11/09/2006, £31.25
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.

ITV Cultures

7, 01/09/2005, £25.99
Offers a range of perspectives on the complex and multifaceted history of a British commercial broadcaster, this book explores key tensions and conflicts which have influenced the ITV service. It shows that ITV has had to tread an uneasy line between public service and commercial imperatives, and between a pluralistic regional structure.

Winter is Coming: The Medieval World of Game of Thrones

Paperback, 30/11/2015, £13.99
Discover the Medieval legends that inspired Game of Thrones - an indispensable book for fans.

TV: An Insider's Guide

Paperback, 13/09/2010, £11.99

Toast on Toast: Cautionary Tales and Candid Advice

Paperback, 02/06/2016, £9.99
BAFTA-winning writing duo Matt Berry and Arthur Mathews bring you Steven Toast's memoir-cum-acting guide, packed with fresh new material

Television on your doorstep

Paperback, 01/12/1999, £30.00
Examining the decentralization policies and processes that have informed the development of small-scale television programming in the member states of the European Union, this book focuses mainly on the regional level but also refers to the more complex world of urban television.

Calling the Shots

Paperback, 04/10/2007, £14.99

Television Genre Book 3ed

Paperback, 17/08/2015, £28.99
Genre is central to understanding the industrial context and the visual form of television. This third edition of a key textbook brings together leading international scholars to provide an accessible, comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the debates, issues and concerns of television genre.

Pinkoes and Traitors: The BBC and the Nation, 1974-1987

Paperback, 05/11/2015, £12.99
A dramatic and revealing history of the BBC during some of its most turbulent and testing years.

One Leg Too Few: The adventures of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore

Paperback, 15/05/2014, £12.99
Like a lot of marriages it ended badly, but for nearly 20 years, between the first date and the inevitable divorce, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore were the funniest thing on three continents. This book tells the story of that relationship, and the comedy that came from it.

Armchair Nation: An Intimate History of Britain in Front of the TV

Paperback, 13/11/2014, £12.99
The story of television and how it has changed our lives - from the moon landings to the X Factor.

Downton Abbey - A Celebration

Hardback, 10/11/2015, £25.00
The ultimate companion to the complete Downton Abbey.

On Television

Paperback, 17/04/1997, £19.99
Completely updated and revised new edition of a standard work on television broadcasting


7, 01/07/2000, £27.99
As Big Brother, docusoaps and 'real-life' dramas have invaded our television screens, Dovey explores the new phenomenon of 'factual' television.

Television Policy

7, 04/05/2005, £26.99
This book offers a unique and authoritative account of the major developments in television programming and policy since 1976 by collecting in a single volume the MacTaggart lectures delivered at the Edinburgh International Television Festival from 1976 to 2004.

Television,globalization and cultural identities

Paperback, 01/07/1999, £27.99
Examines issues of television and cultural identities in the context of globalization. This book explores issues in contemporary cultural studies, such as media, globalization, language, gender, and identity. It is a useful read for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on television and cultural identities in the field of cultural studies.

Basic TV Technology

Paperback, 29/04/2005, £38.99
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.

Hitch Your antenna to the Stars

7, 21/06/2005, £34.99
Argues that television stars were central to the growth and development of American broadcasting. They were used not only to promote programs and the sale of advertised consumer goods, but also to establish network identities. This book includes profiles of well-known performers such as Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, and Jackie Gleason.

Jimmy Perry and David Croft

Paperback, 07/10/2004, £15.99
Offers an analysis of the four collaborative sitcoms of Jimmy Perry and David Croft, 'Dad's Army', 'It Ain't half Hot, Mum!', 'Hi-de-Hi!' and 'You Rang M'Lord?'. Considers the themes and ideas that run through the series in terms of their representation of class and gender, and in terms of other sitcoms and cultures which produced them.

Fifty Key Television Programmes POD

Paperback, 30/01/2004, £27.99
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.

Channels of Discourse Reassembled 2ed

Paperback, 06/08/1992, £32.99
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.

Inside prime time POD

Paperback, 15/09/1994, £34.99
A classic study of the workings of the Hollywood television industry. The reader is taken behind the scenes to see how shows get their air time and how they are shaped by the political and cultural climate of the time.

Television, Ethnicity and Cultural Change

7, 04/05/1995, £34.99
With a case study of the Asian community in Southall, Marie Gillespie examines how television and video are being used to recreate cultural traditions and catalyse cultural change in such communities.

Freelancing for Television and Radio

7, 21/03/2005, £32.99
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.

Television personalities

Paperback, 07/09/2010, £34.99

Television Culture 2ed

Paperback, 30/09/2010, £32.99
Television is unique in its ability to produce so much pleasure for such a wide variety of people. This book looks at television's role as an agent of popular culture, and goes on to consider the relationship between this cultural dimension and television's status as a commodity of the cultural industries that are deeply inscribed with capitalism.

History on British Television: Constructing Nation, Nationality and Collective Memory

Paperback, 01/10/2015, £16.99
A unique and overdue insight and study into how the landscape, institutions and collective memory has influenced the representation of the past on British television from 1946 to the present day, promoting a very singular view of what it means to be British.

Mustn't Grumble

Paperback, 24/05/2007, £10.99
The definitive autobiography from the nation's best-loved broadcaster.

Thunderbirds: The Vault

Hardback, 10/09/2015, £30.00
Packed with previously unpublished material, this book includes prop photos, design sketches, production memos and other collectible memorabilia.

Voice-Overs: A Practical Guide

Paperback, 31/01/2001, £9.99
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