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Television Performance

Paperback, 13/08/2019, £24.99
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?

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I'm Sure I Speak For Many Others...: Unpublished letters to the BBC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

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography

Hardback, 02/10/2018, £20.00
From the ingenious comic performer Eric Idle, founding member of Monty Python and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny memoir of unparalleled wit and heartfelt candour.

Introduction to Television Studies 3ed

Paperback, 31/10/2012, £33.99
'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.

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".

Public Service Broadcasting

Paperback, 11/03/2013, £24.99
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: An Insider's Guide

Paperback, 13/09/2010, £11.99

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.

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.

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.

Basic TV Technology

Paperback, 29/04/2005, £35.99
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.

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.

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, £26.99
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.

Fifty Key Television Programmes POD

Paperback, 30/01/2004, £25.99
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, £23.99
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, £24.99
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, £24.99
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, £22.99
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.

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.

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.

Television personalities

Paperback, 07/09/2010, £29.99

Hitch Your antenna to the Stars

7, 21/06/2005, £25.99
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.

BBC: Myth of a Public Service

Hardback, 25/10/2016, £16.99
The BBC: The mouth piece of the Establishment?

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.

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

Downton Abbey - A Celebration

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

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

Kristina Rihanoff: Dancing Out of Darkness: My Story

Hardback, 01/10/2015, £17.99
Kristina Rihanoff's absorbing tale, sometimes sad, sometimes funny, is one of courage and honesty; Whilst she may not light up the Strictly Come Dancing tiles forever, she will keep dancing with a song in her heart.

World According to Manager Mark

Paperback, 01/10/2015, £8.99
Having driven into the sunset in the final episode of Channel 4's The Hotel, Mark Jenkins is back doing what he does best - entertaining the nation. His unique take on life, affable charm, and woefully naive exploits are all captured with great comedic effect in this, his first book.

Queering Teen Culture

Paperback, 22/05/2006, £40.99
Analysing more than 200 movies and TV shows, this book examines the careers of male performers whose teenage roles made them famous, and also discusses examples of lesbian desire. It is a useful read for academics working in cultural and gay studies, and also for those with an interest in popular culture.

Who is Who?: The Philosophy of Doctor Who

Paperback, 18/12/2013, £21.99
This is the first in-depth philosophical investigation of Doctor Who in popular culture.

Seeing Things: Autobiography

Paperback, 07/10/2010, £12.99
A warm and charming memoir from the cult creator of Bagpuss, the Clangers and Ivor the Engine.

Tele-Visions : An Introduction to Studying Television

Paperback, 17/03/2006, £28.99
Offers a comprehensive introduction to the subject of television studies. This book offers an insight into how television is produced, broadcast, controlled, consumed and critically examined. It is useful to those studying television and the media. Fully illustrated - it includes selected reading guides and bibliographies.

Taschen's Favorite TV Shows. From Twin Peaks to House of Cards

Hardback, 15/06/2015, £50.00
Their names are Walter White, Birgitte Nyborg and Don Draper and they are the stars of a cultural revolution. Alongside a wealth of stills, this overview of the TV revolution presents a series of recent years from the masterpiece Twin Peaks to highlights like Game of Thrones, Girls and House of Cards.

Television: A Biography

Hardback, 13/10/2016, £19.95
A critical history of the first six decades of the television era traces television's evolution from an immobile piece of furniture with limited sponsored programming to a diverse, on-demand content provider.

World Of Downton Abbey

Hardback, 15/09/2011, £20.00
The official companion to series 1 and 2.

Difficult Men: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad

Hardback, 03/10/2013, £14.99
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.

Television Culture 2ed

Paperback, 30/09/2010, £24.99
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.

Television, Audiences and Everyday Life

Paperback, 01/10/2009, £27.99
Television, Audiences and Everyday Life draws on an extensive body of audience research to get behind this seemingly simple activity. Written in a clear and accessible style, key audience studies are presented in ways that illuminate critical debates and concepts in cultural and media studies.
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