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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I'm Sure I Speak For Many Others...: Unpublished letters to the BBC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, £26.99
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

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

Paperback, 30/08/2018, £41.95
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.

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.

The Peaky Blinders Compendium: The Official A-Z Guide to the World of Peaky Blinders

Hardback, 28/10/2021, £14.99
Take a deep dive into the world of the Peaky Blinders - the hit BBC show - with this fascinating A-Z Guide

Bible on Television

Paperback, 21/10/2021, £28.99

Peckham Patter: The Complete Wit and Wisdom of Only Fools

Hardback, 04/11/2021, £9.99
FOREWORD BY SIR DAVID JASON As Macbeth said to Hamlet in Midsummer Night's Dream, 'we've been done up like a couple of kippers - Del In this pukka 42-carat gold-plated bargain, you have the wit and wisdom of Del Boy, Rodney, Albert, Boycie and Trigger at your disposal.

Victoria Wood Unseen on TV

Hardback, 11/11/2021, £20.00
A treasure chest of previously unseen and unpublished material from Victoria Wood, one of Britain's most talented and loved entertainers

Funny Life

Hardback, 14/10/2021, £20.00
A funny, charming autobiography by one of our biggest and best-loved comedians, Michael McIntyre.

Little Book of Bridgerton: The Unofficial Guide to the Hit TV Series

Hardback, 10/06/2021, £9.99
For superfans of Netflix's hit show and Julia Quinn's bestselling books, or anyone needing a little more romance in their life...

The Insider's Guide to Inside No. 9: Behind the Scenes of the Award Winning BBC TV Series

Hardback, 28/10/2021, £25.00
The complete show-by-show guide to award-winning series Inside No. 9

The BBC: A People's History

Hardback, 27/01/2022, £25.00
A monumental work of popular history, making the case that the Beeb is as much of a National Treasure as the NHS.

Over the Hills and Far Away: My Life as a Teletubby

Hardback, 11/08/2022, £19.99
Revealing what it was like to be Laa-Laa and experience the astonishing success of the Teletubbies phenomenon, Nikky Smedley's enchanting story is as warm and funny as the programmes themselves.

Broadcast Voice

Paperback, 08/03/2004, £33.99
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.

The BBC: A People's History

Paperback, 06/10/2022, £10.99
'Thorough and engaging ... you can't understand England without understanding the BBC' - New York Times

'You Dirty Old Man!': The Authorised Biography of Wilfrid Brambell

Hardback, 04/08/2022, £20.00
The first definitive biography of one of Britain's most complex actors, Wilfrid Brambell

Broadcasting Britain: 100 Years of the BBC

Hardback, 15/09/2022, £25.00

Keep Talking: A Broadcasting Life

Hardback, 29/09/2022, £25.00
David Dimbleby reflects on his 50 year career at the BBC taking us behind the scenes of some of the biggest moments in British broadcasting.

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, £26.99
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, £27.99
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

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.

On Television

Paperback, 17/04/1997, £22.99
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, £28.99
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 Personalities offers an exciting, engaging approach to studying and understanding the most prominent and popular performers in television and celebrity culture.
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