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  • Style in British Television Dramaby Lez Cooke

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    This pioneering book provides detailed analysis of scenes from nine British television dramas produced between 1954 and 2001. Taking dinner table scenes as a recurring motif, the study analyses changes in televisual style with reference to production practices, technology, aesthetic preferences, and social and institutional change. more...

  • Victorians on Screenby Iris Kleinecke-Bates

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Victorians on Screen investigates the representation of the Victorian age on British television from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s. Structured around key areas of enquiry specific to British television, it avoids a narrow focus on genre by instead taking a thematic approach and exploring notions of authenticity, realism and identity. more...

  • Fairy Tale and Filmby Sue Short

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Sue Short examines how fairy tale tropes have been reworked in contemporary film, identifying familiar themes in a range of genres ? including rom coms, crime films and horror ? and noting key similarities and differences between the source narratives and their offspring. more...

  • The Rovers Return: The Official Coronation Street Companionby Tim Randall

    Headline 2013; US$ 28.20

    Coronation Street is the world's longest-running TV soap-opera and a hugely popular national institution. From the moment the very first episode flickered onto our screens on 9 December 1960, the very heart of the show has always been the Rovers Return public house. It may just be a backstreet boozer, but TV's most famous pub has been at the centre... more...

  • The Rovers Return: The Official Coronation Street Companionby Tim Randall

    Headline 2013; Not Available

    Coronation Street is the world's longest-running TV soap-opera and a hugely popular national institution. From the moment the very first episode flickered onto our screens on 9 December 1960, the very heart of the show has always been the Rovers Return public house. It may just be a backstreet boozer, but TV's most famous pub has been at the centre... more...

  • 5000 Episodes and No Commercialsby David Hofstede

    Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony 2011; US$ 9.99

    Groundbreaking! Does for TV shows what Leonard Maltin?s guides do for movies! Forget movies! Sales of TV DVDs are outpacing all other categories, according to Video Store magazine. The Simpsons, 24, Lost, Desperate Housewives, Alias , even old chestnuts like Columbo and Home Improvement are blowing out of the stores as fans and collectors rush... more...

  • The Dick Van Dyke Showby Ginny Weissman

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    In the history of television, there are very few shows that can truly be called "classics." The Dick Van Dyke Show is one of those few--and for the first time, authors Weissman and Sanders have succeed in capturing the unique flavor of this very appealing, warm comedy that went straight to the heart of the American public.   An affectionate and... more...

  • Beyond representationby Geraldine Harris

    Manchester University Press 1958; US$ 20.99

    Beyond representation explores whether the last thirty years witnessed signs of 'progress' or 'progressiveness' in the representation of 'marginalised' or subaltern identity categories within television drama in Britain and the US. In doing so, it interrogates some of the key assumptions concerning the relationship between aesthetics... more...

  • Why We Love Sociopathsby Adam Kotsko

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Sociopaths are pervasive in contemporary television, from high-brow drama all the way down to cartoons -- and of course the news as well. From the scheming Eric Cartman of South Park to the seductive imposter Don Draper of Mad Men , cold and ruthless characters captivate us, making us wish that we could be so effective and successful. Yet... more...

  • Television and Criticismby Solange Davin; Rhona Jackson

    Intellect 2008; US$ 10.00

    Television and Criticism unites distinguished scholars from the fields of literary criticism, media studies, and film studies to challenge the traditional boundaries between high and low culture. Through a theoretical lens, this volume addresses such topics as the blurring of genres, television and identity, and the sophistication of television audiences... more...