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  • How Real Is Reality TV?by David S. Escoffery

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 35.00

    American viewers are attracted to what they see as the non-scripted, unpredictable freshness of reality television. But although the episodes may not be scripted, the shows are constructed within a deliberately designed framework, reflecting societal values. The political, economic and personal issues of reality TV are in many ways simply an exaggerated... more...

  • Reality TVby Annette Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Reality TV is popular entertainment. And yet a common way to start a conversation about it is ?I wouldn?t want anyone to know this but?? Why do people love and love to hate reality TV? This book explores reality TV in all its forms - from competitive talent shows to reality soaps - examining a range of programmes from the mundane to those that... more...

  • The Methods of Breaking Badby Jacob Blevins; Dafydd Wood

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    Vince Gilligan's Breaking Bad has emerged as the embodiment of the recent renaissance in television-making. The visionary scope and complexity of the series demand rigorous critical analysis. This collection of new essays focuses on a variety of themes in Breaking Bad. Walter White is discussed as father, psychopath and scientist and as an example... more...

  • The Comic Galaxy of Mystery Science Theater 3000by Chris Morgan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 29.95

    One of the most original shows in the history of television, Mystery Science Theater 3000 is a beloved cult hit built on the back of another cult phenomenon: the bad movie. The show's premise involved a man and some robots watching cheesy movies and cracking jokes. Over its 197 episodes, MST3K developed a passionate fan base that took it from a... more...

  • Battlestar Galactica and Philosophyby Jason T. Eberl

    Wiley 2011; US$ 25.95

    This thought-provoking book examines the philosophical issues arising from the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series, revealing how the ragtag fleet's outward journey to Earth is also an inward exploration for the human survivors and their Cylon pursuers. more...

  • Interviewing for Radioby Jim Beaman

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 36.95

    'Jim Beaman?s Interviewing for Radio is a classic and seminal practice text, brilliantly written and masterful in its content. Nobody working in professional radio can do without it. It is a must for all radio courses and I could not recommend it more highly' - Tim Crook, Head of Radio, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK Interviewing... more...

  • Pinkoes and Traitorsby Jean Seaton

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 33.33

    During the Margaret Thatcher years, Britain experienced mass unemployment, trade union strikes, bloody war in Northern Ireland and the Falklands, and an existential threat to its public service broadcaster, the BBC. Pounded by a coherent free market argument, the BBC had to justify its right to the Licence Fee and its independent place in the 'unwritten'... more...

  • Acting in Television Commercials for Fun and Profit, 4th Editionby Squire Fridell

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 15.99

    The Ultimate Guide to Commercial Success Acting in television commercials is a highly competitive business, but it can also be very lucrative. Whether you?re looking for your first break or want to take your acting career to the next level, Squire Fridell will give you the insider?s edge. Arguably the king of TV commercials, Fridell distills four decades... more...

  • Televisionby Raymond Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 21.95

    Television: Technology and Cultural Form was first published in 1974, long before the dawn of multi-channel TV, or the reality and celebrity shows that now pack the schedules. Yet Williams' analysis of television's history, its institutions, programmes and practices, and its future prospects, remains remarkably prescient. Williams stresses the... more...

  • 'Dear BBC'by Maire Messenger Davies

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 40.00

    Discusses key controversies in the public sphere about children's relationship with the media, especially television drama. more...