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- HighBridge Company 2015; US$ 13.95
Over 2,200 Jokes from America?s favorite live radio show A treasury of hilarity from Garrison Keillor and the cast of public radio?s A Prairie Home Companion . A guy walks into a bar. Eight Canada Geese walk into a bar. A termite jumps up on the bar and asks, ?Where is the bar tender?? Drum roll. The Sixth Edition of the perennially... more...
- Andrews UK 2015; US$ 14.99
Keeping Quiet is a love-letter to the modern sight-gag on film and television, tracing the history of physical clowning since the advent of sound. Taking up the story of visual humour where Paul Mertons Silent Comedy leaves off, Julian Dutton charts the lives and work of all the great comedians who chose to remain silent, from Charlie Chaplin... more...
- Guardian Faber Publishing 2015; US$ 14.57
Charlotte Higgins, the Guardian 's chief culture writer, steps behind the polished doors of Broadcasting House and investigates the BBC. Based on her hugely popular essay series, this personal journey answers the questions that rage around this vulnerable, maddening and uniquely British institution. Questions such as, what does the BBC mean... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 16.03
There is no such thing as perfect radio – and therein lies its delicious unpredictability. In fact, so charming is this quality that 90 per cent of UK adults tune into the medium every week. Like many things, radio done well sounds effortless. It is not. Producing great radio is partly down to instinct and partly down to learning then mastering the... more...
- Michael O'Mara 2015; US$ 9.99
Bob Harris first became known as the face of the 1970s live music TV show The Old Grey Whistle Test and his infectious enthusiasm for music and ability to discover new talent has seen him become a national treasure. He continues to be a household name today and his velvety voice can be heard on Radio 2's The Bob Harris Show and Bob Harris Country.... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 20.99
On the evening of October 30, 1938, radio listeners across the United States heard a startling report of a meteor strike in the New Jersey countryside. With sirens blaring in the background, announcers in the field described mysterious creatures, terrifying war machines, and thick clouds of poison gas moving toward New York City. As the invading force... more...
- Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 7.28
Description How did it work, exactly, that Johnners magic? Brian Johnston was arguably the most distinctive and best loved voice in British broadcasting. Elder statesman of the Test Match Special team, he was also Britain’s most entertaining commentator with an irrepressible and infectious sense of humour. Johnners also had an enviable... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 28.95
The crack of the bat on the radio is ingrained in the American mind as baseball takes center stage each summer. Radio has brought the sounds of baseball into homes for almost one hundred years, helping baseball emerge from the 1919 Black Sox scandal into the glorious World Series of the 1920s. The medium gave fans around the country aural access to... more...
- Original Writing 2015; US$ 6.70
Was Richard Strauss?s opera, premičred in Dresden in 1924, tasteless, or hilariously funny? He wrote the words himself. It depicts his turbulent relationship with his wife Pauline, which he had already broached in Ein Heldenleben, Sinfonia Domestica and Die Frau ohne Schatten. It was a break with tradition to compose an opera about modern marriage.... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 109.99
This second edition of Historical Dictionary of British Radio covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 800 cross-referenced entries on issues, characters, movements and policies that have shaped radio in the United Kingdom. more...