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  • Live From New Yorkby James Andrew Miller; Tom Shales

    Little, Brown and Company 2014; Not Available

    Just in time for the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live , a rollickingly updated edition of LIVE FROM NEW YORK with nearly 100 new pages covering the past decade. When first published to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Saturday Night Live , LIVE FROM NEW YORK was immediately proclaimed the best book ever produced on the landmark and legendary... more...

  • Homeland Revealedby Matt Hurwitz

    Chronicle Books LLC 2014; US$ 19.99

    An American soldier presumed killed in Iraq returns home ten years after disappearing. This is the premise of the award-winning and highly addictive Homeland . Known for its heart-pumping plot and phenomenal acting, Homeland has garnered multiple Emmys, fabulous reviews, and legions of devoted fans. This richly visual book unpacks the complex show,... more...

  • The Crime Dramaby Sue Turnbull

    Edinburgh University Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    As a genre, the television crime drama has long been a constant of the television landscape since it first migrated from film and radio onto the small screen in the 1950s. Since then, from Dixon of Dock Green to The Wire , from Minder to The Sopranos or Cracker to Dexter and The Killing , it has continued to attract large audiences even as the depiction... more...

  • The Greatest Show in the Galaxyby Marc Schuster; Tom Powers

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 35.00

    The long-running BBC science fiction program Doctor Who has garnered an intense and extremely loyal fan base since its 1963 debut. This work examines the influences of psychology, literature, pop culture, and the social sciences on Doctor Who storylines and characters. Topics explored include how such issues as class, gender, and sexual attraction... more...

  • Fragile Magicby Ronald A Willis

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 8.95

    This is a brief, but handy book outlining the task of viewing theatrical performances and evaluating them. Although aimed primarily at the festival level respondent, it is a book that can enhance the ability to evaluate and respond to the theatre experience, creating at the broadest level a sensitive and enriched audience. more...

  • Alan Clarkeby Dave Rolinson

    Manchester University Press 1958; US$ 23.99

    The British television director Alan Clarke is primarily associated with the visceral social realism of such works as his banned borstal play 'Scum', and his study of football hooliganism, 'The Firm'. This book uncovers the full range of his work from the mythic fantasy of 'Penda's Fen', to the radical short film on terrorism,... more...

  • State of playby Robin Nelson

    Manchester University Press 1958; US$ 24.99

    Robin Nelson's State of play up-dates and develops the arguments of his influential TV Drama In Transition (1997). It is equally distinctive in setting analusis of the aesethetics and compositional principles of texts within a broad conceptual framework (technologies, institutions, economics, cultural trends). Tracing "the great value shift... more...

  • The Great War on the Small Screen: Representing the First World War in Contemporary Britainby Emma Hanna

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 119.99

    In Britain since the 1960s television has been the most influential medium of popular culture. Television is also the site where the Western Front of popular culture clashes with the Western Front of history.This book examines the ways in which those involved in the production of historical documentaries for this most influential media have struggled... more...

  • The Quiz Showby Su Holmes

    Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 34.99

    Despite its enduring popularity with both broadcasters and audiences, the quiz show has found itself marginalised in studies of popular television. This book offers a unique introduction to the study of the quiz show, while also revisiting, updating and expanding on existing quiz show scholarship. Ranging across programmes such as Double Your Money,... more...

  • Power Play: Sport, the Media and Popular Cultureby Raymond Boyle; Richard Haynes

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 149.99

    The fully revised and updated version of this classic text examines the link between three key obsessions of the 21st century: the media, sport and popular culture. Gathering new material from around the 2007 Rugby World Cup, the Beijing Olympics and the rise of new sports stars such as boxing's Amir Khan and cycling's Victoria Pendleton, the... more...