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  • Entertaining televisionby Su Holmes

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 15.99 US$ 13.75

    Entertaining television challenges the idea that the BBC in the 1950s was elitist and 'staid', upholding Reithian values in a paternalistic, even patronising way. By focusing on a number of (often controversial) programme case studies - such as the soap opera, the quiz/ game show, the 'problem' show and programmes dealing with celebrity culture - Su... more...

  • The Walking Dead Live!by Philip L. Simpson; Marcus Mallard

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 79.99

    Centering on media studies, this collection of essays examines both the show The Walking Dead and its source material, the graphic novels by Robert Kirkman. These essays look at the show from a variety of perspectives?from art and theology to gender, violence, and politics?through the prism of media studies. more...

  • The Other Glass Teatby Harlan Ellison

    Orion 2016; US$ 3.99

    In the late 1960s, Harlan Ellison launched a weekly column for the Los Angeles Free Press , where he uncompromisingly discussed the effects of television on modern society. He assaulted everything from television sitcoms to corrupt politicians, talk shows to military massacres. Today, more than four decades later, almost all of his criticism still... more...

  • The Glass Teatby Harlan Ellison

    Orion 2016; US$ 3.99

    In the late 1960s Harlan Ellison, launched a weekly column for the Los Angeles Free Press , where he uncompromisingly discussed the effects of television on modern society. He assaulted everything from television sitcoms to corrupt politicians, talk shows to military massacres. Today, more than four decades later, almost all of his criticism still... more...

  • In My Humble Opinionby Soraya Roberts

    ECW Press 2016; US$ 8.99

    A smart, engaging investigation of the show that brought real teens to TV My So-Called Life lasted only 19 episodes from 1994 to 1995, but in that time it earned many devoted viewers, including the showrunners who would usher in the teen TV boom of the late ?90s and the new millennium. With its focus on 15-year-old Angela Chase?s search for... more...

  • Jimmy McGovernby Steve Blandford

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 95.00 US$ 81.70

    The first complete study of one of Britain's leading television writers, Jimmy McGovern. With chapters covering series such as Brookside, Cracker, The Street and Accused, the book also analyses a key period in the history of television drama. more...

  • Paul Abbottby Beth Johnson

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 100.00 US$ 86.00

    Creator of television series such as Shameless, Clocking Off, State of Play, Reckless, Linda Green and Children's Ward, Paul Abbott is a British 'showrunner' and writer whose name and reputation for edgy, intelligent, successful and socio-political programmes holds significant weight both in the contemporary television industry and with the public.... more...

  • The Nitpicker's Guide for X-Philesby Phil Farrand

    Random House Publishing Group 1999; US$ 12.95

    The truth is, the nits are out there.... What's weird about Samantha T. Mulder's birthday? (She has two of them: January 22 and November 21.) What's amazing about Mulder's cell phone? (It operates inside a metal boxcar, buried in a canyon, out in the deserts of New Mexico: anywhere!) Scully and Mulder, you have reason to be paranoid. Armed... more...

  • The Works of John Leguizamoby John Leguizamo

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    John Leguizamo's smash?hit one?man shows have been acclaimed by critics and fans alike. In this new Harper Paperback edition, all four shows are compiled into one phenomenally entertaining volume. Mambo Mouth (1991), Leguizamo's first show, was an off Broadway sensation. Leguizamo's portrayal of seven different Latino characters earned him both... more...

  • 101 Reasons the '90s Ruledby M.C. King

    Pocket Books 2007; US$ 12.95

    The '90s were so money! Sit back and relive ten of the best years of your so-called life... Presidential scandals, rap feuds, Baywatch -- the '90s had it all. It was the decade during which we first visited 90210 and had coffee with our Friends. We got on the Web and started to Google and lol. We learned that a show about nothing can definitely... more...