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  • Entertaining Televisionby Su Holmes

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • Paul Abbottby Beth Johnson

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • Frasierby Joseph J. Darowski; Kate Darowski

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 36.00

    Frasier is one of the most critically acclaimed series in television history: The series won more Emmys than any show?save SNL . This book shows how the series managed to create its own identity and iconic cast of characters, embraced farce to an unseen level in American sitcoms, and chose to exploit class issues for humor in a unique style.... 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...

  • Center Field Shotby James R. Walker; Robert V. Bellamy

    University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    Center Field Shot traces a sometimes contentious but mutually beneficial relationship from the first televised game in 1939 to the new era of Internet broadcasts, satellite radio, and high-definition TV, considered from the perspective of businessmen collecting merchandising fees and advertising rights, franchise owners with ever more money to spend... 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...

  • Sportscasters/Sportscastingby Linda Fuller

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 50.95

    A comprehensive introduction to the workings of the business, Sportscasters/Sportscasting: Principles and Practices explains all of the information essential to anyone looking to begin a career in sports media. This unique volume explores topics in print and broadcast media, sports psychology, technology issues, politics and legalities, ethics,... more...

  • Lost's Buried Treasuresby Lynnette Porter; David Lavery; Hillary Robson

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2009; US$ 10.99

    Lost's Buried Treasures is the ultimate unauthorized guide to the ideas that have influenced the show and its writers. more...

  • Television Fraud: The History and Implications of the Quiz Show Scandalsby J. Kent Anderson

    ABC-CLIO 1979; US$ 41.00

    Anderson provides an unprecedented probe into the inner workings of the quiz shows. He details their honest beginnings and explains how the practice of supplying answers grew out of a desire to keep popular contestants on the air as long as possible to boost ratings. more...

  • A History of Independent Television in Walesby Jamie Medhurst

    University of Wales Press 2010; US$ 35.00

    This book provides, for the first time, a detailed historical narrative and critical analysis of independent television (ITV) in Wales. Focusing primarily on the critical years of the 1950s and 1960s, and drawing on key archival sources from Wales and beyond, it locates the history of ITV within wider debates over national identity, language and culture... more...