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  • Masculinity and Popular Televisionby Rebecca Feasey

    Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 38.99

    This book is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the key debates concerning the representation of masculinities in a wide range of popular television genres. The volume looks at the depiction of public masculinity in the soap opera, homosexuality in the situation comedy, the portrayal of fatherhood in prime-time animation, emerging manhood... more...

  • Media Audiences: Television, Meaning and Emotionby Kristyn Gorton

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 34.99

    An engaging and original study of current research on television audiences and the concept of emotion, this book offers a unique approach to key issues within television studies. Topics discussed include: television branding; emotional qualities in television texts; audience reception models; fan cultures; 'quality' television; television aesthetics;... more...

  • Social Issues in Television Fictionby Lesley Henderson

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 37.99

    Why are some controversial issues covered in TV soaps and dramas and not others? How are decisions really made 'behind the scenes'? How do programme makers push boundaries without losing viewers? What do audiences take away from their viewing experience? Does TV fiction have a greater impact on public understandings than TV news? This exciting... 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...

  • A Source Book in Theatrical Historyby A. M. Nagler

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 20.95

    An annotated collection of more than 300 unusually interesting and detailed passages includes views by observers from ancient Greece to modern times on acting, directing, make-up, costuming, props, much more. more...

  • The World of Mr. Selfridgeby Alison Maloney

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 17.99

    The official, full-color, illustrated, behind-the-scenes companion to the lavish hit ITV and PBS television series Mr. Selfridge that vividly brings into focus the remarkable man and his time. Set at the crossroads between the old and the new?when the Victorian and Edwardian eras gave way to the modern age? Mr. Selfridge illuminates the passions,... more...

  • The World of Mr. Selfridgeby Alison Maloney

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    The official, full-color, illustrated, behind-the-scenes companion to the lavish hit ITV and PBS television series Mr. Selfridge that vividly brings into focus the remarkable man and his time. Set at the crossroads between the old and the new?when the Victorian and Edwardian eras gave way to the modern age? Mr. Selfridge illuminates the passions,... more...

  • Lady Penelope's Classic Cocktailsby Sarah Tomley; ITV Ventures Limited

    Octopus 2015; Not Available

    Whatever would we do without cocktails? Whether one is dying of boredom on a Sunday evening or racked with tension after a perilous mission, these little wonders hit the spot every time. Rather like those cheeky Tracy boys and their glorious Thunderbird machines. This priceless selection of drinks includes all my favourites, from the classic... more...

  • Brains Explains Quantum Physicsby ITV Ventures Limited

    Octopus 2015; Not Available

    Quantum physics plays a big part in International Rescue's work helping people in distress all across the planet. It plays a big part in your life too... without it we would not have the silicon chip, the laser, computers, or mobile phones and worst of all no Thunderbirds! I have noticed that people find the subject hard to understand so I took... more...