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  • I Am (Not) A Numberby Alex Cox

    Oldcastle Books 2017; US$ 7.49

    The enormously puzzling TV series The Prisoner has developed a rapt cult following, and has often been described as 'surreal' or 'Kafkaesque.' Alex Cox watched all the episodes of The Prisoner on their first broadcast, at the ripe old age of thirteen. In I Am (Not) a Number, Cox believes he provides the answers to all the questions which have engrossed... more...

  • Star Trek: The Book of Listsby Chip Carter

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 19.99

    Spanning the epic science fiction franchise’s fifty-one-year history, a breathtaking collection of the most compelling Star Trek facts and trivia, including events from both on and off-screen, available in 100 concise lists. Since Gene Roddenberry’s original series first aired in 1966, Star Trek has become a pop culture phenomenon, and one of... more...

  • The Changing Spaces of Television Actingby Richard Hewett

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 110.00

    This title is an historical overview and a then-and-now comparison of performing for British television drama. By examining changing acting styles from distinct eras of television production - studio realism and location realism - it makes a unique contribution to both television and performance studies, unpacking the various determinants that have... more...

  • TV in the USA: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [3 volumes]by Vincent LoBrutto

    ABC-CLIO 2018; US$ 325.00

    What are the reasons behind enduring popularity of television genres such as police crime dramas, soap operas, sitcoms, and "reality TV"? What impact has television had on the culture and morality of American life? Does television largely emulate and reflect real life and society, or vice versa? How does television's influence differ from that of... more...

  • From Yesterday to TODAYby Stephen Battaglio

    Running Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    “When Dave Garroway welcomed viewers to Today on that day in 1952, he ushered in a new era in broadcasting. . . . It was a place where viewers could turn to each morning to satisfy their appetite for all things news and information. It was a destination for the curious to learn more about what had happened overnight and how the day ahead might shape... more...

  • Time in Television Narrativeby Melissa Ames

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 30.00 US$ 25.50

    How shifts in time and storyline create narrative intrigue on television 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...

  • State of playby Robin Nelson

    Manchester University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    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 from conduit... more...

  • The Works of John Leguizamoby John Leguizamo

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    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 US$ 21.21

    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...