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British Television : A Reader - Edward Buscombe

British Television

A Reader

By: Edward Buscombe (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st April 2000
ISBN: 9780198742654
Number Of Pages: 348

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OXFORD TELEVISION STUDIES General Editors: Charlotte Brunsdon and John Caughie Oxford Television Studies offers international authors - both established and emerging - an opportunity to reflect on particular problems of history, theory, and criticism which are specific to television and which are central to its critical understanding. The perspective of the series will be international, while respecting the peculiarities of the national; it will be historical, without proposing simple histories; and it will be grounded in the analysis of programmes and genres. The series is intended to be 3oundational without being introductory or routine, facilitating clearly focused critical reflection and engaging a range of debates, topics, and approaches which will offer a basis for the development of television studies. British television has been a success story. One factor in this success has been the distinctive institutional structure of British broadcasting, a mix of state-regulated and publicly-funded services with commercial services. This book attempts to give a broad overview of British television by examining both the institutional framework and the programmes that it has produced. A range of reprinted writings from the work of acknowledged experts is supplemented by specially commissioned essays on such key topics as sport and British television in the global context. It will be a key text for all students taking courses on British television and broadcasting.

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`Destined to be a core text on student reading lists.' John Ellis, Sight and Sound May 2000

Introduction Part I: Histories, Structures, Economics Michael Tracey: The BBC and the General Strike May 1926 Paddy Scannell: Public Service Broadcasting: The History of a Concept Asa Briggs: The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom Sylvia Harvey: Channel Four Television: From Annan to Grade Graham Murdock: Money Talks: Broadcasting Finance and Public Culture Part II: Programmes David Buckingham: Creating the Audience Christine Geraghty: The Construction of a Community Charlotte Brunsdon: Structure of Anxiety: Recent British Television Crime Fiction Annette Hill: Crime and Crisis: British Reality Television in Action John Eldridge: Ill News Comes Often on the Back of Worse Andy Medhurst: Every Wart and Pustule: Gilbert Harding and Television Stardom Robin Nelson: Framing 'the Real': Oranges, Middlemarch, X-Files Steve Neale and Frank Krutnik: Broadcast Comedy and Sitcom Garry Whannel: The Lads and The Gladiators: Traditional Masculinities in a Post-Modern Televisual Landscape Tom O'Regan: The International Circulation of British Television Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9780198742654
ISBN-10: 0198742657
Series: Oxford Television Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 1st April 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.38

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