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Fifty Key Television Programmes : Arnold Publication - Glen Creeber

Fifty Key Television Programmes

Arnold Publication

Paperback Published: 30th January 2004
ISBN: 9780340809433
Number Of Pages: 304

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This title offers a comprehensive account of television from the perspective of the programmes themselves. From "I Love Lucy" to "The Simpsons", from "The Twilight Zone" to "The X Files", from the moon landing to the events of September 11th, 2001, this book chronicles some of the most fascinating and infulential shows and global events ever to hit the small screen. Each entry offers a basic guide to the history of the show, its textual and thematic context, its critical and popular reception, while also explaining and frequently reconsidering ways in which it may have been analysed in the past. Entries are followed by questions designed to develop students' analytical skills and awareness of the key issues raised, while recommended readings and an extensive bibliography enable readers to carry out further research.

This is a well-structured , comprehensive volume that gives students an important historical context for a medium that is only just coming to terms with its past. Its publication does indeed "stand as a marker for just how far television studies has come". The Times Higher VI Cultural, Media and Gender Stu

Notes on Contributors
Introduction
24p. 1
An American Family and The Familyp. 6
The Benny Hill Showp. 11
Big Brotherp. 16
Boys from the Blackstuffp. 21
Brass Eyep. 26
Buffy the Vampire Slayerp. 31
Cagney and Laceyp. 36
Cathy Come Homep. 40
Charlie's Angelsp. 45
The Civil Warp. 50
Coronation Streetp. 55
The Cosby Showp. 60
Cullodenp. 65
Dallasp. 70
Doctor Whop. 75
ERp. 80
The FIFA World Cupp. 85
Grange Hillp. 90
Heimatp. 95
Hill Street Bluesp. 100
I Love Lucyp. 105
The Jerry Springer Showp. 110
Martyp. 115
Middlemarchp. 120
The Monkeesp. 125
Monty Python's Flying Circusp. 130
The Moon Landingp. 135
Neighboursp. 140
News at Tenp. 144
The Olympic Gamesp. 149
Popstarsp. 154
Prime Suspectp. 159
The Prisonerp. 164
Queer as Folkp. 169
September 11, 2001p. 174
The Simpsonsp. 178
The Singing Detectivep. 183
The Sopranosp. 188
Star Trekp. 193
Sunday and Bloody Sundayp. 198
Teletubbiesp. 203
Till Death Us Do Part and All in the Familyp. 208
Top of the Popsp. 213
The Twilight Zonep. 217
Twin Peaksp. 222
Walking with Dinosaursp. 227
Who Wants to be a Millionaire?p. 232
World in Actionp. 237
The X-Filesp. 242
Bibliographyp. 247
Indexp. 275
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ISBN: 9780340809433
ISBN-10: 0340809434
Series: Arnold Publication
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 30th January 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.5  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1