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Independent Television in Britain : Volume 4: Companies and Programmes, 1968-80 - Jeremy Potter

Independent Television in Britain

Volume 4: Companies and Programmes, 1968-80

Hardcover Published: 8th July 1990
ISBN: 9780333455432
Number Of Pages: 428

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A companion to volume 3 "Politics and Control, 1968-80", this book covers aspects of the same period and completes the history of Independent Television from its origin and foundation to the end of 1980. The division between volumes 3 and 4 reflects the system whereby a regulatory body, which was by statute the publisher and the editor of all programmes, employed contractors to undertake the primary function of programme-making. This arrangement built stresses into the structure, and plenty of instances of tension between the supervisors and supervised are recorded. Other drawbacks were an Authority more reactive than "proactive"; the need for much industry and inter-company decision-making by committee; and a short-term approach to planning resulting from limited-period contracts and the uncertainty of renewal.

List of Plates - Preface and Acknowledgements - The Network - Labour Relations - ATV and Granada - The London Companies - Yorkshire and the North-East - Independent Television News - Southern and Anglia - Scotland and the Borders - Wales and the West of England - Westward and Channel - Northern Ireland - Drama - Light Entertainment - Documentaries and Current Affairs - Adult Education - School and Children's Programmes - Religion - Sport - Competition with the BBC - The Programme Journal - Preparing for the 1980s - The Breakfast-Time Contract - Controversial Awards - Appendix A: The Television Fund and Company Grants - Appendix B: Regional News - List of Abbreviations - References - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333455432
ISBN-10: 0333455436
Series: Volume 4 - Companies and Programmes, 1968-80 : Book 4
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 428
Published: 8th July 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.81
Edition Number: 1