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Inside The Tardis

Author : James Chapman
ISBN : 1845111621
Genre : Fiction
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Explores the history of "Doctor Who" from its origins. This book shows how the series has evolved to meet institutional and cultural contexts, whilst retaining its quirky, eccentric, and distinctively British characteristics. It is of interest to "Doctor Who" fans.
Category: Fiction

An Introductory History Of British Broadcasting

Author : Andrew Crisell
ISBN : 0415247926
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 27.29 MB
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An Introductory History of British Broadcastingis a concise and accessible history of British radio and television. It begins with the birth of radio at the beginning of the twentieth century and discusses key moments in media history, from the first wireless broadcast in 1920 through to recent developments in digital broadcasting and the internet. Distinguishing broadcasting from other kinds of mass media, and evaluating the way in which audiences have experienced the medium, Andrew Crisell considers the nature and evolution of broadcasting, the growth of broadcasting institutions and the relation of broadcasting to a wider political and social context. This fully updated and expanded second edition includes: *the latest developments in digital broadcasting and the internet *broadcasting in a multimedia era and its prospects for the future *the concept of public service broadcasting and its changing role in an era of interactivity, multiple channels and pay per view *an evaluation of recent political pressures on the BBC and ITV duopoly *a timeline of key broadcasting events and annotated advice on further reading.
Category: Business & Economics

Radio Journalism

Author : Guy Starkey
ISBN : 9780857026699
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 73.63 MB
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"This is not another turgid guide to digital editing, writing for radio and the structure of a newsroom team. It is an ambitious and accessible study that combines a succinct narrative history of radio journalism with an analysis of its power in the public sphere. It describes the development of British audio broadcasting before locating it in an international context and contemplating the contours of the convergent future. Such ambition is often the prelude to failure. Instead, Starkey and Crisell have written a precious introduction to the theory, practice and purposes of radio journalism that will be very useful to serious students of the subject... This is a very good book." - THE (Times Higher Education) Radio Journalism introduduces key themes in journalism studies to explore what makes radio reporting distinctive and lay out the claims for radio's critical importance in the news landscape. With their extensive experience in radio production and academica, authors Guy Starkey and Andrew Crisell take readers on a tour through the past, present and future of radio broadcasting, from the infancy of the BBC in the 1920s up to the prospect of rolling news delivered to mobile telephones. Grounding each chapter in a survey of scholarly writing on the radio, they explore the connections between politics, policy and practice, inviting critical reflection on who radio professionals are, what they do and why. Putting theory and practice into dialogue, this book is the perfect bridge between unreflective production manuals and generalised media theory texts. Witty and engaging, Radio Journalism provides an essential framework for understanding the continuing relevance of radio journalism as a profession, set of practices and arena for critical debate.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Remembering Dennis Potter Through Fans Extras And Archives

Author : J. Garde-Hansen
ISBN : 9781137349309
Genre : Performing Arts
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An accessible case study of television heritage, Remembering Dennis Potter Through Fans, Extras and Archive draws on the memories of fans and extras of Potter's productions. In providing insight into issues of visibility, memory and television production, it fulfils a vital need for better understanding of television production history as heritage.
Category: Performing Arts

The History Of Broadcasting In The United Kingdom

Author : Asa Briggs
ISBN : 0192159666
Genre : Broadcasting
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This book is intended for libraries and institutions where media history is taught; students of British media history at postgraduate level; general readers whose attention is attracted by the history of broadcasting.
Category: Broadcasting

Saints And Avengers

Author : James Chapman
ISBN : 9780857716637
Genre : Performing Arts
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During the 1960s, a new genre hit the television screens: the secret agent/detective thriller. Largely produced by British independent television companies, these series were sold to the US and elsewhere, marking the breakthrough of British television into the world market place. Today they are still shown on cable and terrestrial TV. Eccentric, ironic and fantastic, series like The Avengers and Danger Man, with their professional secret agents, or The Saint and The Persuaders, featuring flamboyant crime-fighters, still inspire mainstream and cult followings._x000D_ _x000D_ Saints and Avengers explores and celebrates this unique television genre for the first time. James Chapman is a past-master at taking popular culture seriously, while also enjoying its productions in their own right. He uses case studies to look, for example, at the thrillers’ representations of national identity and of masculinity and their negotiation of the social and cultural changes in the world of the sixties and seventies. He also proves his central thesis: that this particular type of thriller was a historically and culturally defined generic type, with enduring appeal, as the current vogue for remaking them as big budget films attests.
Category: Performing Arts