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Entertaining Television

The BBC and Popular Television Culture in the 1950s
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Entertaining television challenges the idea that the BBC in the 1950s was elitist and 'staid', upholding Reithian values in a paternalistic, even patronising way. By focusing on a number of (often controversial) programme case studies - such as the soap opera, the quiz/game show, the 'problem' show and programmes dealing with celebrity culture - Su Holmes demonstrates how BBC television surprisingly explored popular interests and desires. She also uncovers a number of remarkable connections with programmes and topics at the forefront of television today, ranging from talk shows, 'Reality TV', even to our contemporary obsession with celebrity.The book is iconclastic, percipient and grounded in archival research, and will be of use to anyone studying television history. -- .

Author Biography:

Su Holmes is Reader in Television Studies at the University of East Anglia
Release date NZ
August 31st, 2013
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Brand
Audiences
  • General (US: Trade)
  • Professional & Vocational
  • Tertiary Education (US: College)
Illustrations
Illustrations, black & white
Pages
232
Dimensions
156x234x14
ISBN-13
9780719088490
Product ID
21531812

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