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Channel 4 : the early years and the Jeremy Isaacs legacy

Author: Dorothy Hobson
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2008.
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In November 2007, Channel 4 will be twenty-five years old. Today, such TV events as the 'Big Brother/Jade Goody Affair' have put the channel itself at the centre of public debate. Yet during its foundation years on British screens, Channel 4 was seen as more controversial and dangerous than this. Published for Channel 4's 25th anniversary, this book explores the channel's most important foundation period, under its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hobson, Dorothy, 1942-
Channel 4.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2008
(OCoLC)154703639
Named Person: Jeremy Isaacs; Jeremy Isaacs; Jeremy Isaacs; Jeremy Isaacs
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Hobson
ISBN: 9781435648937 1435648935 9780857711212 0857711210
OCLC Number: 290582472
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 217 p.)
Contents: Preface --
1 Birth of the Channel --
2 Television's New Baby --
the first three months are the worst --
3 The Players --
Inside the Channel 1.Commissioning Editors --
people and progress --
4 The Players --
Inside the Channel 2. Managing creativity --
5 The Players --
Outside Channel 4 and the ITV companies: whose baby? --
6 A Kaleidoscope of programmes --
7 Channel 4 and its audience --
8 1987 --
A Year of Change --
9 Jeremy Isaacs' legacy and Channel 4 today --
Bibliography --
Index.
Other Titles: Channel Four
Responsibility: Dorothy Hobson.

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