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ITV cultures : independent television over fifty years

Author: Catherine Johnson; Robert Turnock
Publisher: Maidenhead : Open University Press, 2005.
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"Since breaking the BBC's monopoly in 1955, ITV has been at the centre of the British television landscape. To coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the first ITV broadcast, this accessible book offers a range of perspectives on the complex and multifaceted history of Britain's first commercial broadcaster."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
ITV cultures.
Maidenhead : Open University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)652381129
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Johnson; Robert Turnock
ISBN: 9780335217304 0335217303 033521729X 9780335217298
OCLC Number: 60667882
Description: viii, 217 p. 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Approaching the histories of ITV / Catherine Johnson and Rob Turnock --
Part 1. Histories --
From start-up to consolidation : institutions, regions and regulations over the history of ITV / Catherine Johnson and Rob Turnock --
Importance, significance, cost and value : is an ITV canon possible? / John Ellis --
And the rest is history : Lew Grade, creation narratives and television historiography / Jonathan Bignell --
Part 2. Institutions --
Transatlantic ventures and Robin Hood / Steve Neale --
Mammon's television? ITV in Wales, 1959-63 / Jamie Medhurst --
London Weekend Television in the 1980s : programmes, public service obligations, financial incentives / Rod Allen --
From newsreels to a theatre of news : the growth and development of Independent Television News / Jackie Harrison --
Part 3. Texts and intertexts --
Rooms within rooms : Upstairs Downstairs and the studio costume drama of the 1970s / Helen Wheatley --
Real people with real problems? Public service broadcasting, commercialism and Trisha / Sherryl Wilson --
Who wants to be a fan of Who wants to be a millionaire? Scholarly television criticism, 'popular aesthetics' and academic tastes / Matt Hills --
Conclusions : ITV a hybrid subject ; Historical timeline : the ITV companies and the Broadcasting Acts / Catherine Johnson and Rob Turnock.
Responsibility: edited by Catherine Johnson, Rob Turnock.

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Offers a range of perspectives on the complex and multifaceted history of a British commercial broadcaster, this book explores key tensions and conflicts which have influenced the ITV service. It  Read more...

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