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Sit down and cheer : a history of sport on TV

Author: Martin Kelner
Publisher: London : Wisden, 2012.
Series: Wisden sports writing
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Martin Kelner traces the relationship between sport and TV - the ultimate marriage of convenience. From humble origins at the 1960 Olympics, through the momentous impact of Sky, up to the high-tech  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Kelner
ISBN: 9781408129234 140812923X
OCLC Number: 779864306
Description: 282 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Not being there --
Where's the ball? --
Into the light --
The Matthews factor --
An afternoon with Aunti Rosie --
Waiting for J. Fred Muggs --
Early exchanges --
Saturday afternoon in --
The Lord's Day --
Spot teh redhead ... and the pink --
A whole new panel game --
Colemantating --
Come on everybody, big smile! --
Scoring at home and away --
The Bazza v. Motty war --
It's all gone west --
Sky-ification, that's the name of the game --
Ten pounds down --
What's your opinion worth? --
The importance of salt 'n' vinegar --
The future's bright ... the future's sportsex.
Series Title: Wisden sports writing
Responsibility: Martin Kelner.

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