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Entertaining television : the BBC and popular television culture in the 1950s

Author: Su Holmes
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text makes a seminal contribution to British television history by focusing on the 'beginnings' of popular generic forms, such as soap operas, quiz/game shows and 'problem' shows. Su Holmes demonstrates how BBC television played an important role in developing these popular generic forms.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Holmes, Su.
Entertaining television.
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)183147189
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Su Holmes
ISBN: 9781526101594 1526101599
OCLC Number: 680631836
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Public service and the popular : debates and developments --
"Neighbors to the nation" : "Soap opera," the BBC and (re)visiting The Grove family (1954-57) --
"The 'Give-away' shows, but who is really paying?" : rethinking quiz and game shows on 1950s British television --
The problem show "an ... unmarried mother sat in a wing-backed chair on TV last night" : BBC Television asks Is this your problem? (1955-57) --
From "serialitis" to "torture, treacle, tears, and trickery" : framing television fame --
Conclusion : "There's nothing really better than what you're used to, is there?"
Responsibility: Su Holmes.

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