The Birth of British Television approaches this formative period from several perspectives, from private individuals to the BBC and government, while also examining the broader opinions at the time towards the new medium through press reports and feedback from the general public. Also included is an assessment of early programming, which helps to offer a new and profound evaluation of the development of early television.
Mark Aldridge is a Lecturer in Film and TV Studies at Southampton Solent University, UK. He specialises in British television and both film and television history. His previous publications include T is for Television (2008), an analysis of the work of Russell T. Davies, co-written with Andy Murray.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements.- Introduction.- PART I: PRIVATE TELEVISION.- Chapter One: The Pioneers of Television.- Chapter Two: From Experiments to Business.- Chapter Three: Television's Power Struggle.- PART II: PUBLIC TELEVISION.- Chapter Four: Attitudes Towards Television.- Chapter Five: Deciding on Television's Future.- Chapter Six: Television Faces the Public.- PART III: WIDER PERSPECTIVES.- Chapter Seven: Views of Television From the Outside.- Chapter Eight: A Public Launch.- PART IV: TELEVISION GOES PUBLIC.- Chapter Nine: Programming for the Public.- Chapter Ten: What the Viewer Saw.- Conclusion.- Bibliography/Filmography/Archive Sources.- References & Notes.