The Birth of British Television: A History

The Birth of British Television: A History

by M. Aldridge


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230277694
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 12/15/2011
Edition description: 2011
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

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.

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.

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