The Quiz Show

The Quiz Show

by Su Holmes

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Overview

The Quiz Show by Su Holmes

its enduring popularity with both broadcasters and audiences, the quiz show has found itself marginalised in studies of popular television. This book offers a unique introduction to the study of the quiz show, while also revisiting, updating and expanding on existing quiz show scholarship. Ranging across programmes such as Double Your Money, The $64,000 Dollar Question, Twenty-One, The Price is Right, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and The Weakest Link to the controversial 'Quiz TV Call' phenomenon, the book explores programmes with a focus on question and answer. Topics covered include the relationship between quiz shows and television genre; the early broadcast history of the quiz show; questions of institutional regulation; quiz show aesthetics; the social significance of 'games'; 'ordinary' people as television performers, and questions of quiz show reception (from interactivity to on-line fandom).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780748627530
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 03/11/2009
Series: TV Genres Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Su Holmes is Reader in Television Studies at the University of East Anglia.

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