Entertaining Television: The BBC and Popular Television by Su Holmes

By Su Holmes

wonderful tv demanding situations the concept the BBC within the Fifties was once elitist and 'staid', upholding Reithian values in a paternalistic, even patronising means. by way of targeting a few (often debatable) programme case stories - similar to the cleaning soap opera, the quiz/ video game express, the 'problem' convey and programmes facing famous person tradition - Su Holmes demonstrates how BBC tv unusually explored well known pursuits and wishes. She additionally uncovers a few outstanding connections with programmes and themes on the leading edge of tv this day, starting from speak exhibits, 'Reality TV', even to our modern obsession with celebrity.

The publication is iconclastic, percipient and down to earth in archival learn, and should be of use to someone learning tv history.

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