Itv Cultures: Independent Television Over Fifty Years: Independent Television Over Fifty Years

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Sep 1, 2005 - Social Science - 217 pages
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The book explores key tensions and conflicts which have influenced the ITV service. The contributors show that ITV has had to tread an uneasy line between public service and commercial imperatives, between a pluralistic regional structure and a national network, and between popular appeal and quality programming. A timeline of key events in the history of ITV is also included.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part One HISTORIES
13
Part Two INSTITUTIONS
71
Part Three TEXTS AND INTERTEXTS
141
Conclusion
196
Historical Timeline
200
Index
211
Back Cover
218
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Dr Catherine Johnson is Lecturer in Television History and Theory, Department of Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London. She has published on factual entertainment, US television drama, and early British television. She is also the author of Telefantasy (2005: BFI).

Rob Turnock is Lecturer in Media Theory, Bournemouth Media School, Bournemouth University. He was formerly post-doctoral research fellow on the AHRB funded project Did ITV Revolutionise British Television?. He is author of Television and Consumer Culture: Britain and the Transformation of Modernity (forthcoming: I.B. Tauris), and of Interpreting Diana: Television Audiences and the Death of a Princess (2000: BFI).

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