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British Youth Television

Karen Lury.

June 2001; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 154 pages.

This book examines the phenomenon of ‘yoof’ television programmes such as Network 7, The Word, The Big Breakfast, Snub TV, and Gamesmaster. Between 1987 and 1995 these and other related...

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Ancient Greece on British Television

Edited by Fiona Hobden and Amanda Wrigley.

May 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Television. 248 pages.

Ancient Greece has inspired television producers and captivated viewing audiences in the United Kingdom for over half a century. By examining how and why political, social and cultural...

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The New Television in Britain

Michael Tracey.

in The Decline and Fall of Public Service Broadcasting

January 1998; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 8514 words.

Margaret Thatcher was convinced that a resolution of Britain's economic crisis lay to a considerable extent in transforming Britain from a country whose wealth lay in manufacturing, to one...

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The Soul of British Television

David Liddiment.

in Television Policy

May 2005; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Television. 3335 words.

In this lecture, the author, former director of channels at ITV, argues that the soul of British television is in danger as a result of a battle for ratings. He contends that broadcasters...

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Cult British TV comedy

Leon Hunt.

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Television. 256 pages.

The TV debut of Vic Reeves Big Night Out on Channel 4 in 1990 is often seen as marking a turning point for British TV Comedy, ushering in what is often characterised as the...

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Women and self-employment: the case of television production workers in Britain

Shirley Dex and Colin Smith.

in The gender dimension of social change

May 2002; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality. 11071 words.

Since the early 1980s, massive changes have occurred in the contractual status of the industry workforce of British television. Estimates in the early 1990s suggested that sixty per cent of...

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Television, Public Opinion and the War in Iraq: The Case of Britain

Justin Lewis.

in International Journal of Public Opinion Research

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Communication Studies; Marketing; Media and Communication; Political Behaviour; Social Research and Statistics. 0 words.

This article looks at the relationship between television coverage of the Iraq War and changes in British public opinion towards the war. During the war, television coverage helped create a...

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Framing The Fosters: jokes, racism and Black and Asian voices in British comedy television

Gavin Schaffer.

in Adjusting the Contrast

August 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 7565 words.

This chapter interrogates the relationship between television comedy, power and racial politics in post-war Britain. In a period where Black and Asian Britons were forced to negotiate...

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BRITAIN: Meet Mr Lucifer: British Cinema Under the Spell of Tv

Graham Roberts and Heather Wallis.

in European Cinemas in the Television Age

February 2007; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 9000 words.

In 1953 Ealing Studios made Meet Mr Lucifer; produced by Michael Balcon, directed by Anthony Pelissier and starring Stanley Holloway, the latter of whom appeared as Hollingsworth, an actor...

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‘The Troubles we’ve seen’: film, television drama and the Northern Irish conflict in Britain

John Hill.

in The Northern Ireland Troubles in Britain

December 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 7924 words.

This chapter examines films and television dramas dealing with the impact of the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’ in Britain and the controversies that they generated. It begins with a...

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Cancer Incidence near Radio and Television Transmitters in Great Britain I. Sutton Coldfield Transmitter

Helen Dolk, Gavin Shaddick, Peter Walls, Chris Grundy, Bharat Thakrar, Immo Kleinschmidt and Paul Elliott.

in American Journal of Epidemiology

January 1997; p ublished online January 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 0 words.

A small area study of cancer incidence in 1974–1986 was carried out to investigate an unconfirmed report of a “cluster” of leukemias and lymphomas near the Sutton Coldfield television (TV)...

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Cancer Incidence near Radio and Television Transmitters in Great Britain II. All High Power Transmitters

Helen Dolk, Paul Elliott, Gavin Shaddick, Peter Walls and Bharat Thakrar.

in American Journal of Epidemiology

January 1997; p ublished online January 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 0 words.

A small area study of cancer incidence, 1974–1986, near 20 high power television (TV) and frequency modulation (FM) radio transmitters in Great Britain was carried out to place in context...

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A content analysis of alcohol portrayal and drinking in British television soap operas

Adrian Furnham, Henriette Ingle, Barrie Gunter and Alastair McClelland.

in Health Education Research

December 1997; p ublished online December 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 0 words.

This study examined the portrayal of alcohol consumption in a sample of six soap operas on British television. In all, 86% contained visual or verbal references to alcoholic beverages with...

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Imagining the Polity: Cinema and Television Fictions as Vernacular Theories of British Politics1

Nick Randall.

in Parliamentary Affairs

April 2011; p ublished online December 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Law and Politics; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 8289 words.

This article suggests that political fictions can play a significant role for citizens in permitting them to imagine how key processes work within polities. Using the concept of ‘vernacular...

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Experimental British Television

Jason Jacobs.

in Screen

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Film; Television. 1345 words.

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Discourses of European identity in British, Italian, and French TV news

Joanna Thornborrow, Louann Haarman and Alison Duguid.

in European Identity

May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: European Union. 14691 words.

Unlike previous chapters, Chapter 4 examines the language of television news in France, Italy, and Britain. In looking at both visual and verbal data, it shows how news about Europe is...

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Makeover takeover on British television

Rachel Moseley.

in Screen

January 2000; p ublished online January 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Film; Television. 0 words.

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Architectural documentaries on British television: introduction

Kevin M Flanagan and Matthew Harle.

in Screen

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Film; Television. 3309 words.

Structure of anxiety: recent British television crime fiction

Charlotte Brunsdon.

in Screen

January 1998; p ublished online January 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Film; Television. 0 words.

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‘Mr Malik, to Represent the People of Dewsbury Do You Need a £2600 Cinema System Paid for by the Taxpayer?’ An Analysis of British Television News Coverage of the 2009 MPs' ‘Expenses Scandal’

Ralph Negrine and Peter Bull.

in Parliamentary Affairs

July 2015; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 8019 words.

This article explores British television news coverage of the 2009 MPs' expenses scandal as part of a broader analysis of television coverage of politics. Drawing on an analysis of the...

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