Who were Lost in Space? Where did The League of Gentlemen live? When did the Eurovision Song Contest begin? And what does a 'gaffer' actually do? The Penguin TV Companion - fully revised, updated and expanded - answers all of these questions, and thousands more.
-- More than 2,300 programmes, with cast lists, transmission dates, detailed synopses and loads more, from Dallas to Downton Abbey, Porridge to Peep Show and The Woodentops to The Wire
-- More than 1,500 entries for major TV people - actors, writers, producers and others, from Des O'Connor to Dermot O'Leary, Joanna Lumley to Nigella Lawson and Harry Corbett to James Corden
-- Technical terms explained; major broadcasters profiled
-- New star ratings, revealing the best, and the worst, of seventy-five years of viewing
-- DVD availability highlighted
The most comprehensive and addictive book on television you could ever want.