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Some Joe You Don't Know: An American Biographical Guide to 100 British Television Personalities (Studies in the Shoah; XIII) Hardcover – 23 Jan 1996


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?The book is written specifically for an American audience assumed to be unfamiliar with British television. The articles include full credits for each actor, and for the more prominent individuals, a bibliography of articles from a mix of British and American publications (everything from TV Guide to scholarly books about Patrick McGoohan's strange allegorical television series The Prisoner, which McGoohan both created and starred in). Above all, these vignettes are mature and well written, and scholarly without being overly sober, flippant, or adulatory. A worthwhile acquisition for any academic or public library.?-Choice

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ANTHONY SLIDE is the author or editor of more than 50 books on the history of popular entertainment and editor of the Scarecrow Press Filmmakers series./e Among Slide's previous books for Greenwood Press are "The Encyclopedia of Vaudeville" (1994), "The Television Industry: A Historical Dictionary" (1991), and "The American Film Industry" A Historical Dictionary. He is the former associate archivist of the American Film Institute and resident film historian of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He is also a documentary filmmaker. In 1990, in recognition of his work in documenting the history of popular entertainment, Slide was awarded an honorary doctorate of letters by Bowling Green University.

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If Gordon Jackson in the character of Mr. Hudson is in control of the upper reaches of 165 Eaton Place in Upstairs, Downstairs, the nether regions of the house were strictly the domain of cook-housekeeper Mrs. Bridges, played by Angela Baddeley. Read the first page
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Great guide to some of the British actors and comedians! Love it! 15 Nov. 2009
By feemeister - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is GREAT! It gives fairly sizable bios and film guides for many of the British actors and comedians that I've been wondering about for years. It's a more modern one (70s,80s); doesn't have the old classic actors from the 30s and 40s. It's more from the periods that we're familiar with from BBC on PBS. Rowan Atkinson, STephanie Cole, Hugh Laurie, Prunella Scales, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Patrick McGoohan, etc. There were of course many I had not heard of, but I was actually surprised that I knew so many of them! I've been looking for a British Film Guide for years, and this is the only one I've found at all!

Has lots of information I never would have found out, and is a very enjoyable read. Love this book and highly recommend it!
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Some Joe you don't know 17 Jan. 2012
By Marion Falconer - Published on Amazon.com
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100 British TV personalities and 28 photos What is THAT?? I like to be able to put a face with the name!! The few photos that there are, are in the middle of the book instead of with the bio. I'd send it back if I could.
Five Stars 9 April 2015
By Cheri Thompson - Published on Amazon.com
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Great addition to my EastEnders collection...excellent condition, great buy!
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