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Granada Television: The First Generation Paperback – 1 Nov 2003

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  • Paperback: 306 pages
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press (1 Nov. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0719065151
  • ISBN-13: 978-0719065156
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 23.4 x 15.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 986,655 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This study is a rich and readable collection of memoirs, some short, some extensive, of those who worked at Granada during the first 30 years of its existence. It captures a climate of creative activity unique in the history of broadcasting, now referred to as the Golden Years of British television. Lords Birt and Macdonald; Sir Denis Forman; Michael Parkinson; Michael Apted; Stan Barstow; Nick Elliot; Victoria Wood; Kenith Trodd; Jack Rosenthal; Anna Ford; Chris Kelly; and Alan Plater are just a few of the many well-known contributors who were responsible for creating the foundations on which Granada's considerable worldwide reputation was based. Programmes such as "World in Action"; "Brideshead Revisited"; "A Family at War"; "Coronation Street"; "What the Papers Say"; and many more are described in this book were pioneers in their respective fields. With a contextualizing introduction, this study should be a valuable resource for all those interested in the intensive early development of the medium and how this relates to television as it is today.

About the Author

John Finch was a writer, producer and editor at Granada for over twenty years. Michael Cox was an Executive Drama Producer at Granada TV. Marjorie Giles was a Producer at Granada TV throughout most of these thirty years -- .

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