FREE Delivery in the UK.
Usually dispatched within 10 to 12 days.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
The Television History Bo... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by cav-books
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: The book shows just a little shelf wear. Otherwise, it is in a very clean condition
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

The Television History Book (Television, Media & Cultural Studies) Paperback – 19 Dec 2003

4.3 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
£22.99
£17.89 £9.89
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
£22.99 FREE Delivery in the UK. Usually dispatched within 10 to 12 days. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

  • The Television History Book (Television, Media & Cultural Studies)
  • +
  • Analysing Media Texts (Volume 4) (Issues in Cultural/Media Studi)
Total price: £47.72
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product details

  • Paperback: 175 pages
  • Publisher: BFI Publishing (19 Dec. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0851709885
  • ISBN-13: 978-0851709888
  • Product Dimensions: 19.1 x 1.2 x 24.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,411 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I currently work in the broadcast industry and bought this as a bit of background reading.

The book is nicely divided into manageable sections and covers a broad range of subject areas from the beginnings of the first big broadcasters (BBC, ABC, CBS etc) through to an in depth analysis of the cultural impact of programming during the decades. Each area is also split into an analysis in the UK and then a corresponding look at the US so that you get a real understanding of the differences between the two. The individual sections are written in an essay style with references at the end which is great as you have suggestions for further reading right in front of you. In each section there is also a more specific case study which further illustrates the points that have been laid out.

Although it doesn't delve deeply into the more recent impact of the Internet, the comprehensive wealth of information surrounding the beginnings of this industry far surpasses anything I have found anywhere else. If your studying television history, or just looking to gain a bit more of an insight I would highly recommend this book.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This book was part of one of my reading lists for first year TV Production at Uni. I kicked myself a few days after spending far too much money on books but this one was definitely worth getting. Now in the second year, I still get this book out as a starting point for all my essays. Even if it's just once I think I have referenced it in every one of them too, even the ones about contemporary or future British TV.

Really simple to find what you need, these books cover near enough every topic you will look at in 1st year, and mostly 2nd year. If you can't decide what books to get off the reading list, I'd suggest to get this and the Television Handbook by Jonathan Bignell, Jeremy Orlebar, and the 1st edition by Patricia Holland.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is very detailed - a bit dry - and is clearly meant for serious study of the subject
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Cheers
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars 5 reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This book is interesting and fairly accessible, though a ... 7 July 2014
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is interesting and fairly accessible, though a little academic. It's published in Britain, so a lot of the essays are about British television, but it does have sections especially about American TV as well.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars History 29 Jan. 2013
By 1Pilgrim - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is TV history for both England and US......a little drier more scholarly (like a textbook) than I was expecting.
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for Cultural Studies Theorists 20 Feb. 2013
By Dr. Christopher M. Minio - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is a must have on the reading list for Cultural Studies theorists working in TV or related fields. It was a primary source in my dissertation.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 4 Nov. 2014
By Roy Williams - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Michele Hilmes is the greatest editor-writer on mass communications we have.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 18 Jun. 2015
By Fernando Monte Jucá - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
It's History
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know


Feedback