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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

The Birth of British Television

A History

ISBN 9780230277687
Publication Date December 2011
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

This is the story of how television in Britain developed from whimsical techno-fad to everyday household object. With coverage of pioneering early domestic models and influential international developments, the text tracks the energetic inventors, cynics, developers and beneficiaries who ensured the creation of this beloved medium.

MARK ALDRIDGE is a Lecturer in Film and TV Studies at Southampton Solent University, UK. He specialises in British television and both film and television history. His previous publications include T is for Television (2008), an analysis of the work of Russell T. Davies, co-written with Andy Murray.

Acknowledgements

Introduction

PART I: PRIVATE TELEVISION
Chapter One: The Pioneers of Television
Chapter Two: From Experiments to Business
Chapter Three: Television's Power Struggle

PART II: PUBLIC TELEVISION
Chapter Four: Attitudes Towards Television
Chapter Five: Deciding on Television's Future
Chapter Six: Television Faces the Public

PART III: WIDER PERSPECTIVES
Chapter Seven: Views of Television From the Outside
Chapter Eight: A Public Launch

PART IV: TELEVISION GOES PUBLIC
Chapter Nine: Programming for the Public
Chapter Ten: What the Viewer Saw
 
Conclusion

Bibliography/Filmography/Archive Sources

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