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The Persistence of Television: People, Programmes and Practices that Endure (Hardback)

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The Persistence of Television examines more than 60 years of television - including popular shows such as Doctor Who, Twin Peaks, and NYPD Blue - to identify the elements that have entertained and informed viewers from the beginning of mass broadcasting to the present day, proposing that most television viewing is rooted in traditional programming that is received in conventional ways. On-screen faces, programmes and genres, and production practices drawn from British, American and Australian television services are examined to demonstrate how continuity persists in the face of change. There's no denying the excitement or the value of the new, but the contributors to this book argue that it runs in tandem with enduring aspects of the already existing.

Film, TV & DramaTelevisionPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesMedia StudiesTV & society Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 10/11/2022 ISBN-13: 9781350089693  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Jason Jacobs is Head of School, School of Communication and Arts, University of Queensland, Australia. He has an international reputation as a historian of television drama, its institutions, technology and aesthetics. His books include The Intimate Screen (2000), Body Trauma TV (2003), Deadwood (2012) and a forthcoming study of David Milch. Frances Bonner is Honorary Research Associate Professor at the School of Communication and Arts, University of Queensland, Australia. Her research focuses on non-fiction television, celebrity and adaptation. Her books include Fame Games (with Graeme Turner and P. David Marshall, 2000), Ordinary Television (2003) and Personality Presenters: Television's Intermediaries with Viewers (2011).

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