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The Television Genre Book

Creeber, G., Miller, T. (ED) and Tulloch, J. (2008) The Television Genre Book. British Film Institute.


Genre is central to understanding television as an industry and a visual form. The new edition of 'The Television Genre Book' has been fully revised and updated to provide a comprehensive introduction to the the concept of genre within television and to key television genres.

Individual thematic sections by leading international television scholars address drama, soap opera, comedy, children's television, news, documentary, reality television, animation and popular entertainment, including talk shows and quiz shows. The discussion is illustrated throughout with case studies of classic and contemporary programmes, ranging from 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' to 'Supernanny' and from 'Teletubbies' to 'Lost'.

Publication Type: Book
Publisher: British Film Institute
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