Historical Dictionary of British Radio

Historical Dictionary of British Radio

Among national radio stations, British radio has always enjoyed a unique position, probably because of the role of the British Broadcasting Corporation—best known as the BBC or “beeb.” This is partly because of its continuing production ...

Author: Seán Street

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442249233

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 420

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of British Radio covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 800 cross-referenced entries on issues, characters, movements and policies that have shaped radio in the United Kingdom.
Categories: Performing Arts

Historical Dictionary of British Radio

Historical Dictionary of British Radio

All aspects of the 85 years of UK radio, from issues of regulation to the role played by commercial operators prior to World War II, are covered in this new book by Seán Street.

Author: Sean Street

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114437705

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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Founded in 1922, the British Broadcasting Corporation is probably the most well-known national radio corporation in the world, but the BBC is just part of the British radio picture. There are "pirate" radio stations, community radio, commercial radio, and more recently, experimentation and development in the digital arena. All aspects of the 85 years of UK radio, from issues of regulation to the role played by commercial operators prior to World War II, are covered in this new book by Seán Street. The Historical Dictionary of British Radio relates the history of this medium through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on the BBC and other companies, many of the specific stations, the more memorable programs and those who wrote for or appeared on them, and the administrative and technical aspects. This quick reference tool's structure and ease of navigation will have scholars, students, radio industry professionals, journalists, and critics turning to it again and again.
Categories: Performing Arts

Historical Dictionary of British Cinema

Historical Dictionary of British Cinema

HISTORICAL. DICTIONARIES. OF. LITERATURE. AND. THE. ARTS. Jon Woronoff, Series Editor Science Fiction Literature, by Brian Stableford, 2004. HongKong Cinema, by Lisa Odham Stokes, 2007. American Radio Soap Operas, by Jim Cox, 2005.

Author: Alan Burton

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810880269

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 584

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The Historical Dictionary of British Cinema has a lot of ground to cover. This it does with over 300 dictionary entries informing us about significant actors, producers and directors, outstanding films and serials, organizations and studios, different films genres from comedy to horror, and memorable films, among other things. Two appendixes provide lists of award-winners. Meanwhile, the chronology covers over a century of history. These parts provide the details, countless details, while the introduction offers the big story. And the extensive bibliography points toward other sources of information.
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Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction

Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction

HISTORICAL. DICTIONARIES. OF. LITERATURE. AND. THE. ARTS. Jon Woronoff, Series Editor Science Fiction Literature, by Brian Stableford, 2004. Hong Kong Cinema, by Lisa Odham Stokes, 2007. American Radio Soap Operas, by Jim Cox, 2005.

Author: Alan Burton

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442255876

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 534

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The Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction is a detailed overview of the rich history and achievements of the British espionage story in literature, cinema and television. It provides detailed yet accessible information on numerous individual authors, novels, films, filmmakers, television dramas and significant themes within the broader field of the British spy story. It contains a wealth of facts, insights and perspectives, and represents the best single source for the study and appreciation of British spy fiction. British spy fiction is widely regarded as the most significant and accomplished in the world and this book is the first attempt to bring together an informed survey of the achievements in the British spy story in literature, cinema and television. The Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on individual authors, stories, films, filmmakers, television shows and the various sub-genres of the British spy story. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about British spy fiction.
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Historical Dictionary of English Music

Historical Dictionary of English Music

HISTORICAL DICTIONARIES OF LITERATURE AND THE ARTS Jon Woronoff, Series Editor Science Fiction Literature, by Brian Stableford, 2004. Hong Kong Cinema, by Lisa Odham Stokes, 2007. American Radio Soap Operas, by Jim Cox, 2005.

Author: Charles Edward McGuire

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810879515

Category: Music

Page: 368

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The Historical Dictionary of English Music seeks to identify and briefly annotate a wide range of subjects relating to English musical culture, largely from the early 15th century through 1958, dates that reflect the coalescence of an identifiable English style in the early Renaissance and the death of the iconic Ralph Vaughan Williams in the mid-20th century. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about English music.
Categories: Music

The A to Z of British Radio

The A to Z of British Radio

Historical dictionary of British radio / Seán Street. p. cm. — (Historical dictionaries of literature and the arts ; no. 10) Includes bibliographical references. 1. Radio broadcasting — Great Britain — History — Dictionaries. I. Title.

Author: Seán Street

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810870134

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

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The A to Z of British Radio relates the history of this medium through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on the BBC and other companies, many of the specific stations, the more memorable programs and those who wrote for or appeared on them, and the administrative and technical aspects. This quick reference tool's structure and ease of navigation will have scholars, students, radio industry professionals, journalists, and critics turning to it again and again.
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Historical Dictionary of Old Time Radio

Historical Dictionary of Old Time Radio

P w .o HISTORICAL DICTIONARIES OF LITERATURE AND THE ARTS Jon Woronoff, Series Editor . Science Fiction Literature, by Brian Stableford, 2004. ... American Radio Soap Operas, by Jim Cox, 2005. ... British Radio, by Sean Street, 2006.

Author: Jon D. Swartz

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810864221

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

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The term Old Time Radio refers to the relatively brief period from 1926, when the National Broadcasting Company first began network broadcasting, until approximately 1960, when television became the dominant communication medium in the United States. During this time, radio was as popular and ubiquitous as television is today. It was amazingly varied in the types of programming it offered; many characters and programs were so popular that virtually everyone was familiar with them. Even today, recorded versions of these programs are still extremely popular and widely available, both from commercial outlets and from hobbyists. Behind the production of these programs was a complex technological and financial infrastructure that had to be developed virtually from scratch in a world unaccustomed to the rapid communication and technological marvels that we take for granted today. The Historical Dictionary of Old Time Radio provides essential facts and information on the Golden Age of Radio. This is accomplished through the use of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the radio networks, programs, directors, producers, writers, actors, radio series, and radio stations. Entries on your favorite shows_The Lone Ranger, The Shadow, Dragnet, and Suspense_and actors_Bob Hope, George Burns, Gracie Allen, and Edgar Bergen_will have you jumping from one entry to the next as you relive old favorites and discover hidden treasures from the Golden Age of Radio.
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Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema

Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema

African American Cinema, Second Edition, by S. Torriano Berry and Venise T. Berry, 2015. British Radio, Second Edition, by Seán Street, 2015. Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema Second Edition S. Torriano.

Author: S. Torriano Berry

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442247024

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 566

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about African American cinema.
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Historical Dictionary of Russian Music

Historical Dictionary of Russian Music

HISTORICAL. DICTIONARIES. OF. LITERATURE. AND. THE. ARTS. Jon Woronoff, Series Editor American Radio Soap Operas, by Jim Cox, 2005. Fantasy Literature, by Brian Stableford, ... British Cinema, by Alan Burton and Steve Chibnall, 2013.

Author: Daniel Jaffé

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538130087

Category: Music

Page: 563

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Historical Dictionary of Russian Music, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 600 cross-referenced entries for each of Russia’s major performing organizations and performance venues, and on specific genres such as ballet, film music, symphony and church music.
Categories: Music

Historical Dictionary of Architecture

Historical Dictionary of Architecture

Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts Jon Woronoff, Series Editor . Science Fiction Literature, by Brian Stableford, 2004. ... American Radio Soap Operas, by Jim COX, 2005. ... British Radio, by Sean Street, 2006. 11. 12.

Author: Allison Lee Palmer

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810862832

Category: Architecture

Page: 401

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The Historical Dictionary of Architecture provides information on architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Tadao Ando, Leon Battista Alberti, Filippo Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, and Konstantin Stepanovich Melnikov, as well as on famous structures like the Acropolis, the Colosseum, the Forbidden City, Machu Pichu, Notre Dame, the Pyramids of Giza, Stonehenge, and the World Trade Center. The dictionary examines the development of architecture over the centuries through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the major architects, well-known buildings, time periods, styles, building types, and materials in world architecture.
Categories: Architecture