The Church on British Television

The Church on British Television

indicative of the many ways, that the Church of England has been a significant presence in British television. The Church as subject matter and setting traverses changes in a number of disparate areas: in policy and legislation, ...

Author: Marcus Harmes

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030381134

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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This book will be the first systematic and comprehensive text to analyze the many and contrasting appearances of the Church of England on television. It covers a range of genres and programs including crime drama, science fiction, comedy, including the specific genre of ‘ecclesiastical comedy’, zombie horror and non-fiction broadcasting. Readers interested in church and political history, popular culture, television and broadcasting history, and the social history of modern Britain will find this to be a lively and timely book. Programs that year after year sit enshrined as national favourites (for example Dad’s Army and Midsomer Murders) foreground the Church. From the Queen’s Christmas Message to royal weddings and Coronation Street, the clergy and services of England’s national church abound in television. This book offers detailed analysis of landmark examples of small screen output and raises questions relating to the storytelling strategies of program makers, the way the established Church is delineated, and the transformation over decades of congregations into audiences.
Categories: Performing Arts

Britain s Television Queen

Britain s Television Queen

These were fun times for very clever and talented fun people, as a result of which television was becoming a lot more fun, clever and talented, with more people on and off the television screens poking fun at British royalty, ...

Author: Bob Crew

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781780921310

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 171

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Focusing purely on Queen Elizabeth II's relationship with television, this book shows how she was ahead of the game in helping to change the face of British television from the outset of her reign in 1953 when she let the cameras into Westminster Abbey. The Queen embraced television at a time when Winston Churchill and her government advisors recommended that she should keep them out - on the grounds that the cameras would destroy her royal mystique - right through the 1950s which was Britain s television decade (for reasons that are not generally understood today), when Britain became the first nation in the world to have public service television. In 1969 the Queen opened the doors to the cameras once again for the invention of Britains first family-reality-TV, fly-on-the-wall programme, showing how she and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh and their children, Charles and Anne, went about their daily lives, thereby giving the seal of royal approval to reality-TV, ahead of the first programmes in the United States and the UK that followed in her wake. Queen Elizabeth II can accurately be described as a television queen, the first monarch to understand and embrace television and, in particular reality-TV, which is why she was light years ahead of other royals and her government ministers. Television was for her a right of passage and, not until she ran into bad and stormy weather with Princess Diana in the 1980s and 1990s, did she have any image problems with television. These problems no longer remain today, evidently, as once again the television arrangements are in full swing for her Diamond Jubilee celebrations this June. Queen Elizabeth II remains the most televised and visualised person in the world.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Acting in British Television

Acting in British Television

I was familiar with the W1A process because I was in an episode of Twenty Twelve – I played a guy from the Church of England who was concerned about the shared worship area. There are two handheld cameras and it's quite unfussy, ...

Author: Tom Cantrell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137470225

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 285

View: 757

This fascinating text offers the first in-depth exploration of acting processes in British television. Focused around 16 new interviews with celebrated British actors, including Rebecca Front, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Ken Stott, Penelope Wilton and John Hannah, this rich resource delves behind the scenes of a range of British television programmes in order to find out how actors build their characters for television, how they work on set and location, and how they create their critically acclaimed portrayals. The book looks at actors' work across four diverse but popular genres: soap opera; police and medical drama; comedy; and period drama. Its insightful discussion of hit programmes and its critical and contextual post-interview analysis, makes the text an essential read for students across television and film studies, theatre, performance and acting, and cultural and media studies, as well as academics and anyone interested in acting and British television.
Categories: Performing Arts

British Television Drama

British Television Drama

In the early 1960s, the BBC produced eight plays a year for the network, working out of a small studio in Dickenson Road which had originally been a church hall and later became the headquarters of a remarkable organisation that merits ...

Author: J. Bignell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137327581

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

View: 427

Featuring leading scholars of British television drama and noted writers and producers from the television industry, this new edition of British Television Drama evaluates past and present TV fiction since the 1960s, and considers its likely future.
Categories: Social Science

British Qualifications 2016

British Qualifications 2016

... Christian Churches 343 United Free Church of Scotland 344 The United Reformed Church 344 The Wesleyan Reform Union 344 CIMA -- The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants 305 Cinema, Film and Television British Kinematograph ...

Author: Philip Kogan

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749474812

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 600

View: 568

Now in its 46th edition, British Qualifications is the definitive one-volume guide to every qualification on offer in the United Kingdom. With an equal focus on vocational studies, this essential guide has full details of all institutions and organizations involved in the provision of further and higher education and is an essential reference source for careers advisors, students and employers. It also includes a comprehensive and up-to-date description of the structure of further and higher education in the UK. The book includes information on awards provided by over 350 professional institutions and accrediting bodies, details of academic universities and colleges and a full description of the current framework of academic and vocational education. It is compiled and checked annually to ensure accuracy of information.
Categories: Business & Economics

Encyclopedia of Television

Encyclopedia of Television

In the "satire boom" of the early 1960s the irreverent, topical, and politically oriented TW3 introduced satire to television in Britain. Among others topics, the program poked fun at the Royal family, the Church, high politics ...

Author: Horace Newcomb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135194796

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 2800

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The Encyclopedia of Television, second edtion is the first major reference work to provide description, history, analysis, and information on more than 1100 subjects related to television in its international context. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclo pedia of Television, 2nd edition website.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

British Qualifications

British Qualifications

... Union 506 The Church in Wales 498 The Church of England 499 The Church of Scotland 501 CIMA - The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants 417 Cinema , Film and Television 509 British Kinematograph Sound and Television Society ...

Author: Kogan Page

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749441372

Category: Degrees, Academic

Page: 942

View: 237

In a single volume, the new edition of this guide gives comprehensive coverage of the developments within the fast-changing field of professional, academic and vocational qualifications.;Fully indexed, it provides details on all university awards and over 200 career fields, their professional and accrediting bodies, levels of membership and qualifications, and is a one-stop guide for careers advisors, students and parents. It should also enable human resource managers to verify the qualifications of potential employees.
Categories: Degrees, Academic

British Film and Television Year Book

British Film and Television Year Book

On the London stage, also appearing extensively on TV, and in many British films, including : Face in the Night, Wanted on Voyage, The Crowning Touch, Account Rendered. 1958: Films include: Hidden Homicide. 1963: Kill Her Gently.

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ISBN: UCAL:B4274257

Category: Motion pictures

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Categories: Motion pictures

Television as an Instrument of Terror

Television as an Instrument of Terror

I am also somewhat puzzled by its popularity in America since, as a rule, British television comedians such as Benny Hill, Morecambe and Wise, Ronnie Corbett, etc. are virtually unknown in America. It is doubtful that the typical ...

Author: George Sternlieb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351486668

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

View: 325

This volume explores the vast and endlessly growing subject of popular culture, mass culture, the public arts, and mass-mediated culture. They cover such varied forms of mass communication as television, the comics, advertising, humor, and fads, foods, and artifacts. Some of the essays have been published in such periodicals as Society magazine. Berger, widely recognized as a leading scholar in the field, continues to shape the thinking of today's scholars.
Categories: Social Science

An Introduction to Television Studies

An Introduction to Television Studies

health, parenting, teacher–pupil relations, homelessness and the Church, and explores the issues of identity, ... The respect for authorship in British television drama protected Shoot the Messenger from some kinds of criticism: its ...

Author: Jonathan Bignell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415419178

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 356

View: 582

In this comprehensive textbook, newly updated for its second edition, Jonathan Bignell provides students with a framework for understanding the key concepts and main approaches to Television Studies, including audience research, television history and broadcasting policy, and the analytical study of individual programmes. Features for the second edition include: a glossary of key terms key terms defined in margins suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter activities for use in class or as assignments new and updated case studies discussing advertisements such as the Guinness 'Surfer' ad, approaches to news reporting, television scheduling, and programmes such as Big Brother and Wife Swap. Individual chapters address: studying television, television histories, television cultures, television texts and narratives, television and genre, television production, postmodern television, television realities, television representation, television you can't see, shaping audiences, television in everyday life.
Categories: Performing Arts