London Calling: How the BBC Stole the Referendum

The Scottish Independence Referendum captivated a kingdom for over 3 years. whilst Alex Salmond's SNP gained a majority within the 2011 Scottish election it signalled the beginning of the main electrical political crusade in united kingdom historical past. That crusade ended on September 18th 2014 whilst Scots voted to stay a part of the Union.

But how did a small lead for convinced develop into a 10 aspect triumph for No over the last fourteen days of the crusade? Why used to be a backbench Labour MP given unheard of entry to BBC airwaves with a view to factor pledges he had no authority to make? used to be a Scottish Labour social gathering specific consultant allowed to persuade the content material of BBC Scotland political programmes?

The media’s position within the referendum crusade has escaped scrutiny, beforehand. This e-book shines the highlight at the largest media beast of all - the BBC. What it finds will surprise you.

'London Calling – How the BBC stole the Referendum', chronicles the descent of the BBC in Scotland from a as soon as depended on broadcaster to an business enterprise so despised that millions of standard Scots marched on its Scottish HQ in protest at what they observed as its anti-independence bias.

The booklet takes the reader on a trip that starts with the arriving of devolution and culminates within the No campaign's triumph within the referendum on September 18th 2014. the adventure is signposted through a number of key political occasions and the BBC’s assurance explored.

The booklet finds how Donald Trump, Al Megrahi and Rupert Murdoch have been utilized by the broadcaster in an try at selling an anti-SNP narrative. It additionally unearths how headlines have been altered, video pictures edited, tales suppressed and debates loaded because the country broadcaster resisted the political swap happening all through Scotland.

'London Calling - How the BBC stole the Referendum' paints an image of a BBC not able to evolve to Scottish Devolution and which stood Canute like opposed to the ocean swap the referendum epitomised. an organization in denial over its personal shortcomings.

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New Flows in Global TV

New Flows in worldwide television provides a pioneering research into tv distribution around the world and the worldwide exchange in tv software codecs. issues comprise explorations of the way indicates like Who desires to Be a Millionaire? and Big Brother are reformatted for audiences in diversified markets similar to Argentina, South Africa, the center East, and China; the foreign movement of Dallas within the Eighties; and Australian and uk programming exports within the final decade. Moran argues that distribution is the the most important hyperlink in a sequence that dictates the intake and buy of tv content material. therefore, New Flows in international TV may be a key textual content for students of worldwide media, offering finished perception into the cultural, social and monetary exchanges underlying media programming.

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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Tunes into TV

By Bathroom Readers' Institute

What does Homer Simpson name “friend…mother…secret lover?” tv, you meathead! the following comes your wacky neighbor Uncle John to provide television the best way simply he can. From attempt styles to Top Chef, from My 3 Sons to Mad Men, in addition to television information, advertisements, scandals, sitcoms, dramas, fact indicates, and yadda yadda yadda, Uncle John's toilet Reader Tunes into TV is “dy-no-mite!” learn about…

Gilligan’s seven lethal sins
The within tale of TV’s first commercial
What is going on behind the curtain of Jeopardy!
The such a lot enormously weird and wonderful exhibits from round the world
Why Gene Roddenberry attempted to beam the unique Star Trek solid into space
What truth convey manufacturers don’t wish you to know
How the King of past due evening overwhelmed his competition
What particularly went down at the island of LOST
Unexpected sitcom fatalities
TV’s maximum chimps
And a lot, a lot more!

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A Brief Guide to Star Trek

By Brian J. Robb

For over forty years famous person Trek has made a gorgeous cultural impression. Now extra renowned than ever - J.J. Abrams' reinvented celebrity Trek motion picture used to be one of many field workplace hits of 2009, grossing $385 million around the globe - the 'franchise' keeps to have cultural, social and political resonance all over the world. superstar Trek has replaced not only the best way we glance at area but additionally our personal global. It gave the tradition a lexicon of catchphrases, from "Beam me up, Scotty" to Dr McCoy's many lawsuits starting "I'm a physician, now not a [...]!" a lot of the 'future' know-how depicted on superstar Trek has come to add in lifestyle, from the communicator-like cell phone to laptop contact monitors now taken without any consideration. some of the world's so much trendy scientists have been encouraged to pursue their careers (as have been many writers and artists) as a result of an early publicity to big name Trek. In a quick consultant to superstar Trek, professional Brian J Robb charts the increase and upward push of the express and explores its influence our tradition.

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Considering David Chase: Essays on The Rockford Files, Northern Exposure and The Sopranos

A compelling and leading edge tv author, David Chase has created specific courses because the Nineteen Seventies, each one reflecting his edgy humor and mental realism. those severe essays research Chase's tv writings, putting specific emphasis on how his earlier works have formed and inspired the present cultural phenomenon of HBO's The Sopranos, and learning Chase's use of id, neighborhood, and position in defining his on-screen characters. issues explored contain Chase's constructs of the city L.A. setting in The Rockford Files, the portrayal of hybridized American archetypes in Northern Exposure, and the translation of sexual identity/masculinity in The Sopranos. An appendix containing whole episode courses for The Rockford records, Northern Exposure, and The Sopranos can also be incorporated.

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The Women Who Made Television Funny: Ten Stars of 1950s Sitcoms

By David C. Tucker

Lots of the brilliant and gifted actresses who made the US snigger within the Fifties are off the air at the present time, yet their pioneering Hollywood careers irrevocably replaced the face of tv comedy. those shrewdpermanent and sassy ladies effectively negotiated the dangers of the male-dominated office with classification and humor, and the paintings they did within the Nineteen Fifties is artistic nonetheless through modern-day criteria. not able to fall again on powerful language, surprise worth, or racial and sexual epithets, the feminine sitcom stars of the Nineteen Fifties entertained with natural expertise and monitor savvy. As they did so, they helped to put the root for the advance of tv comedy. This booklet will pay tribute to ten renowned tv actresses who performed lead roles in well known comedy exhibits of the Fifties. each one bankruptcy covers the works and personalities of 1 actress: Lucille Ball (I Love Lucy), Gracie Allen (The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show), Eve Arden (Our pass over Brooks), Spring Byington (December Bride), Joan Davis (I Married Joan), Anne Jeffreys (Topper), Donna Reed (The Donna Reed Show), Ann Sothern (Private Secretary and The Ann Sothern Show), Gale hurricane (My Little Margie and The Gale hurricane express: Oh! Susanna), and Betty White (Life with Elizabeth). for every superstar, a profession caricature is supplied, concentrating totally on her tv paintings but in addition noting achievements in different components. Appendices supply forged and staff lists, a chronology, and an extra biographical comic strip of 10 much less well-known actresses who deserve reputation.

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Top of the Pops 50th Anniversary

By Patrick Humphries, Steve Bracknell

It’s quantity One... it’s most sensible Of The Pops', for each new release from 1964, till the exhibit resulted in 2006, that used to be the sentence each younger tv viewer sat right down to pay attention. At its height, 1 / 4 of the UKs complete inhabitants was once looking at. 'Top Of The Pops' used to be the pivotal pop tv programme over its 2,000 weekly episodes, the programme gave top airtime to each act, from The Beatles to Beyonce... from Cream to Coldplay... from purple Floyd to crimson! From its humble beginnings in 1964 from a disused church via to the programme’s pan-global charm within the Nineties, 'Top Of The Pops' turned synonymous with the simplest in pop tv. This e-book tells the exceptional tale of 'Top of the Pops'. it's not simply the tale of a long-running tv programme. the tale of 'Top of the Pops' is the tale of British well known song. it's a shadow historical past of British rock & roll, and past. it's the tale of ways a 6-week convey became a pan-global phenomenon and the way for forty years, 'Top of the Pops' used to be a British establishment. With a span of approximately part a century, there are such a lot of highlights: The Beatles in simple terms stay visual appeal, in 1966, selling Paperback Writer... the Who getting banned... the 1st color variation in 1969... David Bowie’s step forward functionality of Starman in 1972... Nirvana’s chaotic 1991 visual appeal selling Smells Like youngster Spirit... the Blur as opposed to Oasis battle... Justin Timberlake enjoying bass with the Flaming Lips in 2003... 'Top Of The Pops II' was once introduced in 1994, bringing the programme to a complete new viewers. round the similar time, the BBC approved the 'Top Of The Pops' model to over ninety international locations, with an envisioned viewers of a hundred million. even though it ceased broadcasting in 2006, due to the net, compilation CDs; and repeated viewing on BBC4... 'Top Of The Pops' lives on.

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The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History

By John Ortved

The Simpsons is without doubt one of the such a lot profitable indicates to ever run on tv. From its first second on air, the series's wealthy characters, subversive topics, and layered humor resounded deeply with audiences either old and young who sought after extra from their leisure than what used to be being meted out on the time via the likes of Full House, Growing Pains, and Family Matters. Spawned as an lively brief on The Tracy Ullman Show—mere filler with the intention to advertisement breaks—the sequence grew from a arguable cult favourite to a mainstream powerhouse, and after nineteen years the citizens of Springfield not easily hold up a replicate to our lifestyle: they've got ingrained themselves into it.
 
John Ortved's oral background could be the first-ever glance backstage on the production and day by day working of The Simpsons, as advised by means of a number of the those that made it: between them writers, animators, manufacturers, and community executives. It’s an exciting but hilarious story, filled with betrayal, ambition, and love. just like the kin it depicts, the show's artistic forces were riven by means of disorder from the get-go—outsize egos clashing with studio executives and each other over credits for and keep watch over of a pop-culture establishment. opposite to well known trust, The Simpsons didn't spring out of 1 man's mind, totally shaped, like a hilarious Athena. Its inception was once a method, with many oldsters, and this book tells the story.

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Inside HBO's Game of Thrones: The Collector's Edition

By Bryan Cogman, Will Simpson, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, George R. R. Martin

This marvelous collector’s variation features a lavishly illustrated ebook at the making of the express, scrolled maps, plus an artist’s portfolio that includes never-before-seen storyboards, all housed in a good-looking gold-stamped case.

The booklet finds how the best-selling myth sequence used to be translated right into a sequence that has captivated thousands of audience. It comprises 1000s of unpublished set photographs, creation and gown designs, plus relatives bushes, a dissection of the Dothraki language, and histories of the geographical regions. Interviews with actors and staff individuals, in addition to a foreword through George R.R. Martin, make this an specific window into the exhibit.

The storyboards portfolio indicates how comedian publication artist Will Simpson singlehandedly storyboarded seasons one and and contours deleted scenes and exchange scenes. Storyboards are seldom made public, so this assortment is as infrequent because it is interesting.

Completing the package deal are maps of Westeros and Esos. lovers will realize the maps from the HBO move bonus fabric for Season 2. revealed on archival, acid-free paper, and prepared for framing, those maps deliver the realm of online game of Thrones to existence.

Product Features:
     • a fantastic foil-stamped clamshell case
     • Inside HBO’s online game of Thrones: Hardcover, 192 pages, absolutely illustrated with padded case and foil stamping
     • The Storyboards: hardcover, 192 pages, totally illustrated with emboss and ribbon marker
     • eleven x 22 inch scrolled colour maps revealed on archival, acid-free paper

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