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The British Television Music & Variety Research Guide 1950 - 1997 By Richard Down, Christopher Perry
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This book contains a catalogue of British television music and variety shows commissioned by the light entertainment departments of the BBC and ITV companies, such as Wogan and The Old Grey Whistle... More > Test... with full archive holdings.< Less
Bob's Full House By Christopher Perry, Simon Coward
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The prolific comedian, writer and performer was famous worldwide for his sharp one-liners, topical gags and charming smile. He died of prostate cancer in 2003, aged 75, leaving behind a mystery... More > – did he own a mythical collection of films that were the sole surviving copies in the world? Indeed a vast collection of film reels, videos, scripts, photographs and audio tapes were amassed by the performer during his lifetime and after the death of his widow were handed over to Kaleidoscope in 2008 for future generations to enjoy. This book contains details of the material found within the Bob Monkhouse Collection. It is illustrated with many stills and script extracts from Bob’s work which no longer survives in broadcast form. Any enthusiast of television will enjoy this informative and well-researched guide to the golden years of radio, film and television light entertainment.< Less
The British Television Children's Research Guide 1950-1998 By Richard Marson, Richard Down, Christopher Perry
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This book provides a comprehensive catalogue of programmes commissioned by the children’s departments of BBC and ITV companies in the UK with archive holdings. Includes Crackerjack, Jackanory,... More > Blue Peter and much, much more.< Less
BBC Television Drama Research Guide 1936-2006 - Volume 4 (P-S) By Richard Down, Christopher Perry, Simon Coward
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Why was the BBC's opening programme shown twice on different days? Who produced the majority of pre-war BBC programmes? How was 'Doctor Who' created? What is the earliest surviving telerecording? How... More > many years did 'Sunday Night Theatre' make outstanding live plays? What shows were nearly made, but never completed? What character was originally called Tom Devises? This Research Guide gives detailed information on seventy years of BBC drama plays, series and serials. It’s all here: the great and the good; the one-offs and the soap operas; the sci-fi and the melodrama. Each volume is full of facts, fun and information about the origins of the BBC, including details of what survives in the archives. Regional programmes, school dramatisations and BBC test transmissions are included in detailed listings, and a selection of the finest radio output completes these staggering volumes.< Less
BBC Television Drama Research Guide 1936-2006 - Volume 1 (A-C) By Richard Down, Christopher Perry, Simon Coward
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Why was the BBC's opening programme shown twice on different days? Who produced the majority of pre-war BBC programmes? How was 'Doctor Who' created? What is the earliest surviving telerecording? How... More > many years did 'Sunday Night Theatre' make outstanding live plays? What shows were nearly made, but never completed? What character was originally called Tom Devises? This Research Guide gives detailed information on seventy years of BBC drama plays, series and serials. It’s all here: the great and the good; the one-offs and the soap operas; the sci-fi and the melodrama. Each volume is full of facts, fun and information about the origins of the BBC, including details of what survives in the archives. Regional programmes, school dramatisations and BBC test transmissions are included in detailed listings, and a selection of the finest radio output completes these staggering volumes.< Less
BBC Television Drama Research Guide 1936-2006 - Volume 2 (D-E) By Richard Down, Christopher Perry, Simon Coward
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Why was the BBC's opening programme shown twice on different days? Who produced the majority of pre-war BBC programmes? How was 'Doctor Who' created? What is the earliest surviving telerecording? How... More > many years did 'Sunday Night Theatre' make outstanding live plays? What shows were nearly made, but never completed? What character was originally called Tom Devises? This Research Guide gives detailed information on seventy years of BBC drama plays, series and serials. It’s all here: the great and the good; the one-offs and the soap operas; the sci-fi and the melodrama. Each volume is full of facts, fun and information about the origins of the BBC, including details of what survives in the archives. Regional programmes, school dramatisations and BBC test transmissions are included in detailed listings, and a selection of the finest radio output completes these staggering volumes.< Less
BBC Television Drama Research Guide 1936-2006 - Volume 3 (F-O) By Richard Down, Christopher Perry, Simon Coward
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Why was the BBC's opening programme shown twice on different days? Who produced the majority of pre-war BBC programmes? How was 'Doctor Who' created? What is the earliest surviving telerecording? How... More > many years did 'Sunday Night Theatre' make outstanding live plays? What shows were nearly made, but never completed? What character was originally called Tom Devises? This Research Guide gives detailed information on seventy years of BBC drama plays, series and serials. It’s all here: the great and the good; the one-offs and the soap operas; the sci-fi and the melodrama. Each volume is full of facts, fun and information about the origins of the BBC, including details of what survives in the archives. Regional programmes, school dramatisations and BBC test transmissions are included in detailed listings, and a selection of the finest radio output completes these staggering volumes.< Less
BBC Television Drama Research Guide 1936-2006 - Volume 5 (T-Z) By Richard Down, Christopher Perry, Simon Coward
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Why was the BBC's opening programme shown twice on different days? Who produced the majority of pre-war BBC programmes? How was 'Doctor Who' created? What is the earliest surviving telerecording? How... More > many years did 'Sunday Night Theatre' make outstanding live plays? What shows were nearly made, but never completed? What character was originally called Tom Devises? This Research Guide gives detailed information on seventy years of BBC drama plays, series and serials. It’s all here: the great and the good; the one-offs and the soap operas; the sci-fi and the melodrama. Each volume is full of facts, fun and information about the origins of the BBC, including details of what survives in the archives. Regional programmes, school dramatisations and BBC test transmissions are included in detailed listings, and a selection of the finest radio output completes these staggering volumes.< Less
British Independent Television Drama Research Guide 1955-2005 - Volume 4 (S-Z) By Richard Down, Christopher Perry, Simon Coward
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Have you ever wondered who was the lead actor in Public Eye? Who gave Bodie and Doyle their orders? What was Phil Redmond's first work for television? Where did the idea for Taggart come from? What... More > was Inspector Morse's first name? Who was The Unusual Miss Mulberry? Which show was planned as a spin-off from No Hiding Place, but was never made? Before Bad Girls, which drama series was also set in a prison? How many different actors have played Robin Hood over the years? Names, dates, working titles, footnotes, film spin-offs, archive holdings... this set of guides celebrates 50 Years of ITV programmes, and also covers Channel 4, Channel 5 and satellite shows. Whether you are a trivia buff, a quizmaster or serious telly historian, this book will give you loads of information, hours of reading and a starting-point for further investigations of your own.< Less
British Independent Television Drama Research Guide 1955-2005 - Volume 3 (K-R) By Richard Down, Christopher Perry, Simon Coward
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Have you ever wondered who was the lead actor in Public Eye? Who gave Bodie and Doyle their orders? What was Phil Redmond's first work for television? Where did the idea for Taggart come from? What... More > was Inspector Morse's first name? Who was The Unusual Miss Mulberry? Which show was planned as a spin-off from No Hiding Place, but was never made? Before Bad Girls, which drama series was also set in a prison? How many different actors have played Robin Hood over the years? Names, dates, working titles, footnotes, film spin-offs, archive holdings... this set of guides celebrates 50 Years of ITV programmes, and also covers Channel 4, Channel 5 and satellite shows. Whether you are a trivia buff, a quizmaster or serious telly historian, this book will give you loads of information, hours of reading and a starting-point for further investigations of your own.< Less