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The British Television Pilot Episodes Research Guide 1936-2015 By Christopher Perry
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A new idea can become an expensive flop for TV executives. So from the earliest days of television, the concept of a pilot episode seemed like a good idea. Trying out new actors; new situations and... More > new concepts before making a series was good economical sense. It was also tax deductible. Sometimes these pilots were shown on television; sometimes they were so awful they were hidden from sight in archives; and sometimes they were excellent one-offs, but a series seemed elusive and never materialised. Chris Perry has always been fascinated by the pilot episode. So many pilots are made annually, but never seen by audiences. Only a handful appear on screen. It’s a hidden world of comedy, variety, drama and factual programming. This volume attempts to lift the lid on the world of the TV pilot by revealing the many transmitted and untransmitted episodes made through the decades.< Less
Blue Peter: Inside The Archives By Richard Marson
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Blue Peter is the world’s longest running children’s programme. The ‘Blue Peter’ is actually the name of a flag, traditionally lowered 24 hours before a ship sets sail on a... More > new voyage. The show’s creator, John Hunter Blair, chose the name because he thought that each edition should be like setting off on a new voyage. He had no idea how far his ship would sail or that it would become a cultural phenomenon in its own right. Since that first transmission on 16 October 1958 there have been over 4400 editions, thirty-four presenters and a whole menagerie of pets. In this book, you will find a fully comprehensive guide, not only to that fabulous archive, but also to the wide range of spin-off programmes which came out of the Blue Peter stable – from Blue Peter Special Assignments and Val Meets The VIPS to Treasure Houses and Duncan Dares. There is also a section on much of the relevant and existing related material, from radio and television – interviews, behind-the-scenes reports and documentaries.< Less
The British Television Music & Light Entertainment Research Guide 1936-2012 Volume 5 By Simon Coward, Richard Down, Chris Perry
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The Bay City Rollers, The Spice Girls, Roxy Music, The Beatles, Take That, Slade, Tina Turner, Des O’Connor, Jack Jackson, Count Basie, Kylie Minogue, Jethro Tull and many many others are all... More > currently appearing in The British Television Music & Light Entertainment Research Guide 1936-2012 including music, variety, pop, quiz, game and chat show genres, as hosted by Bruce Forsyth, Fearne Cotton, Noel Edmonds, Russell Harty, Jimmy Tarbuck, Rowland Rivron, Clive James, Larry Grayson and Terry Wogan... transmitted on channels including BBC 1, ATV, Channel 4, Associated Redifussion, ITV 1, Sky One, BBC 2, Channel 5, HTV, Scottish TV and Granada... alongside many other acts, top of the bill on Parkinson, Top of the Pops, The Generation Game, Val Doonican, Later with Jools Holland, Des O’Connor Tonight, Lift Off, Crackerjack, and heaps of other shows...< Less
The British Television Music & Light Entertainment Research Guide 1936-2012 Volume 1 By Simon Coward, Richard Down, Chris Perry
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The Bay City Rollers, The Spice Girls, Roxy Music, The Beatles, Take That, Slade, Tina Turner, Des O’Connor, Jack Jackson, Count Basie, Kylie Minogue, Jethro Tull and many many others are all... More > currently appearing in The British Television Music & Light Entertainment Research Guide 1936-2012 including music, variety, pop, quiz, game and chat show genres, as hosted by Bruce Forsyth, Fearne Cotton, Noel Edmonds, Russell Harty, Jimmy Tarbuck, Rowland Rivron, Clive James, Larry Grayson and Terry Wogan... transmitted on channels including BBC 1, ATV, Channel 4, Associated Redifussion, ITV 1, Sky One, BBC 2, Channel 5, HTV, Scottish TV and Granada... alongside many other acts, top of the bill on Parkinson, Top of the Pops, The Generation Game, Val Doonican, Later with Jools Holland, Des O’Connor Tonight, Lift Off, Crackerjack, and heaps of other shows...< Less

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