Radio Times Guide to Films 2008


Author: Radio Times,Sue Robinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780955588600

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1700

View: 1706

This guide reviews over 21,000 films and features over 500 new entries. There are cast, character, writer and director credits, plus family viewing advice and BBFC classification, as well as video and DVD availability for all titles.

Cupid Stunts:The Life & Radio Times Of Kenny Everett


Author: David Stafford,Caroline Stafford

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857128671

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 9793

On paper, Kenny Everett's qualifications did not look promising – with little in the way of education, physique or social skills. What he had was a gift for funny voices, an oblique imagination and a way with a tape recorder. Yet, the British radio revolution in the ‘60s and ‘70s needed these exact qualities. Ever a corporate player, Kenny was frequently fired, but still went on to reinvent television. Meanwhile, outside the studios, the challenge to 'get a life' brought moments of ecstasy, frequent bother and at least one suicide attempt. And at the exact moment when tabloid frenzy about the AIDS epidemic reached its peak, he came out. This new biography, based on intricate documentary research as well as interviews with colleagues, friends and enemies – including Alexei Sayle, Barry Cryer, David Mallet and "Whispering" Bob Harris – not only gets under the skin of the man, but also gives a taste of the times. Cupid Stunts covers the novelty and excitement of hearing all-pop radio for the first time, the terror and bluster of the high-ups, the brilliant blossoming of gay culture throughout the 70s and 80s, and the tragedy and vile hypocrisy that surrounded the AIDS epidemic.

Artists of Radio Times

A Golden Age of British Illustration


Author: Martin Baker

Publisher: Chris Beetles Limited


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

View: 2677

Presents some of the most popular Radio Times covers of all time and features biographical notes on the illustrators. An exemplary publication.

The BBC and National Identity in Britain, 1922-53


Author: Thomas Hajkowski

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 152611884X


Page: 264

View: 5670

Examining the ways in which the BBC constructed and disseminated British national identity during the second quarter of the twentieth century, this book is the first study that focuses in a comprehensive way on how the BBC, through its radio programs, tried to represent what it meant to be British. The BBC and national identity in Britain offers a revision of histories of regional broadcasting in Britain that interpret it as a form of cultural imperialism. The regional organization of the BBC, and the news and creative programming designed specifically for regional listeners, reinforced the cultural and historical distinctiveness of Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The BBC anticipated, and perhaps encouraged, the development of the hybrid "dual identities" characteristic of contemporary Britain. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of nationalism and national identity, British imperialism, mass media and media history, and the "four nations" approach to British history.

Radio Times Guide to Films 2012


Author: ben Preston,Radio Times Film Unit

Publisher: BBC Worldwide Publishing

ISBN: 9780956752314

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1664

View: 1770

The 'Radio Times Guide to Films' reviews thousands of films and includes cast, character, writer and director credits, plus family viewing advice and BBFC classification, as well as Blu-ray, HD and DVD availability for all titles.

Radio Times Guide to Films 2016


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992936426


Page: 1712

View: 6698

The 'Radio Times Guide to Films' reviews thousands of films and includes cast, character, writer and director credits, plus family viewing advice and BBFC classification, as well as Blu-ray, HD and DVD availability for all titles.

Die Magie der kleinen Dinge



Author: Jessie Burton

Publisher: Limes Verlag

ISBN: 3641157838

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 6599

Wenn der Schein trügt, muss man zweimal hinsehen Die junge Nella wird mit dem Amsterdamer Handelsmann Johannes Brandt verheiratet. Als sie sein herrschaftliches Haus an der Herengracht zum ersten Mal betritt, schlägt ihr kalte Abneigung von Seiten ihrer neuen Familie entgegen. Nur das Hochzeitsgeschenk spendet ihr Trost: ein Puppenhaus, das eine exakte Nachbildung ihres neuen Zuhauses ist. Doch bald werden Nella mysteriöse kleine Nachbildungen ihrer neuen Familienmitglieder geschickt – und Hinweise auf das, was diese verbergen. Nella beginnt zu ahnen, dass sich hinter der perfekten Fassade der Brandts tiefe Abgründe verbergen – und Geheimnisse, die sie alle in ihren Sog ziehen werden ...

It Came From the 1950s!

Popular Culture, Popular Anxieties


Author: Darryl Jones,Elizabeth McCarthy,Bernice M. Murphy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230337236

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

View: 6791

An eclectic and insightful collection of essays predicated on the hypothesis that popular cultural documents provide unique insights into the concerns, anxieties and desires of their times. 1950s popular culture is analysed by leading scholars and critics such as Christopher Frayling, Mark Jancovich, Kim Newman and David J. Skal.

Radio Times


Author: Abi Grant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780573081088

Category: Drama

Page: 102

View: 1972

Set in London's Criterion Theatre in the Spring of 1941, Radio Times traces the struggles of the cast of Variety Bandwagon, a BBC light entertainment show, broadcasting for the first time live to America. Incorporating the music of Noel Gay, author of Me and My Girl, this heart-warming and highly-entertaining show includes the classic numbers "There's Something About a Soldier"; "Run, Rabbit, Run"; "Who's Been Polishing the Sun?" and "Hey Little Hen."

Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy


Author: Mark Lewisohn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780563488460


Page: 964

View: 3837

This volume features details of every comedy show broadcast on British television, from the first shows inception in 1936 to the present day. Full broadcast details, cast information, credits, synopsis and critique are included.

RadioTimes Guide to Films 2018


Author: "Radio Times" Film Unit

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992936440

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1216

View: 9366

Contains information on 24, 000 films: cast, character, writer and director credits, essential family viewing advice, along with BBFC classifications. Also includes an in-depth awards section detailing Oscar and Bafta nominees and winners in key categories since 1927, plus historic winners at the Golden Globes and Cannes & Berlin festivals.