A Golden Age of British Illustration
Author: Martin Baker
Publisher: Chris Beetles Limited
Category: Performing Arts
View: 9057Presents some of the most popular Radio Times covers of all time and features biographical notes on the illustrators. An exemplary publication.
Author: Tony Currie
Category: Radio Times
Author: David Stafford,Caroline Stafford
Publisher: Omnibus Press
View: 7672On 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.
Author: Radio Times Team
Author: Abi Grant
View: 4031Set 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."
Author: Radio Times
Publisher: Radio Times
Category: Motion pictures
View: 2737Film and cinema.
Author: Mark Lewisohn
View: 4677This 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.
Author: Kilmeny Fane-Saunders
Category: Motion pictures
View: 3252A guide to over 20,000 films, and a record of cinema from the silent era to the present day.
Author: BBC Worldwide
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Publishing
Author: William Shaw
Category: Thrillers (Motion pictures)
View: 2511The essential guide to the best edge of your seat thrillers.
Author: Thomas Hajkowski
Publisher: Manchester University Press
View: 9779Examining 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.
Author: Brian Hennessy,John Hennessy
Popular Culture, Popular Anxieties
Author: Darryl Jones,Elizabeth McCarthy,Bernice M. Murphy
Category: Social Science
View: 9019An 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.
Author: William Shaw
Author: John Tovey
Category: Cookery, English
View: 8159A collection of John Tovey's weekly cookery column in Radio Times which features the best of his recipes including Sticky Toffee Pudding, Leg of Lamb in Hay and his recipes for soups. Every recipe is illustrated with step-by-step photographs showing the techniques involved in detail.
Author: Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
View: 6914In einem volkstümlichen Viertel Neapels wachsen sie auf, derbes Fluchen auf den Straßen, Familien, die sich seit Generationen befehden, das Silvesterfeuerwerk artet in eine Schießerei aus. Hier gehen sie gemeinsam in die Schule, die unangepasste, draufgängerische Lila und die schüchterne, beflissene Elena, beide darum wetteifernd, besser zu sein als die andere. Bis Lilas Vater sein brillantes Kind zwingt, in der Schusterei mitzuarbeiten, und Elena mit dem bohrenden Verdacht zurückbleibt, das Leben zu leben, das eigentlich ihrer besten, ihrer so unberechenbaren Freundin zugestanden hätte.