Granada Television--The First Generation

Granada Television--The First Generation

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Unique, readable first hand accounts of one of the most significant periods in British television history. Introductory essay from leading academic Julia Hallam (University of Liverpool), sets the creation of Granada in the context of British broadcasting history and of television as it is today. Provides an insight into the culture of Granada TV during its pioneering early years, from the perspectives of writers, producers, directors, technicians and presenters. An illustrious collection of contributors, to name a few; Lord Isaacs, Lord MacDonald, Lord Birt, Michael Parkinson, Michael Apted, Stan Barstow, Nick Elliott, Victoria Wood, Kenith Trodd, Jack Rosenthal, Charles Sturridge, Anna Ford, Chris Kelly and Alan Plater. Concerns the production of such legendary programmes as World in Action, 'Brideshead Revisited, Coronation Street, A Family at War and What the Papers SayTogether with lights, it consumed vast quantities of juice; Steve always carried a 3 -inch nail to replace the 15 amp fuse in the unfortunate locationa#39;s fuse box. When we left Manchester Central High School after a chat with the Head, the fuse boxanbsp;...

Title:Granada Television--The First Generation
Author: John Finch, Michael Cox, Marjorie Giles
Publisher:Manchester University Press - 2003-11-08

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