The Quiz Show
By (author) Su Holmes
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Quiz Show by Su Holmes
Book DescriptionDespite its enduring popularity with both broadcasters and audiences, the quiz show has found itself marginalised in studies of popular television. This book offers a unique introduction to the study of the quiz show, while also revisiting, updating and expanding on existing quiz show scholarship. Ranging across programmes such as Double Your Money, The $64,000 Dollar Question, Twenty-One, The Price is Right, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and The Weakest Link to the controversial 'Quiz TV Call' phenomenon, the book explores programmes with a focus on question and answer. Topics covered include the relationship between quiz shows and television genre; the early broadcast history of the quiz show; questions of institutional regulation; quiz show aesthetics; the social significance of 'games'; 'ordinary' people as television performers, and questions of quiz show reception (from interactivity to on-line fandom). Key Features *Represents one of few book-length studies of the quiz show *Offers an accessible introduction to the genre for undergraduate students *Draws upon new archival research in order to contribute to knowledge about the early history of the quiz show *Demonstrates why the quiz show matters to Television Studies *Brings together key approaches in the field with new interventions and areas of study (such as the quiz show in the multi-platform age, and the study of 'ordinary' people as performers).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748627530
(216mm x 138mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 13-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Su Holmes
Entertaining Television, Paperback (August 2013)
An energetic look at BBC Television in 1950s, illustrating how it was at the forefront of popular programming, including the first Reality TV programmes, quiz and game shows, even 'problem' talk shows.
In the Limelight and Under the Microscope, Paperback (April 2011)
A collection that explores the politics of female celebrity across a range of contemporary, historical, media and national contexts. It seeks to interrogate such phenomena by forging a greater conceptual, theoretical and historical dialogue between celebrity studies and critical gender studies.
Quiz Show, Hardback (October 2008)» View all books by Su Holmes
A study of the quiz and game show format which has proved to be consistently popular with viewers since the growth of the medium in the 1950s.
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Author Biography - Su Holmes
Su Holmes is Reader in Television Studies at the University of East Anglia.
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