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Description - The Quiz Show by Su Holmes

Despite 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 Details

ISBN: 9780748627530
ISBN-10: 0748627537
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 13-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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