Some Thoughts on Television History and Historiography: A British Perspective

Lacey, Stephen
May 2006
Critical Studies in Television;2006, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p3
Academic Journal
This essay takes as its starting-point the renewed interest in television history, especially the history of television drama, which has been in evidence in the last ten years, and celebrates the hybridity and inter-disciplinarity of television scholarship whilst exploring some of the challenges that writing television history poses. At a time of considerable technological change, when the means of production and distribution are being revolutionised along with the conditions of television viewing, and when television's past is now a central part of its present, it is argued that 'good enough' accounts of history and historiography are urgent.


Related Articles

  • History of TV. Thompson, Craig // History Today;Oct2006, Vol. 56 Issue 10, p3 

    In this article the author, a television producer, discusses the rise of history-themed television shows. He writes on the occasion of the 2006 World Congress of History Producers held in London, England. He describes the various events of the congress including a number of master classes,...

  • Las nuevas aportaciones de la televisión digital en los contenidos de la programación y en las formas de consumo de Brasil y España. ALENCAR, Amanda Paz // Revista Comunicação Midiática;jan/abr2013, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p221 

    A reframing of the new forms of contents production by general-interest public and private channels relies on new contributions brought by programming support in digital technology. For this study, we have developed a methodology for analyzing TV production of the main general interest channels...

  • Orienteering on TV - great potential. Persson, Björn // Orienteering World;Nov2010, Vol. 2010, p10 

    The article discusses the potential of orienteering as a television (TV) sport. Orienteering becomes more visible on TV as in the case in Czech Republic where viewers rate the sport as equal to basketball. Producer Karel Jonak says that orienteering has a potential as a TV sport by using GPS...

  • Showtime casts vote for a 'Strange' pact. Feiwell, Jill // Daily Variety;7/27/2001, Vol. 272 Issue 39, p12 

    Reports on Showtime's deal with producer Steven Haft and writer Jacob Epstein to develop a television drama based on the 2000 presidential election in the United States.

  • Fox, UPN greenlight dramas. Schneider, Michael // Daily Variety;1/17/2006, Vol. 290 Issue 12, p4 

    The article reports on the decision of Fox and UPN to approve the production of several television programs. Fox has granted its approval for the production of television drama that revolve around Southern mobsters and a retired treasure hunter. A television program from Kevin Williamson is also...

  • Fortune favours the brave. Wakefield, Philip // Onfilm;Dec2005/Jan2006, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p15 

    The article reports on the release of the television program "Outrageous Fortune" on DVD format in 2005. According to executive producer John Barnett, the release of the program on DVD was not planned. Moreover, he said that the release of a drama series on DVD is risky due to costs, small...

  • Fillion on hold for talent deal at Fox, 20th TV. Andreeva, Nellie // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;10/17/2006, Vol. 396 Issue 30, p4 

    The article reports that actor Nathan Fillion has inked a talent holding deal with Fox Broadcasting Co. and the company Twentieth Century Fox Television. Under the pact, the studio and the network will develop a comedy or drama script for the actor. Fillion, who most appeared in the feature...

  • Actor kudo for Kim. Sunhee, Han // Daily Variety;10/31/2008, Vol. 301 Issue 20, p4 

    The article provides information on the Korean Drama Awards to be held on November 1, 2008. It says that Kim Myung-min will receive the grand price for actor due to his performance in the television (TV) drama "Beethoven Virus." The TV series "Mom Has Grown Horns" from Korean Broadcasting System...

  • Fox likes look of Landscape. Adalian, Josef // Daily Variety;12/9/2005, Vol. 289 Issue 50, p1 

    The article reports on the agreement between Landscape Entertainment and Fox Broadcasting Co. The partnership plans to produce a one-hour drama about a sex therapist. The studio will develop at least two scripts fro the network. As for the untitled drama project, Karen Stillman is writing the...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics