Seeing Things: Television in an Age of Uncertainty
John Ellis outlines here his ambitious project of redefining our view of television. Using the idea of "witness" to explore both television and its audiences, he focuses on the fudamental changes that this powerful medium has gone through in the last twenty years, demonstrating how it uses all the means at its disposal, from scheduling and talk shows to documentaries and computer graphics, to mediate between conflicting approaches to our modern age.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
advertising American audience availability BBC1 BBC2 became become brand Britain British Film Institute British television broadcast television camera Channel 4's characters cinema commercial television consumer Coronation Street crucial culture defined Delia Smith demographic distinctive documentary domestic drama emotional entertainment episode Europe everyday exists experience of witness fiction film footage format genre graphic Hancock's Half Hour images important increasingly individuals industry ITV's Jeremy Isaacs kinds leisure programmes live London Lucy Show material medium Michael Grade modern narrative nature NYPD Blue offer Oxford particular photographic popular possible Press problems production programme-makers public service broadcasting radio recording role Routledge scarcity scheduling screen sense situation comedy slot soap opera social society sound speculation stories strategy success talk arena talk shows technologies tele television programmes television service television's tion twentieth century University viewers viewing visual