'A wonderfully ambitious and clear introduction to television studies for the undergraduate reader.' – Gill Branston, University of Cardiff, and co-author of The Media Student’s Book
'An excellent introduction to television studies, with helpful accounts of key concepts tied to some engaging discussions of recent shows.' – David Gauntlett, University of Bournemouth and author of Media, Gender and Identity
'I have no doubt that this work will become a must for all students wishing to study the new and growing discipline of television studies.' – Paul Rixon, University of Surrey, Roehampton
'Destined to feature prominently on every television student’s preparatory reading wish-list.' – Deborah Jermyn, University of Surrey, Roehampton and co-editor of Understanding Reality Television
About the Author
Jonathan Bignell is Reader in Television and Film at the University of Reading. He is the author of Postmodern Media Culture (2000), Writing the Child in Media Theory (2002), Beckett in Television Studies (2001), and Beckett on Screen: The Television Plays (2003).