It's A Yes From Me, A History of UK Talent Shows, covers the rise and rise of the TV talent show phenomenon in Britain. Covering such early talent shows as Carroll Levis Discoveries and Opportunity Knocks, plus more recent ones such as Britain's Got Talent and The X Factor, this book is an absolute must for anybody who loves British TV talent shows and wants to know more about their history....
Genre: Arts & Photography, Music, Television, Nonfiction
Size: 35 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 May 2017 onward
Read these short extracts from Alan Sugar's Unscripted: My Ten Years in Telly and remind yourself why you tune in to watch him on TV. His witty put-downs, laser-beam glare and no-nonsense approach have won him legions of fans on the BBC's award-winning show The Apprentice. But how has the East End boy turned multi-millionaire - a man famously allergic to wafflers - coped for ten years in the arty-farty world of television? Of course he did it his way, as he reveals in the extracts featured in Unscripted Extras. He describes why he can never be scripted, remembers some of his famous putdowns in the boardroom and cringes at a lead balloon moment. He also explains to a baggy-jumpered beanie-hat-wearing young director that he will not be spending all day filming a five-minute trail and refu...
Genre: Arts & Photography, Television, Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 May 2017 onward
Music videos were once something broadcast by MTV and received on our TV screens. Today, music videos are searched for, downloaded, and viewed on our computer screens -- or produced in our living rooms and uploaded to social media. In We Used to Wait, Rebecca Kinskey examines this shift. She investigates music video as a form, originally a product created by professionals to be consumed by nonprofessionals; as a practice, increasingly taken up by amateurs; and as a literacy, to be experimented with and mastered. Kinskey offers a short history of the music video as a communicative, cultural form, describing the rise and fall of MTV's Total Request Live and the music video's resurgence on YouTube. She examines recent shifts in viewing and production practice, tracing the trajectory of music ...
Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, Television, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 120 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 April 2017 onward