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  British Television
Television finance is becoming much tighter, as production costs escalate (responding to competition for top performers, programs and sporting events) beyond the general inflation rate.
In the early post-war years, however, television enthusiasts waged an uphill battle against those in higher BBC echelons who saw it as a cultural Trojan horse--committed predominantly to entertainment, brash and childish, not very civilised, and conducive to audience passivity.
In this period, all British broadcasters have had to adjust to a new and less supportive political mood--one that regards television more as an industry than a cultural agency and its institutions as badly in need of a shake-up.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/B/htmlB/britishtelev/britishtelev.htm   (4173 words)

  British television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
British television broadcasting has a range of different broadcasters, broadcasting multiple channels over a variety of distribution media.
ITV (Independent Television) was the name given to the original commercial British television broadcasters, set up on a regional basis in 1955 to provide competition to the BBC.
Digital terrestrial television was originally launched as a subscription-based service by a company called ONdigital, later ITV Digital, which failed commercially.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_television   (1070 words)

 British Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The televising of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth in June 1953 was an important landmark for British television with an estimated 20 million people watching the event on sets owned by neighbours and friends and on large screens erected in public venues for the occasion.
What is most noticeable about British television in the 1970s, given the growing instability in the social, economic and political sphere resulting from a breakdown in the post-war political consensus, is the degree of stability enjoyed by both broadcasting institutions throughout the decade.
Not that all television was as bland as Heartbeat in the nineties.
www.staffs.ac.uk /media/modulesppt/tvintro/britishtv.htm   (7986 words)

 Early British Television History
First with a demonstration of 'true' television (by reflected light rather than back-lit silhouettes) was a Scotsman, John Logie Baird.
In fact, colour television, stereoscopic television and television by infra-red light were all demonstrated by Baird before 1930.
In July 1930, the first British Television Play was transmitted - "The Man with the Flower in his Mouth".
www.tvdawn.com /tvhist1.htm   (1348 words)

 Cultures of British TV Drama
The ‘Cultures of British Television Drama, 1960-82’ project (2002-06), combines analytical and archival study of British TV drama programming with textual, generic, institutional and cultural study of the professional context of British TV drama output.
As a formative era in the history of British television drama, we were particularly interested in talking to the creators of popular drama about the issues of creativity and experimentation in television drama production during the sixties and seventies.
Organised by the Centre for Television Drama Studies at the University of Reading, under the auspices of the AHRB-funded research project, ‘Cultures of British Television Drama, 1960-82’, this conference focused on television drama in Britain, from the pre-war period of BBC broadcasting to the present day.
www.rdg.ac.uk /fd/Research/cbtd.htm   (718 words)

 British Television Comedy - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
British Television Comedy, history of British television entertainment—from early variety acts, through sketches and panel games, to sitcoms...
Briers, Richard (1934- ), British actor who had a successful career in television comedies before he was rediscovered as a classical actor.
Among these are softer-selling, often humorous and entertaining television and radio...
uk.encarta.msn.com /British_Television_Comedy.html   (160 words)

 glbtq >> arts >> British Television
Television, nevertheless, was awash with clipped male poodles and sturdy female stallions: British culture's acceptance of eccentricity was their protection and their potting mix.
It was the very rigidity of British society, its cap-doffing deference to royals and aristocrats still in place despite two devastating world wars and the destruction of an empire, that eventually forced homosexuality to rise to the surface, making it a television staple without which no viewing week would be complete.
With the arrest in 1953 of the esteemed and recently knighted actor John Gielgud and a high profile court case a year later involving a lord and a boy scout or two, the establishment, that interbred, intermarried coterie without which the status quo could not be maintained or even slightly adjusted, decided to act.
www.glbtq.com /arts/bri_tv.html   (666 words)

 Press Area
Nominations announced for The British Academy Television Awards sponsored by Pioneer in 2007
The Orange British Academy Film Awards on tour, in association with The Daily Telegraph and Cineworld
British Academy Television Awards Sponsored by Pioneer Nominations Announced
www.bafta.org /site/Jahia/pid/11   (493 words)

 Category:British television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The main article for this category is British television.
There are 21 subcategories shown below (more may be shown on subsequent pages).
[+] Television production companies of the United Kingdom
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:British_television   (72 words)

 USATODAY.com - The British TV shows have landed on DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
A second British Invasion is hitting American shores, nearly 40 years after The Beatles, Rolling Stones and The Who forever changed the course of rock 'n' roll.
British television shows, from Blackadder and Fawlty Towers comedies to Agatha Christie and P.D. James mysteries, are becoming a hot item on DVD.
Further spurring interest in British television product among U.S. consumers, he says, is the fact that a lot more British TV shows are showing up on PBS and on American cable networks like AandE, The History Channel and, in particular, BBC America, which was launched in 1997 and is now in some 35 million households.
www.usatoday.com /life/television/news/2003-07-18-brit-dvd_x.htm   (708 words)

My tolerance for television is limited but I still seem to clock up a high weekly intake in the winter months.
The leading British soap is Coronation Street, a clever combination of drama and comedy which has become an institution of national culture.
Quite a few of these links are US-based, an indication of the quality of British TV series and their popularity abroad.
www.fluxeuropa.com /british_tv.htm   (915 words)

 TV ACRES: Television Resources - British Shows
British TV Land - Collection of links to a variety of British television companies and their history.
Ryan's British TV Show Reviews - Written by a "Yank" from the states, this website is billed as "an American's survival guide to over 650 UK TV shows that have run in England and over the past eleven years."
TV50 - A smashing collection of British TV Idents, logos, jingles and other television station memorabilia from the years 1950 - 2000.
www.tvacres.com /tv_resources_british_shows.htm   (592 words)

 screenonline: Television
While British cinema has had to struggle to compete with mighty Hollywood, our television industry has long been the envy of the world.
How television has described and addressed Britain's cities, towns and countryside.
British television programmes from the 1930s to the present.
www.screenonline.org.uk /tv/index.html   (107 words)

Freak weather conditions allowed British television signals to be received in New York, the first transatlantic TV transmission, albeit unplanned
Television programmes from France were transmitted by the BBC, the first time TV standards had been converted for use from another country
The first rules governing violence on British television were issued to the BBC by Controller of Programmes Kenneth Adam.
www.sixtiescity.com /Television/BritishTV.htm   (1874 words)

 ETF - British Postwar Sets
British, European and South American TV When British television resumed in 1946, it re-started right at the same point in the Mickey Mouse cartoon where it was shut off in 1939.
By 1947, only 15,000 British homes had television sets, and there was only one TV station, in London.
Growth was much slower than in the U.S., with only 344,000 television homes by 1950.
www.earlytelevision.org /british_postwar.html   (114 words)

 Amazon.ca: The Intimate Screen: Early British Television Drama: Books: Jason Jacobs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
This book explores the formative period of British television drama, concentrating on the years 1936-55.
It examines the continuities and changes of early television drama, and the impact this had upon the subsequent 'golden age'.
drama as 'photographed stage plays' and argues that early television pioneers in fact produced a diverse range of innovative drama productions, using a wide range of techniques.
www.amazon.ca /Intimate-Screen-British-Television-Drama/dp/0198742339   (208 words)

 A History of British Film: Pioneers
The British film industry had the same beginnings and innovations as its counterparts in Europe and America.
Leon Gaumont and Charles Pathe had both opened film companies by 1909 and there were many films flooded onto the British market from Europe.
A History of British Film Early British Comedy Early Hitchcock Introduction to Humphrey Jennings Humphrey Jennings and Third Cinema.
www.zenbullets.com /britfilm/article.php?art=history&pgname=television   (171 words)

I have been a fan of British television since the Monty Python invasion of the early 1970s.
I worked three years for About.com as their British TV Guide and have archived the articles I wrote for them during that time.
or Benny Hill are the pinnacle of British television, you'll be in for a surprise!
www.eskimo.com /~rkj/brit.htm   (515 words)

 JR.com: Movies / Action-Adventure / British Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Though the Avengers are technically a slick, crime-fighting duo, for most male fans of the cult British television series, only one of...
Returning to television screens in 1976 after being absent for some seven years, spy master John Steed (Patrick Macnee) teams up with...
Although it only aired for one season (1971-1972), British television series The Persuaders holds a permanent place in the pantheon of...
www.jr.com /xs-movies-action-adventure-british-television--si!9754.html   (645 words)

 Petula Clark's British Television Appearances
In 1946, she launched her television career as the youngest host of her very own afternoon BBC series.
In her spare time--between her busy recording schedule, appearances on radio and in films and on the concert stage--Petula would appear as a cast regular on numerous TV series, make hundreds of guest appearances on nearly every variety and talk show in Britain and host several more of her own--award winning--television variety series.
Needless to say, Petula's British television career is vast, which is why this section has not yet been officially launched.
www.petulaclark.net /tv/britishtv.html   (637 words)

 BBC International Television | The BBC's International Commercial TV Channels
The channel is dedicated to food, showcasing the very best culinary programmes from across the globe.
BBC Entertainment is the brand new entertainment channel, showcasing the best of British comedy and drama.
Australia's general entertainment channel dedicated to the best of British television.
www.bbc.co.uk /tv   (148 words)

 British Television Nostalgia - 01   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
1954 was the year that children's television came of age.
The family was complete with Sam the gardener and a rascal of a hound called Spotty Dog, 'the biggest spotty dog you ever did see', famed for his strange bark and mechanical movements.
This is the children's television programme Trumpton with Windy Miller, PC McGary 452, and "Cuthbert, Dibble and Grub".
www.sterlingtimes.co.uk /television1.htm   (860 words)

 British Television Drama: A History
This book illuminates the varied history of British television drama in one volume for the first time--from its beginnings on the BBC in the '30s and '40s to its position at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
The book concludes with an assessment of the changes in British TV drama over its eventful history, especially examining the accusation that there has been a decline in the production of radical and progressive drama in the last twenty years.
He is currently researching regional British television drama at Manchester Metropolitan University.
www.ucpress.edu /books/bfi/pages/PROD0272.html   (164 words)

 The First Franco-British Television Programme Relay
It was decided by both the British BBC and the French RTF to set up several broadcast shows from Paris to England to allow to British people to discover France.
The technical challenge was far to be easy to overcome, since the British television standard was 405 lines while the French television broadcasted both 441 lines and 819 lines programs.
Live from the Tour Eiffel, the BBC announcer Sylvia Peters and RTF announcer Jacqueline Joubert are presenting the monument to the British audience while filmed by a PYE camera.
sky.prohosting.com /vtrs/french_british_relay.htm   (1451 words)

 Why British Television?
Men Behaving Badly could have been a hit in the States with the original scripts modified only slightly (translating UK slang and references to US slang and references), instead the show was wrecked.
There is less anti-television snobbery among the acting fraternity and many of today's biggest stars got their start on TV and continue to work in it after they've become established.
For a complete listing of article comments, questions, and other discussions related to Hunter Peters's British Television topic, please visit the Discussions page.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/425/2680   (539 words)

 The Awards
One of the principal functions of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts is to identify and reward excellence in the artforms of the moving image.
The Academy has earned its position as keeper of the gold standard because its engaged voting body is a diverse, expert membership of industry peers.
The BAFTA mask is regarded as the most coveted award among industry practitioners working in all artforms of the moving image.
www.bafta.org /site/Jahia/pid/3   (215 words)

The Academy supports, develops and promotes the artforms of the moving image, by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public.
We invite you to explore our site for more info about all of our awards, exciting events, downloads, our HQ at 195 Piccadilly, superb partnership opportunities and year-round activities that celebrate the highest achievements in our industries.
Situated in the heart of the capital, the Academy's newly refurbished headquarters at 195 Piccadilly provides exclusive screening, business and entertaining facilities for Academy members.
www.bafta.org   (144 words)

 A star is born — live on British television - World - theage.com.au
A BABY has been born on live British television for the first time, during a two-hour reality show.
Baby Caleb was born to proud mother Nadine via caesarean section in Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, during the special Birth Night Live.
Subscribe to The Age for your chance to win a trip to Italy and southern France with Peregrine!
www.theage.com.au /news/world/a-star-is-born-8212-live-on-british-television/2006/10/09/1160246070679.html   (418 words)

TV critic Kenneth Baily's first-hand account of the early days of BBC television -written over fifty years ago.
The story of how a large part of British television history was destroyed, and the steps now being taken to restore it.
The history of television from its early beginings to the present.
www.televisionheaven.co.uk /history.htm   (336 words)

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