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At the birth of television in the mid 1920s, ‘The race to perfect a workable system was matched by the rush to predict imminent social disaster’. In this entertaining social history, Norman looks back to the late 1930s and charts the progress of TV – despite the doomsayers – through 100 ground-breaking programmes, from Tele-Crime (1938–9), through Hancock (‘one man, one room, comedy stripped bare’) and The Magic Roundabout, to TV meets Netflix in House of Cards (2013).

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Television

Television

A History in 100 Programmes

Paperback448pp

9780008113322     Product Code: 225902

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At the birth of television in the mid 1920s, ‘The race to perfect a workable system was matched by the rush to predict imminent social disaster’. In this entertaining social history, Norman looks back to the late 1930s and charts the progress of TV – despite the doomsayers – through 100 ground-breaking programmes, from Tele-Crime (1938–9), through Hancock (‘one man, one room, comedy stripped bare’) and The Magic Roundabout, to TV meets Netflix in House of Cards (2013).

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