The Age of Static: How TV Explains Modern Britain .

You can tell a lot about British society by its television. More than any other country, Britain still gets a sense of itself from the output of its national broadcasters. So what can we learn from the TV of the last two decades?

Beginning in 2000, this book explores the televisual contours of Britain, via five themed chapters: Britain's identity crisis property and the class system 'banter' and political correctness the role of the BBC and the impact of reality TV on politics. Over this period, Britain has become more divided, more fractious and less certain of its place in the world.

What did Jamie's School Dinners tell us about our perceptions of the working classes? What does our love of Downton Abbey say about the national psyche under duress? And how did Top Gear help to ignite Britain's culture wars? In this lively and wide-ranging account of twenty tumultuous years, Phil Harrison asks how we got here – and the role television played in the process.

Authors: Phil Harrison

Date: 2020

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Format: EPUB

Pages: 1



Language: English

ISBN / ASIN: 1911545523


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