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Television Mythologies: Stars, Shows and Signs

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A collection of essays on television which focuses on the previewers, the TV magazines, quiz shows, commercial breaks, Top of the Pops, One Man and His Dog, personalities, politicians and continuity announcers.
Paperback, 152 pages
Published May 18th 1987 by Routledge
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Mar 10, 2010 rated it it was ok
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I found this book of essays on television going cheap in a University Library book sale and picked it up out of curiosity. I found that a lot of it seemed to be pompous academic waffling, finding the symbolism in One Man and his Dog and so forth. It was written in the early '80s and is very much of its time, with several essays talking about the then-contemporary miners' strike.

A couple of the essays still have resonance today, such as the description of how the BBC and ITV treated the disturban
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