Unique, readable first hand accounts of one of the most significant periods in British television history. Introductory essay from leading academic Julia Hallam (University of Liverpool), sets the creation of Granada in the context of British broadcasting history and of television as it is today. Provides an insight into the culture of Granada TV during its pioneering early years, from the perspectives of writers, producers, directors, technicians and presenters. An illustrious collection of contributors, to name a few; Lord Isaacs, Lord MacDonald, Lord Birt, Michael Parkinson, Michael Apted, Stan Barstow, Nick Elliott, Victoria Wood, Kenith Trodd, Jack Rosenthal, Charles Sturridge, Anna Ford, Chris Kelly and Alan Plater. Concerns the production of such legendary programmes as World in Action, 'Brideshead Revisited, Coronation Street, A Family at War and What the Papers SayI peered round the door and saw our producer beating his head against the wall while asking: a#39;Mary, mother of God, what have I ... They arrived for their first TV appearance attired in little waistcoats like tacky Spanish waiters to sing a#39;A taste of honeya#39;. ... As they were leaving, Ringo sought me out to say, a#39;Thanks for the gig.
|Title||:||Granada Television--The First Generation|
|Author||:||John Finch, Michael Cox, Marjorie Giles|
|Publisher||:||Manchester University Press - 2003-11-08|