Title: Penguin TV Companion
Publisher: Penguin Books
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
2011. 4th Revised edition. Paperback. Who were Lost in Space? Where did The League of Gentlemen live? When did the Eurovision Song Contest begin? And what does a gaffer actually do? This title answers these questions and more. It includes more than 2,300 programmes, from Dallas to Downton Abbey, Porridge to Peep Show and The Woodentops to The Wire. Num Pages: 1072 pages. BIC Classification: APT; WDKX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 233 x 154 x 50. Weight in Grams: 1024. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780241952917
Synopsis: Who were Lost in Space? Where did The League of Gentlemen live? When did the Eurovision Song Contest begin? And what does a 'gaffer' actually do? "The Penguin TV Companion" - fully revised, updated and expanded - answers all of these questions, and thousands more. It includes: more than 2,300 programmes, with cast lists, transmission dates, detailed synopses and loads more, from Dallas to Downton Abbey, Porridge to Peep Show and The Woodentops to The Wire; and more than 1,500 entries for major TV people - actors, writers, producers and others, from Des O'Connor to Dermot O'Leary, Joanna Lumley to Nigella Lawson and Harry Corbett to James Corden. In this title: technical terms are explained; major broadcasters are profiled; new star ratings, revealing the best, and the worst, of seventy-five years of viewing are included; and, DVD availability highlighted. This is the most comprehensive and addictive book on television you could ever want.
About the Author: Jeff Evans has edited eight editions of the Campaign for Real Ale's Good Beer Guide. His other books include Midsomer Murders: the Making of an English Crime Classic and Evans' TV Trivia. He has contributed to many TV and radio programmes, newspapers and magazines, including the Radio Times. He is married with two sons and lives in Newbury.
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