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By Su Holmes

This publication specializes in the rising ancient relatives among British tv and movie tradition within the Fifties. Drawing upon archival examine, it does this via exploring the improvement of the early cinema programme on tv - largely present liberate (BBC, 1952-3), photo Parade (BBC, 1956) and picture Fanfare (ABC, 1956-7) - and argues that it used to be those texts which performed the vital function within the constructing kinfolk among the media. really by way of Britain, the early co-existence of tv and cinema has been noticeable as adverse and adverse, yet in situating those programmes in the contexts in their institutional creation, aesthetic development and reception, the booklet goals to ‘reconstruct’ television’s assurance of the cinema as the most important to the material of British movie and tv tradition on the time. It demonstrates how the jobs of cinema and tv - as media industries and cultural kinds, yet crucially as websites of display leisure - successfully got here jointly at the present in one of these means that's precise to this decade.

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