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British TV and Film Culture in the 1950s: Coming to a TV by Su Holmes

By Su Holmes

This booklet makes a speciality of the rising old relatives among British tv and movie tradition within the Nineteen Fifties. Drawing upon archival examine, it does this by means of exploring the advance of the early cinema programme on tv - mostly present unlock (BBC, 1952-3), photograph Parade (BBC, 1956) and movie Fanfare (ABC, 1956-7) - and argues that it was once those texts which performed the relevant position within the constructing family members among the media. quite by way of Britain, the early co-existence of tv and cinema has been visible as adverse and hostile, yet in situating those programmes in the contexts in their institutional creation, aesthetic development and reception, the ebook goals to ‘reconstruct’ television’s assurance of the cinema as an 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 types, yet crucially as websites of display leisure - successfully got here jointly at the moment in this kind of approach that's precise to this decade.

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