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Published: 01 July 2010

224 Pages | 4 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719080920

Bookseller Code (06)

History on British television

Constructing nation, nationality and collective memory

Robert Dillon

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Popular Culture MUP

  • Aimed at readers keen to understand how collective memory, television and history have become a potent propaganda mixture of stylised myths reinforcing nationality, identity and citizenship
  • Charts the rise and dominance of television history as a popular cultural form
  • Cleary defined chapters deal with the battle between the BBC and its commercial rivals to become the 'voice of the nation'
  • Engaging, informed and easy to read, the book is intended for researchers, teachers and students interested in television and historical studies
  • Explores the production and consumption of factual history programming on British television