Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2015

224 Pages | 4 Illustrations, black & white

9.25 x 6.13 inches

ISBN: 9780719099854

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

  • Explores the production and consumption of factual history programming on British television
  • Charts the rise and dominance of television history as a popular cultural form
  • A critical examination of how fscutal history programming can be manipulated to rewite events with particular bias
  • Cleary defined chapters deal with the battle between the BBC and its commercial rivals to become the
  • Engaging, informed and easy to read, the book is intended for researchers, teachers, students and readers interested in television and historical studies
  • 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